Category: Beavers

Eureka College junior outside hitter Kelli Dunne put down a game-high 11 kills and senior middle blocker Brittany Feger set a new career-high with four service aces, leading the Red Devils to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Blackburn, Tuesday night at the Reagan Center. Dunne’s first two kills of the match gave the Red Devils (2-8, 1-2 SLIAC) a 2-1 lead in the first game, a lead the Red Devils would hold on to for a large portion of the game.  After the visitors forced a 15-15 tie and a Eureka timeout, the Red Devils closed the set with a flurry to take an early lead in the match.  A Blackburn attack error ignited a 10-2 Eureka run to end the game, and senior middle blocker Paige Fannon capped the surge for the hosts when her kill secured the Red Devils’ 25-17 win. Eureka trailed only once in the final game of the match.  Smith’s service ace gave the Beavers a 6-5 lead before Eureka junior Shari Steidinger and senior Annette Crady put down consecutive kills to push the Red Devils back in front.  After Eureka stretched its lead to four (15-11), the Beavers gave one final push and pulled within a point (15-14) on a Eureka attack error.

-Bob

Eureka College senior guard Craig Black poured in a career-high 21 points and senior guard Cody Myers dished out a career-high seven assists, lifting the Red Devils to a 92-73 Senior Night drubbing of Blackburn, Wednesday night at the Reagan Center.  Eureka sophomore center Mark Lessen added a career-high 23 points in the win. Eureka (3-20, 2-12 SLIAC) controlled the early going, but Blackburn (5-19, 2-13 SLIAC) was able to push in front as late as the 7:03 mark of the first half when Julian Lott’s 3-pointer gave the visitors a 20-19 advantage.  The Red Devils answered with a 3-point basket from sophomore guard Jordan Fehr on the very next possession and the Red Devils would never trail again.  The Eureka first half lead swelled to as many as nine points when Myers drilled a 3-pointer in the final minute of the half to set the halftime score at 41-32 in favor of the Red Devils.

-Bob

Eureka College freshman Caty Eeten continued her rapid scoring pace with a career-high 36 points during Wednesday night’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game against Blackburn, but the Beavers tied the game with 14 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and outscored the Red Devils 11-6 in the extra session to grind out a 71-66 league win at the Reagan Center. The Red Devils (7-15, 3-11 SLIAC) held a three-point lead, 60-57, after Eeten buried a pair of foul shots with 26 seconds left in regulation. On Blackburn’s ensuing possession, Taheera Ali found Keshia Moore with a pass on the left wing, allowing Moore to drill a 3-pointer to force a 60-60 tie with 14 seconds left.  Blackburn (10-14, 9-6 SLIAC) called its final timeout immediately after the basket, but Eureka was unable to get a shot off on the ensuing possession before the horn, forcing overtime.

-Bob

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