Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Prairie Stars' Kelly earns conference honor

Elizabeth Kelly has become the first player from the University of Illinois Springfield to be named Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

In the Prairie Stars’ two games last week, Kelly registered back-to-back double-doubles against Robert Morris-Springfield and Taylor, averaging 13 points and 13 rebounds per game.

She began the week with 14 points, 16 rebounds and three assists in the Prairie Stars’ 89-60 win over Robert Morris on Nov. 10. Four days later, she shot 5-for-9 from the field for 12 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and made two steals in a 75-72 overtime victory against Taylor.

 In the two games, she converted 12-for-17 (70.6 percent) from the field and 2-for-4 (.500) from the free throw line with 26 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

The story was featured in The State Journal-Register on December 17, 2013.

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