Monday, November 23, 2015

UIS women win three straight for first time since 2011

Three straight wins are a real boost for the University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team.

The Prairie Stars posted their third consecutive victory Saturday afternoon, defeating Lincoln University 80-69 at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

The last time UIS won three games in a row was December 2011.

With just four games under their belt and first-year coach Mark Kost at the helm, the Stars (3-1) have half the number of wins from last season when they were 6-20. “Coming from last season to this season is a totally different team,” UIS junior forward Syerra Cunningham said.

“We have the same players, but it’s different. It’s team basketball. We’re finding those looks. We’re not forcing it. If it worked it went in the flow of the game and flow of the play. We’re moving a lot better. We’re cutting. Shots are falling. Everything is working.”

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on November 21, 2015.

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