Monday, February 25, 2013

UIS women's basketball team picks up road win

Megan Bergerud scored 16 points in the second half as UIS shot nearly 70 percent from the field after halftime to rally past the University of Missouri-St. Louis in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game.

Bergerud, a Virginia High School graduate, connected on six of six field goal attempts — including all three 3-point field goal tries — as the Prairie Stars hit 16 of 23 field goals in the second half (69.6 percent). She led all scorers with 21 points as UIS (6-19, 3-14) snapped a seven-game losing streak.

The Prairie Stars trailed 32-29 at halftime as they shot 12 of 29 from the field, 41.4 percent. Ashley Coffey notched seven of her 10 points in the first half. UIS was 28 of 52 from the field, 53.8 percent, while the Tritons were 23 of 59, 39 percent. Alyssa Palmer complemented Bergerud with 14 points, four rebounds and four assists.

The win was featured on February 24, 2013 by The State Journal-Register.

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