Thursday, January 3, 2013

UIS basketball seeks a winning start to 2013

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team is looking for a jump start to the second half of the season.

The Prairie Stars, coming off an 84-43 exhibition loss at Wisconsin-Green Bay, are hoping to end a three-game losing streak at 7:30 Thursday night when they visit McKendree in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game.

UIS’ last victory was against Robert Morris University on Nov. 27.

“We’ve just got to find a way to win, get back on track and just get that feeling of winning again,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “That’s the biggest thing. Once you do that, it can build momentum for you.”

While the UIS men’s team has one GLVC game under its belt, the UIS women open league play at 5:30 Thursday night at McKendree. The Stars last played on Dec. 15, when they lost 66-62 to Lindenwood University.

UIS junior guard Megan Bergerud is averaging a team-high 12.6 points a game. Junior forward Elizabeth Kelly averages a team-high 8.3 rebounds and is scoring 8.3 points a game.

The teams were featured by the State Journal-Register on January 3, 2013.

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