EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College men's basketball team got 24 points from senior sharp-shooter Sam Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame [Illinois Central]) en route to a 107-97 non-conference victory over Knox College, Wednesday night inside the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center. The point total was the second-highest in ninth-year head coach Chip Wilde's tenure here at EC.
Eureka scored 39 of their points from beyond the arc and received 29 points from the bench. The Red Devils shot a blistering 13-for-20 (.650) from the 3-point line and 35-for-56 (.625) from the field. In addition to the hot shooting from the field, EC poured in 24-of-29 (.828) free throws. Eureka shot above 60% from the field for the first time since 2010. All seven Red Devils that saw action in the contest scored in double figures.
Junior forward Parker Gibson (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac [St. John's NW Military]) finished a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor, including a pair of treys, for a career-high 17 points. Senior guard Tommy Goulding (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora [Aurora]) netted 19 points along with five assists, both season-highs, while sophomore forward Austin Ahnafield (El Paso, Ill./El Paso-Gridley) chipped in a career-high 12 points.
KC's Cayleb Herrera paced the visitors with a game-high 26 points on 10-for-14 (.714) shooting from the floor. Robert Suntkin added 16 and distributed four assists, while Marcellis Davis and Deandre Weathersby came off the bench for 13 points apiece.
Eureka College Statistics, Leaders
Field Goal Percentage – .625 (35-56)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage - .650 (13-20)
Free Throw Percentage - .828 (24-29)
Feehan (24 points, 6 rebounds)
Goulding (19 points, 5 assists)
Greg Kent (13 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds)
Knox Colege Statistics, Leaders
Field Goal Percentage - .557 (35-56)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage - .522 (12-23)
Free Throw Percentage - .700 (7-10)
Herrera (26 points, 7 rebounds)
Suntken (16 points, 4 rebounds)
Weathersby (13 points, 7 assists)
Eureka will return to the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center for a conference tilt against MacMurray College action on Saturday, Jan. 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.