For Immediate Release
Jan. 18, 2011
Eureka Women's Basketball Weekly Notebook
RED DEVILS GET SLIAC SPLIT
•The Eureka College women’s basketball team split a pair of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games last week, bringing its record to 4-9 overall and 2-5 in the league.
• Eureka freshman guard Caty Eeten scored 16 points and added seven rebounds, but Spalding’s Kelly Harrod poured in a game-high 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting to lead the Golden Eagles to an 82-57 SLIAC win over the Red Devils, last Wednesday night in Louisville, Ky.
•Eureka juniors Khassandrae Brown and Sara Hamilton shared game-high honors with 20 points apiece, leading a group of four Eureka starters to score in double-figures in a 75-57 SLIAC triumph over MacMurray, last Saturday afternoon at the Reagan Center.
HAMILTON HONORED BY SLIAC
•For the second time this season, Eureka junior guard Sara Hamilton has been chosen as the SLIAC Player of the Week, the league announced Monday night. Hamilton previously earned SLIAC Player of the Week honors on Dec. 20.
•Hamilton averaged 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in a pair of league contests last week. She went 7-for-11 from the field and recorded game-highs with 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists in Eureka’s 75-57 win over MacMurray last Saturday at the Reagan Center.
BYARD NEARING TOP TEN
•Eureka junior forward Lisa Byard became the 12th player in program history to gather 500 career rebounds in Saturday’s win over MacMurray. Byard needs 23 more boards to tie Dannette Gimore for 10th place on the all-time Eureka rebounding list.
All-Time Eureka Rebounding List
1. Nicole Fisher 2004-08 892
9. Bobbie Williams 1986-90 539
10. Dannette Gilmore 1984-88 529
11. Terese Raum 1988-92 523
12. Lisa Byard 2008- 506
•If Byard continues her career average of 8.0 rebounds over the final 11 games of the regular season, Byard can climb as high as eighth on the list this season.
SCOUTING NEXT WEEK
•Eureka will take a break from SLIAC play this Thursday when the Red Devils host Lincoln Christian at 6 p.m. at the Reagan Center. Eureka swept a home-and-home series with the Red Lions last season.
•A Division II member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), Lincoln Christian is 0-8 this season.
•The Red Lions are 0-2 against SLIAC members this season, losing 76-17 at Greenville on Nov. 29 and dropping a 99-31 decision to Principia on Dec. 2 in Lincoln.
•Team and individual statistics for the Red Lions are unavailable.
•The Red Devils will return to SLIAC competition this Saturday, visiting Blackburn for a 1 p.m. tip-off in Carlinville, Ill. The Beavers have won seven straight against the Red Devils and are 7-1 all-time in SLIAC games against Eureka.
•Blackburn is 4-10 overall as of Monday. The Beavers are 3-3 in SLIAC play and currently own a share of fifth place in the SLIAC with Greenville. Blackburn will visit Fontbonne on Wednesday.
•The Beavers are 4-4 in their last eight games after opening the season with six consecutive losses. Senior Sierra Shipley averages team-highs with 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
AROUND THE SLIAC
•Westminster stayed unbeaten in SLIAC play last week, posting double-digit wins over Greenville (83-65) and Principia (85-63). Eureka’s seven-point loss to the Blue Jays on Jan. 8 marked Westminster’s smallest margin of victory in a SLIAC game this season.
•The Blue Jays will visit Webster in St. Louis this Wednesday in their attempt to sweep the first half of the conference schedule.
•Blackburn earned a lopsided 81-12 victory over the St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Monday, Jan. 17, while MacMurray’s non-conference game at Grinnell was canceled.
•SLIAC schools are a combined 29-41 against non-conference opponents this season.
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