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The University of Illinois Springfield women's basketball team picked up a major conference win on Saturday, defeating the McKendree Bearcats 77-72.
Game Summary
  • The first quarter showcased the even matchup. The lead changed five times before the quarter ended with UIS trailing by one
  • UIS opened up a double-digit lead with a 7-2 run in the second quarter 
  • The Stars had the advantage in rebounding, field goal percentage, assists, turnovers, and bench points in the first half of the matchup
  • McKendree applied pressure over the third quarter but the Prairie Stars kept the Bearcats out of the lead
  • UIS worked hard to keep McKendree at bay, getting the job done to improve to 13-10 overall, 11-6 in the GLVC
From the Box Score
  • Kayla Rice led in scoring with 24 points from 8-of-17 shooting
  • Jessenia Lawson had a 13 point, 11 rebound double-double
  • Liz Uhl scored 12 points
  • UIS made 30-of-67 (44.8%) from the floor compared to 24-of-49 (49%) by McKendree
  • UIS had a 13-20 advantage in turnovers, stealing the ball away from the Bearcats 10 times
Around the GLVC
  • Rockhurst, Truman State, Drury, Lewis, UMSL, Maryville, and UIS earned wins on Saturday as the conference standings continue to tighten
  • McKendree remains at the top of the GLVC Point Rating System (PRS) Rankings with Drury, Lewis, Maryville, and UIS rounding out the top five 
Up Next
UIS will host Lewis and Indianapolis in its final homestand next week