Category: SLIAC Conference

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

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

Eureka College freshman forward Kesli Blankenship scored a pair of goals and assisted on another, leading the Red Devils to a 5-0 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over MacMurray College, Wednesday afternoon at Traister Field. Blankenship was able to score twice before intermission and give the Red Devils a comfortable 3-0 halftime lead.  Her first tally came in the 29th minute on a free kick from approximately 25 yards straightaway, a blast that sailed over the head of the goalkeeper into the back of the net.  She scored again on a scramble in the final seconds of the half, taking a corner kick from senior Jessica Smith and finding the back of the net with just 2.6 seconds remaining before halftime.

-Bob

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