For Immediate Release
Dec. 4, 2010
Webster Too Much For Red Devils, 64-52
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College sophomore guard Tanner Schreck (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.) came off the bench to hit five 3-point baskets for a career-high 15 points, but the Red Devils couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 64-52 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss at Webster, Saturday afternoon at Grant Gymnasium in St. Louis, Mo.
Webster’s Alec Kuhl hit a shot with 15:07 left in the first half for a 6-4 lead, and the Gorloks would never trail again. Stefan Whittingham scored with 9:58 left before halftime to give the Gorloks their first double-digit lead of the afternoon (17-6). Consecutive baskets by Willie Trimble and Robby Meeh in the final 11 seconds of the half gave the hosts a 39-21 halftime lead.
The Gorloks maintained the pressure in the second half and never saw their lead dip below double-digits. Despite the large deficit, Eureka outscored Webster 15-7 over the final 11-minutes, 27-seconds of the game, but the Red Devils ran out of time in their bid to win at Webster for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
Schreck did all of his damage in the second half and played only 14 minutes. His five 3-point baskets were the most by a Eureka player in a single contest since Michael Zasada knocked down five triples against Fontbonne at the Reagan Center on Jan. 30, 2010. Junior guard Andy Leppard (Crescent City, Ill./Crescent-Iroquois H.S.) led all scorers with 19 points, while junior guard Jordan Kindred (Chrisman, Ill./Chrisman H.S.) gave the Red Devils three double-digit scorers with 10 points and added a team-high seven rebounds.
Nick Jones paced the Gorloks with 14 points in the win. Webster spread its minutes, as nine players played at least 11 minutes.
Eureka will take a break from SLIAC play this week, traveling to the Chicago suburb of River Forest to visit Concordia (Ill.) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Cougars were one of only three Eureka opponents to win at the Reagan Center last season.
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