Monday, January 13, 2014

UIS tops 100 points in first conference men’s basketball win

The University of Illinois Springfield never trailed Saturday en route to a 106-99 win over Quincy University and the Prairie Stars earned their first Great Lakes Valley Conference victory of the season.

UIS held an 84-65 lead with six minutes 53 seconds left in the second half. A 14-2 run by Quincy followed as Scottie Bruxvoort opened the stretch with a pair of foul shots at the 6:37 mark. Evan McGaughey capped the spurt with a 3-pointer that got the Hawks within 86-79 with 3 ½ minutes left. UIS sealed the win with 11-for-14 shooting at the free throw line in the final 40 seconds.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Stars (5-7 overall, 1-3 in the GLVC).

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on January 12, 2014.

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