Monday, January 12, 2015

UIS women earn first conference victory

Jameeshia Armstrong had the hot hand and refused to let a missing shoe stop her.

The University of Illinois Springfield junior guard’s shoe came off in the second half of Saturday’s Great Lakes Valley Conference game against Truman State, but she kept playing. Neither Armstrong nor her teammates let off the gas pedal after halftime and the result was a 72-57 victory at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

It was the first conference win for UIS (5-7 overall, 1-3 in the GLVC) and ended a five-game losing streak.

“Once we picked it up on defense, offense just fell into place,” Armstrong said.

Down 31-29 at halftime, the Prairie Stars came out of halftime on a 17-8 run. Armstrong scored nine points during the stretch and UIS led 46-39 with 13 minutes 9 seconds remaining. She finished with a team-high 16 points.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on January 11, 2015.

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