Thursday, October 31, 2013

UIS women's basketball hopes depth sparks success

Senior guards Megan Bergerud and Alyssa Palmer have a clear vision of what the upcoming University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball season should look like.

“We want a winning season,” Palmer said.

Added Bergerud, “And make the conference tournament. It would be the first in school history. It would be cool to be a part of that.”

The Prairie Stars finished the 2012-13 season with a 6-20 overall record and a 3-15 mark in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. They placed eighth and last in the GLVC West Division.

UIS kicks off the new year with an exhibition at NCAA Division I Bradley at 7 p.m. Friday. Then it’s another two weeks of practice before the season opener Nov. 15 against host Missouri Western.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on October 31, 2013.

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