For Immediate Release
Men's Basketball -- Feb. 19, 2011
Westminster Defeats Men's Basketball, 91-66
FULTON, Mo. – Westminster senior guard Jake Vislay scored a game-high 23 points to lead a Westminster attack that shot 61 percent from the field for the game, helping the Blue Jays to their fifth straight win in a 91-66 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference triumph over Eureka College, Saturday afternoon at Westminster Gym in Fulton, Mo.
The Blue Jays (15-9, 12-3 SLIAC) went 34-for-56 from the field Saturday afternoon, the best shooting effort by a Eureka opponent since Minnesota State shot 63 percent on Nov. 27. Skylar Tolson and Justin Gilmore added 10 points apiece to give the hosts three starters scoring in double-figures. Gilmore’s five rebounds led all players.
Eureka (4-20, 2-13 SLIAC) sophomore Mark Lessen (Delavan, Ill./Delavan H.S.) paced the Red Devils with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Lessen has been solid for the Red Devils as of late, averaging 15.0 points per game in six games during the month of February. He added two blocked shots Saturday to run his SLIAC-leading season total to 38.
Westminster’s victory on Saturday keeps the Blue Jays locked in a three-way tie for first place in the SLIAC with Webster and Spalding at 12-3. All three teams will play road contests this week and can secure at least a share of the regular season league title with a victory.
Eureka will close the 2010-11 season this Tuesday, making the short trip downstate to Jacksonville, Ill. for a 8 p.m. tip-off versus MacMurray.
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