Eureka women's basketball wins in Wis.
Eureka College sophomore forward Kelsey Shoemake (East Peoria/East Peoria H.S.) put up a game-high 22 points, while junior guard Caty Eeten (Eureka/Eureka H.S.) tacked on 19 points to reach ninth place on Eureka's all-time scoring list in the Red Devils' 89-56 rout of USCAA Silver Lake, Friday night in Manitowoc, Wis.
Eeten increased her career scoring total to 1,043, passing Carrie Eisenbarth (1999-03) and Terese Raum (1988-92) and moving into ninth place on Eureka's all-time scoring list. Next on Eeten's path is Brittany Gardner (2004-08), who ranks eighth on the list with 1,075 points.
Senior forward Jaylynn Stewart (Taylorville/Taylorville H.S./Illinois State) added 18 points and freshman guard Emily Camden (Green Valley/Midwest Central H.S.) scored 10 to join Shoemake and Eeten as Red Devils (4-2) scoring in double-figures. Stewart also collected a team-best eight rebounds.
Friday's victory ended a brief two-game losing streak. The final 33-point margin marked Eureka's most lopsided road victory since an 83-44 romp at Principia on Jan. 21, 2012.
The Red Devils will had less than 72 hours to prepare for their return home to the Reagan Center. Eureka hosted Midwest Conference member Lawrence Monday, the first-ever meeting on record between the two schools.
The matchup with the Vikings on Monday marked EC's final game before a two-game trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico later in the week. The two-game swing, which includes games versus No. 20 Catholic (D.C) (Wednesday) and UPR Mayaguez (Thursday), marks the southernmost road trip in the history of Eureka College athletics.
Be sure to pick up next week's edition of the Woodford Times for the latest on how the Eureka College Lady Red Devils women's basketball team did on the trip.