Welcome to the Club: Feehan Nets 1,000 in Win Over Robert Morris

Photo courtesy of Mollie Albrecht.
Photo courtesy of Mollie Albrecht.

EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College junior guard Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) poured in 28 points to become the 23rd player in program history to reach 1,000 for his career in the Red Devils' 111-74 victory over Robert Morris-Peoria, Tuesday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.

Feehan, who owns the program's all-time lead with a 25.3 scoring average, needed only 40 games to reach 1,000 for his career. He is the 20th Red Devil to hit 1,000 in the Division III era and closed the game with 1,010 career points.

The Red Devils promptly put together a big lead, jumping in front 17-6 on Feehan's layup at the 14:25 mark of the first half. The hosts' lead was 35-25 when two free throw from Brady Sanders (Minonk, Ill./Fieldcrest H.S./Illinois Wesleyan) triggered a 20-9 run to end the half. A Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) bucket gave Eureka its largest lead of the half, 55-32, in the final minute before intermission.

Eureka continued to pour it on in the second half. Another Thomas field goal made it a 30-point game, 64-34, less than three minutes into the period. The final 37-point margin was Eureka's biggest of the night.

Feehan scored 28 and Thomas followed with 16. In all, Alex Wiegand (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) and Sanders netted 12 and Ryan McElmurry (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg H.S./Black Hawk) scored 10 to give the hosts five players in double figures. Wiegand added 10 rebounds for a double-double and McElmurry distributed six assists. The Red Devils shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Eagles 54-41.

Jamor Stewart scored 26 to pace the Eagles. RMU went just 6-for-28 from 3-point range and was outscored by EC in the paint, 62-36.

Eureka will resume non-conference action Saturday in a 1 p.m. start at Monmouth.