For Immediate Release
Feb. 7, 2011
Eureka Women's Basketball Weekly Notebook
FEBRUARY PLAY BEGINS
•The Eureka College women’s basketball team came within a single possession of erasing an 18-point deficit in the final seven minutes of Saturday’s game against Fontbonne, but the defending St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion Griffins scored 10 unanswered points late before holding on for a 70-64 win over the Red Devils at the Reagan Center.
•Junior forward Khassandrae Brown scored a game-high 22 points, her fifth 20-point game of the season. Freshman Caty Eeten, who has appeared in 11 games since joining the team at semester break, chipped in with 20 points to increase her season scoring average to a team-high 15.0 points per game.
•The Red Devils were scheduled to play Greenville last Wednesday at the Reagan Center, but a severe winter storm forced the game to be postponed until Monday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m.
THE BYARD WATCH
•Eureka junior forward Lisa Byard collected seven rebounds in Saturday’s game against Fontbonne to increase her career total to 537. She needs two more rebounds to move into a tie for ninth place on the all-time list with Bobbie Williams.
All-Time Eureka Rebounding List
1. Nicole Fisher 2004-08 892
8. Deb Owen 1981-85 583
9. Bobbie Williams 1986-90 539
10. Lisa Byard 2008- 537
•In addition to her rebounding numbers, Byard remains the active Eureka scoring leader with 810 points in 68 career games. She needs 218 more points to enter the top-10 on the all-time Eureka scoring list.
SCOUTING NEXT WEEK
•Eureka will play its first road game in nearly three weeks when the Red Devils travel to Lincoln Christian for a 5 p.m. start Wednesday night.
•The Red Devils turned it one of their most productive performances in school history last month against the Red Lions, breaking four school records in a 114-29 rout of LCU on Jan. 20 at the Reagan Center.
•Eureka set new single-game marks in points (114), steals (40), assists (35) and 3-point baskets (11) in the previous meeting with the Red Lions. Sara Hamilton scored 20 points that night to lead a group of five Red Devils in double-figures.
•The Red Devils will take their second in-state road trip in four days this Saturday when they resume SLIAC play in a 1 p.m. tip-off at Principia.
•The Panthers are 4-14 overall and 1-10 in SLIAC play, earning their lone league victory in a 72-45 rout of MacMurray on Jan. 22 in Jacksonville. Junior forward Lindsay Sydness leads the league in rebounding with 10.5 boards per game and ranks sixth in scoring with 14.1 points per game. She joins Spalding’s Beth Jamison as the only players in the SLIAC to average a double-double.
•Eureka opened SLIAC play with a victory for the first time in school history in a 69-60 win over the Panthers on Nov. 30 at the Reagan Center. Eureka led by as many as 19 points in the win and received a career-high 25 points from Hamilton.
AROUND THE SLIAC
•Westminster moved to 11-0 in the league after a 74-70 victory at Greenville on Saturday. The Blue Jays’ game scheduled against Fontbonne last Wednesday was postponed due to winter weather and has been rescheduled for tonight.
•After winning its first nine SLIAC games by an average of 19.3 points, Westminster’s latest two victories over Spalding and Greenville have been by a combined six points. Eureka will get its second chance at the Blue Jays on Feb. 19 in Fulton.
•Last week’s inclement weather across the region wiped out a total of four games featuring SLIAC teams.
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