November, 2013 Archives

Eureka College senior guard Caty Eeten scored 23 points, including a driving layup with 9:19 left in the second half to break the all-time Eureka scoring record, lifting the Red Devils to a 97-76 non-conference win over Knox College, Saturday afternoon at the Reagan Center. The decision also marked the first home victory for new head coach Victoria Jones. Eeten overcame early foul trouble and went 10-for-16 for the field to finish the contest with 1,485 points, breaking the previous EC record of 1,483 set by Jessica Reardon (2001-05). Eeten, who set the new all-time mark in only 71 career appearances, also owns all-time program records in scoring average (20.9), free throws made (466) and free throws attempted (575). She also has made 481 career field goals, 103 shy of the all-time Eureka record of 584 set by Jill McGinnis (1991-95). Saturday’s game was played at the Prairie Fire’s brisk tempo that includes full-court pressure and frequent mass substitutions. The visitors quickly claimed their largest lead of the afternoon, 10-4, less than five minutes into the contest. The Red Devils recovered quickly, responding with a 11-4 run and snagging their first lead of the day when junior forward Kelsey Shoemake scored in transition for a 15-14 edge with 12:52 left in the first half.

-Bob

Defenseman Nick Wheeler and center Garrett Vermeersch each scored a pair of goals on Friday to lead the Peoria Rivermen to a 4-3 victory over the Bloomington Thunder at Carver Arena. In addition, rookie goaltender Eric Levine (2-4-3) stopped 31 of 34 shots for his second win of the season, and first on home ice. With the victory, Peoria improves to 4-6-3 on the year (11 points) and 3-0-0 against the Thunder this season. Bloomington on the other hand falls to 3-8-0, while netminder Max Strang (3-6-0) stopped 29 of 33 shots in the loss. Bloomington outshot the Rivermen 34-33 on the evening, which was just the second time all year the Thunder have outshot their opponent and first time on the road. Peoria finished the game 0-for-4 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.

-Bob


Maywood Proviso East defeated the Trinity Trojans from Euless, TX 77-63 Wednesday night at Illinois Central College in the second round of the Tournament of Champions basketball tournament. The Pirates were led by senior guard Jevon Carter with 30 points and junior Kalin Fisher added 20 points and five assists. Seven foot senior center Myles Turner scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Trojans, while senior guard Adrian Wong added 21 points.

-Bob

The Peoria Manual Rams won its season opener, using 16 points from senior Javon Lee and 12 points from sophomore Devonte Keeton to defeat the Marquette Catholic Blazers from Michigan City (Ind.) , 54-42, in the third and final game of the Team Works National Classic portion of the Tournament of Champions Wednesday in Washington, IL. “They’re a team we knew could shoot the ball and we did a good job defending,” Manual coach Derrick Booth said. “We’re glad to get that first game under our belt.”

-Bob


Eureka College junior guard Seth Wickert erupted for 30 points and six rebounds and senior guard Connor Lincoln tacked on a career-high 16 points in his fourth career start, but a 3-point play from North Park‘s Juwan Henry with 1:09 remaining helped the Vikings rally for an 87-83 non-conference victory over the Red Devils, Tuesday night at the Reagan Center. The decision snapped Eureka’s 9-game home win streak. The Vikings led for a large portion of the first half and eventually opened up their largest lead of the night when Ryan Hyrn connected on a 3-point try for a 21-16 lead with 10:49 left in the half. Eureka answered the early deficit, ripping off 12 unanswered points to spark a 19-4 run over the next 6:24. Wickert scored 13 of his 30 points during the surge, including a pair of free throws with 9:01 remaining in the half for Eureka’s first lead of the night at 22-21. Eureka ultimately held a 35-25 cushion, its biggest lead of the game. Eureka shot a season-high 51 percent (28-for-55) as a team and held a 33-22 edge on the glass. The defeat ended a 9-game home win streak that dated back to December of last season.

-Bob

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