November, 2012 Archives

Southeastern Iowa CC defeated Illinois Central College (5-5) 78-66 Thursday night at Lorene M. Ramsey Gymnasium. The host Cougars shot just 31 percent from the field and lost the battle of the boards by 21 to the Blackhawks. ICC was led in scoring by guards Partice Sanders and Sam Feehan with 14 points each, and freshman center Jordan Seele grabbed 6 rebounds.Southeastern Iowa scoring leaders were Warren Jones with 18 points and Tyrie Orosco 16 points. Nick Lyon added 14 points and 15 rebounds in the win.

-Bob

Eureka College junior guard Caty Eeten poured in a game-high 29 points, while sophomore forward Kelsey Shoemake delivered her third consecutive double-double, leading the Red Devils to their highest point total versus a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent since joining the league six years ago in a 91-77 conference victory over MacMurray, Wednesday night at the Reagan Center. The Red Devils scored the first four points of the game and eventually took its largest lead of the first 20 minutes when senior forward Melissa Clements hit a jumper for a 24-15 advantage with 7:45 to play before halftime. The Highlanders answered with a 13-0 run over the next 3:39, as Whittney Wade‘s 3-pointer gave the visitors their first lead of the night, 25-24, with 4:39 left. Eureka regrouped, regaining the lead for good in the final minute on a 3-point play from freshman forward Kayla Bryant, the first points of her collegiate career. Bryant’s effort gave the Red Devils a 33-32 edge, part of an 8-0 run that allowed the hosts to carry a 38-32 lead into the locker room. Eeten went 11-for-17 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line on her way to 29 points. Shoemake tacked on 21 points and 13 rebounds, while sophomore guard Jenna Brooks also reached double-figures with 11 points. Senior forward Jaylynn Stewart distributed a game-high seven assists. The victory improves the Red Devils to 3-0 overall for the second consecutive season and just the third time since the 1991-92 season. The Red Devils are also 1-0 in SLIAC play for the third consecutive season and fourth time overall. Eureka will continue SLIAC play Saturday with its annual trip to Louisville, Ky. for a noon CT tip-off versus Spalding. Click here to view more game photo’s.

-Bob

The Grand Rapids Griffins extended their winning streak to eight games with a 4-1 victory over the Peoria Rivermen Saturday at Carver Arena. The Rivermen (6-9-2-1) struck first in the contest as Chris Bruton scored his first goal of the season at 5:10 of the opening period. Cutting to the net after a faceoff, Bruton’s backhand shot from the left side of the goal deflected underneath Tom McCollum’s right arm for the game’s first goal. The Griffins (10-4-1-1) tied the game at one on a power play goal at 12:42 of the first period. Gustav Nyquist’s shot deflected off of the goal post and Landon Ferraro and Francis Pare unleashed a flurry of shots on goaltender Mike McKenna. Their persistency paid off as Pare’s final attempt found the back of the net, extending his point streak to six games. Tomas Tatar sealed the game less than two minutes later when Nyquist found him in stride streaking down center ice. Tatar scored his second goal of the night on an empty net from 20 feet away to give the Griffins a 4-1 lead. Peoria goalie Mike McKenna recorded 40 saves while McCollum earned the win behind 22 saves, improving to 4-2-1 on the year. Click here for game stats.

-Bob

Eureka College fifth-year guard Jordan Kindred scored his 1,000th career point midway through the second half, hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds remaining and swatted away Monmouth’s potential game-tying layup as time expired, sending the Red Devils to an 82-80 non-conference victory over the Fighting Scots, Tuesday night at the Reagan Center. The decision marked Eureka’s first victory over Monmouth College since Feb. 24, 1976. After Monmouth’s Jon Calhoun successfully converted a 3-point play for an 80-79 lead with 17.5 seconds remaining, Eureka advanced the ball past half court without calling a timeout to run an offensive set.  Eureka senior forward Dustin Fritsch eventually found Kindred, who pulled up and buried a 27-footer from straightaway for an 82-80 lead. With no timeouts remaining, the Scots frantically advanced the ball past half court and toward the goal, but Mike DeDecker’s driving layup attempt was swatted away from behind by Kindred just before the final horn. The Scots’ lead swelled to double-digits, 49-39, on Nick Marema’s layup with 16:59 left in the contest. The Red Devils answered with a 13-3 burst and forced a 52-52 deadlock when senior guard Rian Nailor scored inside at the 12:34 mark. The Red Devils eventually claimed their first lead since the 1:45 mark of the first half when senior reserve center D.T. Thornton scored for a 59-58 edge with 8:46 to play.

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-Bob

Bradley got off to a hot start, shooting 62.1 percent in the first half; including 7-of-8 on three-point attempts to jump out to an early lead, and never trailed in an 83-77 victory at Illinois Thursday at Assembly Hall. Five Bradley players scored in double figures, paced by Catie O’Leary and Shronda Butts with 15 points each.  O’Leary matched a career-high with 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the year. Senior Katie Yohn went to the locker room with 9:42 remaining in the opening period after taking an elbow to the eye with BU holding a 23-19 advantage. Following the Yohn injury, Butts made three of four free throws on an Illinois intentional foul and subsequent technical foul to extend the lead to 26-19. The Braves pushed the lead to as many as many as eight points (29-21), before a 9-2 Illini spurt trimmed the advantage to 31-30 with just under five minutes.  Freshman Jenny Smith hit a pair of three-pointers down the stretch and Bradley took a 48-43 lead into the break. Karisma Penn led the Illini with 29 points and 16 rebounds, with Ivory Crawford making 9-of-17 shots and collecting 18 points.  Alexis Smith joined the duo in double figures with 10 points and a game-high eight assists.

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-Bob

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