Men fall to Brescia, Recover against
trend, as of late, for the men’s basketball team is to break
even week in and week out. This is evident again this past week
as the team fell to Brescia University, who is currently #25 in
the NAIA poll, 76-69, and defeated Harris Stowe State College,
84-72. The team is now at an overall record of 12-11 and 5-3 in
the American Midwest Conference.
In the Brescia game, the team trailed 11-0 right off the bat and
major changes had to be made in order for a spark to ignite the
team. Eventually, this took place as the Stars tied it up by
halftime, 35-35. Unfortunately, rebounding was a key factor in
the loss and the lack of key plays contributed as well. In
defeat, Lincoln James had 25 points and led the team in scoring.
Zach May chipped in with 12 of his own.
Harris Stowe provided the team with the opportunity to rebound
and get back on the winning track. Wins in the conference are
what is most important this time of the year. That is exactly
what took place as the team led most of the way and never looked
back. Randy Thomas came back from a tough game against Brescia
and led the team with 19 points. James tallied 16 points and May
included 12 once again.
This week is arguably the biggest week of the season for the
Prairie Stars, They first play host to McKendree on Thursday
night, February 26th at 7 pm. They then go on to host Missouri
Baptist on Saturday as the second part of the double header that
is scheduled. That game will tip off at 3pm.
Women beat Hornets, Tripped up by the Cougars
Another week, another .500 record for a UIS
basketball team. The women defeated the Hornets of Harris Stowe
State College on the 17th, 80-60 while they were handled by the
top team in the American Midwest Conference, Columbia College,
on the 21st, 93-54. This puts the team at an overall record of
9-19 and 4-8 in conference play.
Against the Hornets, the team dominated much like they did the
last time they were on the same court together. The Stars shot
53.0 percent from the field compared to the Hornets who only
shot a dismal 31.9percent. The leading scorer for the Stars was
Nicole Elkins, who tallied up 18 points. Myeshia Jones shot the
lights out as well, scoring 16 and going 7-8 from the field.
Zabrina Harper added 17 points respectively.
The Stars did not find the same luxuries against Columbia,
however. The game was never really in doubt as the lead at the
half was 50-25. Missed opportunities and turnovers were the
story in this one. The team was only able to shoot 28.8 percent
and weren’t able to stifle the offensive attacks that Columbia
mustered. In the loss, Elkins had 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Audrone Sulskyte had 13 as well with 10 rebounds, recording yet
another double-double for the Stars.
The team looks to recover from the loss this week as they play
at McKendree on the 24th. The game is scheduled to tip off at
7pm. Also, the final conference game of the season is on
Saturday at 1pm here at the UIS gymnasium. The team hosts
Entries are now available for
Intramural 4x4 Futsal and Intramural 6x6 Indoor Volleyball. Play
will be on Saturdays and Sundays after Spring Break beginning
March 27. Entry forms are available from the CRS Office and need
to be returned by 11pm on Thursday, March 11. All participants
must be at least 18 years old or a UIS Student for either
intramural sport team. UIS Students with a valid i-card and Rec
Center Members play for free. All Non-Rec Center Members/Non-UIS
players must pay the $10 sport fee and sign a waiver form for
either intramural sport team. IM Futsal teams consist of a
minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 players with no more than two
Non-Rec Center Members/Non-UIS players per roster. There can be
only one current or last year’s intercollegiate soccer player
per roster. IM Volleyball teams consist of a minimum of 6 and a
maximum of 12 players with no more than three Non-Rec Center
Members/Non-UIS players per roster. There can be only one
current or last year’s intercollegiate volleyball player per
Session C of the Toning & Conditioning Fitness Class will meet
on Mondays and Fridays from 12:10-12:50 pm in the UIS Gym
beginning March 22 through April 23. Amy Giles teaches the
classes which include exercises that contribute to
cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance, balance,
and flexibility. The fee for the 10 classes in Session C is $8
for Rec Members and $20 for Non-Rec Members. All classes will be
using a mixture of circuit training, floor exercise, and hand
weights. Register and pay fees at the CRS Office.
Week four of the UIS Intramural 5x5 Basketball League is
complete. Three games were again scheduled for Sunday. In the
first game, Canadian Masterpiece Theatre defeated The Shockers
55-41. Game two went to the Deuce Ballers with a 62-16 victory
over the No Names. In the final game of the day, the Stoners
forfeited to Let Us Win, Please?. Canadian Masterpiece Theatre
goes into week five with the league’s best record of 4-0. The
Deuce Ballers come in second with a record of 3-1. Let Us Win,
Please? and The Shockers are tied with records of 2-2. The
Stoners are 1-3 and the No Names round out the league with a
record of 0-4. League play concludes on Sunday, February 29, in
the UIS Gymnasium.
The UIS Intramural Badminton Doubles League began play with
matches on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Waqas Abbasi & Raju
A. Patil defeated Dale Schultz & Srinivas Bhemalked 15-1, 15-2
in the league’s first match. Thursday night, Schultz & Bhemalked
defeated Hayley Simmons & Aaron Golitko 15-5, 15-3. In the last
game of the week, Abbasi & Patil beat Raja K. Ananda & Vijay
Shourya 15-5, 15-11. Abbasi and Patil hold the best record of
2-0. Schultz and Bhemalked have a record of 1-1 and both Golitko/Simmons
and Ananda/Shourya have records of 0-1. Play resumes Friday
night, February 27, with a doubleheader match at 5:45pm and
6:30pm in the UIS Gymnasium.
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