The UIS women's basketball team improved to 3-0 overall with a home opener win over the Southwest Baptist Bearcats on Saturday night.
- SBU jumped ahead 17-2 before UIS starting hitting three-pointers
- The only lead change of the game occurred in the final minutes of the first half
- The Prairie Stars led 41-38 at halftime after a 27-point second quarter
- UIS edged SBU 23-20 and 20-18 over the final periods
- UIS had the advantage in shooting, averaging 51.86% for the game compared to SBU's 44.4%
- Jessenia Lawson made 7-of-11 field goals, totaling 22 points. She also contributed nine rebounds and eight assists
- Jazzlyn Givens made seven of her eight attempted field goals including two-for-two three-point shooting
- Southwest Baptist had 44 points off the bench to the Prairie Stars' 15
- UIS was successful in 15-of-21 free throw attempts while the Bearcats shot just under 50%
UIS will travel to Rockhurst for a conference game on Wednesday, Nov. 22.