Illini win Fahey’s first game


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — The Illinois women’s basketball team won head coach Nancy Fahey’s first game as Illini coach Friday afternoon, beating Fort Wayne 64-50.

“You know I’d like to say it’s another game but it wasn’t another game,” Fahey said. “It was a special game and I feel very fortunate and blessed that I got the chance to be here today and the opportunity to work with these kids.”

“I mean it feels good like she said to just have a win,” Illinois sophomore guard Brandi Beasley said. “We love her as a coach, she’s a great person and when we go out there we play hard because we know that she cares for us.”

Illinois returns to the court Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast.

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