MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth guard Will Jones shot 5 of 10 from the floor en route to 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, driving the Fighting Scots to a 101-71 non-conference victory over the Eureka College men's basketball team, Monday night at Glennie Arena.
The Red Devils, who have now played three contests in a four-day span, went back-and-fourth with the host over the first thirteen minutes, exchanging five lead changes. With the Red Devils clinging to a 27-26 lead with 7:20 remaining in the first half, MC used a 15-0 offensive blitz to regain control of the contest 45-27 before two made free throws by senior guard Sam Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame [Illinois Central]) ended the EC scoring drought. Monmouth took a 51-32 cushion into the locker room.
Monmouth (1-0) sustained their lead through the second half, continuing their efficient offensive attack with points from ten different players.
Freshman forward Kyle Robison (South Wilmington, Ill./Gardner-South Wilmington) knocked down a 3-pointer as time expired for his first collegiate basket.
Eureka College Statistics, Leaders
Field Goal Percentage -.338 (22-65)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage - .348 (8-23)
Free Throw Percentage - .633 (19-30)
Feehan (20 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists)
Alex Wiegand (12 points, 4 rebounds)
Parker Gibson (8 points, 5 rebounds)
Monmouth College Statistics, Leaders
Field Goal Percentage - .465 (33-71)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage - .292 (7-24)
Free Throw Percentage - .757 (28-37)
Jones (20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists)
Riley Blea (16 points)
Jon Calhoun (14 points, 5 rebounds)
Eureka (0-3) will continue non-conference action tomorrow night with their first home contest of the season against Emmaus Bible College out of Dubuque, Iowa. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.