Friday, March 1, 2013

Seniors boost UIS men past Quincy

Fittingly, it was the senior members of the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team who shined on Senior Night.

Forward West Dawson and fellow senior Kyle Gupton combined for UIS’ final 12 points in a 65-57 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory over Quincy in the regular-season finale Thursday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

“These last four days have been about the five seniors and everybody brought it,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “I’m proud of those seniors.”

The Prairie Stars snapped a three-game losing streak in the nick of time. Their focus now turns to the 12-team GLVC Tournament.

UIS (8-18 overall, 6-12 in the GLVC) will make its second ever appearance in the conference tourney Sunday as the No. 12 seed.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 1, 2013.

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