Monday, January 28, 2013

UIS women halt losing streak at seven

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team got the start it was looking for Saturday.

The finish the Prairie Stars could have done without, but UIS held on for a 57-52 victory over Rockhurst to snap a seven-game losing streak.

UIS scored sparingly after the midway point of the second half in the Great Lakes Valley Conference game at The Recreation and Athletic Center. Still, the Prairie Stars (5-12 overall, 2-7 in the GLVC) put a “W” in the win column for the first time since Jan. 3 against McKendree.

“We’ve been talking about it all week how we need to start off games right,” said UIS junior forward Mallory Beck, who scored a team-high 15 points. “In the last game, we didn’t come out so strong. We’ve been pounding it in our heads all week that we wanted to come out stronger than the other team, and we did that.”

The win was featured by the State Journal-Register on January 27, 2013.

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