Thursday, December 4, 2014

Women's Basketball: Balanced Stars rally past Oakland City

The University of Illinois Springfield went on a 20-2 run in the second half to convert an 8-point deficit into a 10-point lead en route to a 61-55 win over Oakland City in a non-conference game at TRAC.

The Mighty Oaks ran off eight unanswered points to cut the deficit to 57-55 with 1 minute 36 seconds left, but the Prairie Stars held on for their third win in six games.

Briana Stars hit six of nine field goals and scored 15 points – including eight in the run – to lead a balanced UIS. The Prairie Stars rallied from a 34-31 halftime deficit as Oakland City connected on only eight of 27 second-half field goals, .296.

Syerra Cunningham scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, and Shelby Patterson and Courtney Knuckles added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on December 4, 2014.

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