For Immediate Release
Women's Basketball -- Dec. 20, 2010
Eureka Women's Basketball Weekly Notebook
RED DEVILS RETURN TO ACTION
•After 12 days away from game competition, the Eureka College women’s basketball team returned to action last week, dropping two games in Springfield in a span of 43 hours.
•The Red Devils lost at Robert Morris-Springfield on Thursday night, 88-56. The Eagles used a 12-3 run close the first half and controlled play after halftime for the win.
•Eureka junior point guard Sara Hamilton was solid in 37 minutes, scoring a team-high 11 points with eight rebounds and five assists. Freshman Kiley Bugaieski scored in double-figures for the first time in her young collegiate career with 10 points and junior forward Lisa Byard chipped in with nine points and a team-best 10 rebounds.
•The Red Devils returned to the state capital two days later and fell to Division II Illinois-Springfield, 87-70.
•Eureka freshman guard Emilee Brown connected on four 3-point baskets en route to a career-high 19 points, while junior forward Khassandrae Brown added a Eureka career-high18 points and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in 34 minutes off the bench.
•Eureka scored 48 points in the second half against UIS, the most points by a Eureka team in a single half since the Red Devils scored 51 points in the second half of a 101-61 win over MacMurray at the Elmhurst College Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 20, 2004.
EETEN JOINS THE RED DEVILS
•Eureka High School graduate and 2010 Peoria Journal Star small-school Player of the Year Caty Eeten joined the Red Devils prior to Saturday’s game at UIS after transferring to Eureka College for the spring 2011 semester. She had four points, six rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes off the bench in her debut on Saturday.
•Eeten’s older brother, Nick, was a baseball All-SLIAC Second Team selection for the Red Devils as a senior in 2010.
SCOUTING MOUNT MARY
•Eureka will play a rare weekday afternoon game on Monday, traveling north to visit Mount Mary at 1 p.m. at the Bloechl Recreation Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
•A Catholic women’s college and a Division III independent, Mount Mary is Eureka’s final opponent for 2010.
•The Blue Angels, under the direction of third-year head coach Juan Farmer, are 1-8 this season. Mount Mary’s lone victory came on Dec. 7, a 67-32 romp at Lincoln Christian. The Blue Angels have dropped a pair of lopsided decisions to Concordia (Ill.), a squad Eureka beat 58-51 on Nov. 23 at the Reagan Center.
•Eureka swept a pair of contests from the Blue Angels last season, opening the campaign on Nov. 20, 2009 with a 77-40 win in Milwaukee before earning a 79-21 victory at the ninth annual Eureka College Classic on Dec. 4, 2009.
•Team and individual statistics for the Blue Angles are unavailable.
AROUND THE SLIAC
•The nine SLIAC schools combined to post a 2-8 record in non-conference action last week. Conference games won’t resume until Tuesday, Jan. 4.
•Greenville had its season-opening five-game win streak snapped in a 69-56 loss at Augustana on Dec. 7. The Panthers followed that game with a 71-59 loss to St. Mary-Woods before returning to the win column with a 60-53 win over North Central (Ill.) last Thursday.
•MacMurray is still looking for its first win of the campaign. The Highlanders fell to 0-6 after an 87-64 loss at home to Elmhurst on Dec. 8. MacMurray is in the midst of a 26-day break from game competition.
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