Thursday, November 8, 2012

UIS women's hoops coach sees potential in Stars

Little flashes of possibilities were visible to University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball coach Chad Oletzke.

A 15-minute spurt in the first half of an exhibition against Eastern Illinois University Sunday clued in the first-year coach on what could be.

“We climbed back from a 10-point deficit and gained the lead,” Oletzke said. “We played them even for 15 minutes. The last minute and a half, we kind of broke down. For a 15-minute stretch, we had exactly what we were looking for on both ends of floor.

“We were doing a good job on the defensive end and turning them over. We weren’t giving them easy shots. We were pushing it in transition. We were executing things offensively.”

The team was featured by the State Journal-Register on November 8, 2012.

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