Friday, November 15, 2013

UIS’ long wait for women's basketball opener ends tonight

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team stepped on the court 31 days ago for its first practice.

The Prairie Stars finally play their first game today. UIS opens at 6 p.m. against host Missouri Western (2-0).

“It will be exciting to get on the floor and it’s going to be a long road trip with back-to-back games,” UIS coach Chad Oletzke said. “It will be a good experience for our team to get on the road and get some games under our belt.”

The Stars travel Saturday to Bolivar, Mo., to play Southwest Baptist (0-1) at 5:30 in another non-conference game. The Bearcats opened Tuesday with a 77-76 loss to Great Lakes Valley Conference member Drury.

The story was featured by The State Journal-Register on November 15, 2013.

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