For Immediate Release
Jan. 31, 2011
Eureka Women's Basketball Weekly Notebook
HOME STAND UNDERWAY
•The Eureka College women’s basketball team dropped two St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games last week at the Reagan Center, falling 92-39 to Spalding on Wednesday and 70-54 to Webster on Saturday.
• Spalding starters Kelly Harrod, Beth Jamison and Lauren Reed combined for 52 points and 30 rebounds, helping the visiting Golden Eagles extend their win streak to eight games in their win on Wednesday. Eureka junior Khassandrae Brown led the Red Devils with 14 points in the loss.
•Brown scored a game-high 17 points and freshman Caty Eeten added 15 points and five assists, but visiting Webster was able to slowly build a sizable second half lead in its win on Saturday.
THE BYARD WATCH
•Eureka junior forward Lisa Byard gathered a team-high nine rebounds Saturday and her final rebound with 14 seconds remaining in the game moved her into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time Eureka rebounding list with 530 boards. She needs nine 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- 530
•In addition to her rebounding numbers, Byard remains the active Eureka scoring leader with 805 points in 67 career games.
SCOUTING NEXT WEEK
•Eureka will host the second half of its season-long four-game home stand this week, welcoming SLIAC foes Greenville (Wednesday, 6 p.m.) and Fontbonne (Saturday, 1 p.m.).
•The Red Devils will look to avenge a 68-57 defeat suffered at Greenville on Jan. 6 when the Panthers invade the Reagan Center Wednesday night.
•The Panthers are 10-7 overall this season and 4-5 against SLIAC competition. Greenville has dropped four of its last six SLIAC games since its win over the Red Devils, but won its sixth non-conference game of the season Saturday against Monmouth, 71-60.
•Greenville is 7-2 against the Red Devils as SLIAC rivals, but Eureka posted a 75-70 win in the previous encounter at the Reagan Center on Dec. 10, 2009. All four games between the schools at the Reagan Center have been decided by seven points or less.
•Defending SLIAC regular season and tournament champion Fontbonne is the Eureka opponent scheduled for this Saturday. The Griffins are in the thick of the chase for a SLIAC Tournament berth with a 6-3 league record but have fallen three back in the loss column behind unbeaten Westminster in their bid to repeat as league champions.
•The Red Devils received a game-high 23 points from junior guard Sara Hamilton, but couldn’t erase a 9-point halftime deficit in a 71-58 loss to the Griffins on Jan. 4.
•Eureka has earned only one victory in nine tries against Fontbonne since joining the league prior to the 2006-07 season, a 69-52 drubbing on Dec. 9, 2008 at the Reagan Center.
•Fontbonne head coach Keith Quigley shared SLIAC Coach of the Year honors last season with Blackburn’s Mike Williams and has won the award five times overall. Quigley has 248 wins at Fontbonne since taking over at FU prior to the 1996-97 season.
AROUND THE SLIAC
•Westminster continued its push to become the first unbeaten SLIAC regular season champion since Maryville in 2008-09 with two wins last week to improve to 10-0 in league play. The Blue Jays will put their perfect record on the line this week in games against Fontbonne and Greenville.
•Webster and Blackburn also had 2-0 weeks in league play last week.
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