Friday, December 2, 2011

Women's Basketball: Beale lifts UIS in OT

Bailey Beale hit a field goal and two free throws in overtime, and Alyssa Palmer added two free throws with 25 seconds remaining to ensure the University of Illinois Springfield’s 70-68 victory over Rockhurst in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game Thursday night.

Beale, who scored 18 points to lead the Prairie Stars, hit a 3-point field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 62.

In overtime, UIS opened on a 6-0 run as Beale hit a jumper and Mallory Beck and Beale each converted two free throws to give the Prairie Stars a 68-62 lead.

Megan Bergerud, Carly Goede and Elizabeth Kelly each added 10 points as UIS improved its record to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the GLVC. The Hawks fell to 1-6 and 0-1.

The win was featured in an December 2, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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