2016-17 Women's Basketball News

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    February 18, 2017
    Red Devils Top Iowa Wesleyan in Regular-Season Finale, 74-66 EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College seniors Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) and Luci Weis (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community H.S.) combined for 34 points Saturday in the Red Devils’ 74-66 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Iowa Wesleyan on Senior Day at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 17, 2017
    Red Devils Welcome Iowa Wesleyan For Senior Day EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will bring the 2016-17 regular season to a close on Saturday, welcoming St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Iowa Wesleyan to Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena for a 1 p.m. start. Eureka will host its annual Senior Day ceremony immediately following the game, honoring Michaela Balducci, Luci Weis and student manager Whitley Gregoire.
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    February 15, 2017
    SLIAC Champs! Eureka Thumps Westminster For Outright League Title EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team earned the institution’s first-ever St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference outright team championship on Wednesday, pulling away from Westminster for a 99-75 win at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. All five starters scored in double figures for the Red Devils, who won their first conference title in a women’s sport since 1997 and will host next week’s SLIAC Tournament.
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    February 14, 2017
    Eureka Ready to Take Another Shot at Outright SLIAC Title EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will take its second shot at an outright St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship Wednesday afternoon when the Red Devils host Westminster at 3 p.m. inside Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 13, 2017
    Hayley Reneau Named SLIAC Player of the Week ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Junior guard Hayley Reneau (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S./Illinois Central) became the fourth Eureka College women’s basketball player to be named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week in 2016-17, according to the league’s weekly award announcement on Monday afternoon. Reneau averaged 22.3 points in three league games last week, including a 28-point effort in Wednesday’s win over MacMurray.
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    February 11, 2017
    Red Devils Can’t Close Out Greenville, 66-64 EUREKA, Ill. -- In front of a near-capacity crowd for Alumni Day at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena on Saturday, Greenville kept its hopes alive to earn a share of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title with a 66-64 league win over the Eureka College women’s basketball team.
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    February 10, 2017
    Eureka Aims For Outright League Championship Saturday EUREKA, Ill. -- Three days removed from clinching a share of the institution’s first-ever St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team championship, the Eureka College women’s basketball team will try to win the regular-season title outright when the Red Devils welcome Greenville to Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena on Saturday at 1 p.m. EC needs one victory in its final three regular-season games to win the outright crown and host the SLIAC Tournament beginning Feb. 23.
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    February 08, 2017
    Eureka Beats MacMurray to Clinch Share of SLIAC Crown, 86-48 EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women's basketball team defeated MacMurray Wednesday night, 86-48, clinching a share of the institution's first-ever St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team championship. It is the Red Devils' first women's basketball conference title since 1990-91.
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    February 07, 2017
    Red Devils on the Brink of First SLIAC Title EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will try to win at least a share of the institution’s first-ever St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team championship Wednesday night when the Red Devils host league foe MacMurray at 6 p.m. at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 06, 2017
    Red Devils Rout Westminster to Secure SLIAC Spot, 75-47 FULTON, Mo. -- Eureka College junior guard Hayley Reneau (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S./Illinois Central) scored 22 points and seniors Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) and Luci Weis (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community H.S.) tacked on 15 apiece, helping the Red Devils clinch a berth in the 2017 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a 75-47 league win at Westminster, Monday afternoon in Fulton, Mo.
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    February 05, 2017
    Red Devils Revisit Westminster Rivalry Monday FULTON, Mo. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will play its final road game of the 2016-17 regular season on Monday, traveling to Fulton, Mo. for a 3 p.m. St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup with Westminster.
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    February 04, 2017
    Red Devils Suffer First League Loss at Fontbonne, 67-62 ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College freshman guard Kennedy Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 2:13 left, but Fontbonne scored seven of the game’s final nine points to earn a 67-62 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over the Red Devils, Saturday afternoon at Mabee Gymnasium in St. Louis, Mo. The decision snapped Eureka’s 10-game conference win streak.
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    February 03, 2017
    Red Devils Aim For SLIAC Tournament Bid Saturday ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will try to become the first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team to secure a bid to the 2017 SLIAC Tournament when the first-place Red Devils visit Fontbonne on Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Louis, Mo. Eureka can secure one of the four tournament berths with one more league victory.
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    February 01, 2017
    Red Devils Top Webster to Keep Perfect SLIAC Mark, 68-64 EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College senior guard Luci Weis (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community H.S.) scored 13 points off the bench, helping the Red Devils run their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record to 10-0 with a 68-64 league win over Webster, Wednesday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    January 31, 2017
    Red Devils Go For Sweep of Webster Wednesday EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will play its third consecutive game on Dave Darnall Court Wednesday when Webster visits for a 6 p.m. St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tip-off at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. The Red Devils will be in search of their first season series sweep of Webster since the 2011-12 season.
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    January 26, 2017
    Balducci’s Late Triple Sinks Spalding, 66-63 EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College senior forward Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) broke a 63-63 tie with a 3-pointer with :01.2 seconds left, lifting the Red Devils to 66-63 victory over Spalding, Thursday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. The win improved the first-place Red Devils to 13-5 overall and 9-0 in the SLIAC.
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    January 25, 2017
    Eureka Looks For Ninth League Win Thursday Versus Spalding EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will put the final unbeaten St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record on the line Thursday when the Red Devils host Spalding at 6 p.m. inside Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    January 21, 2017
    Eureka Stays Perfect in SLIAC, Routs Blackburn, 84-32 EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College junior guard Hayley Reneau (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S./Illinois Central) scored a game-high 19 points, one of five Red Devils to reach double figures, helping EC improve to 8-0 in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action with an 84-32 league win over Blackburn, Saturday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    January 20, 2017
    First-Place Red Devils Return Home to Host Blackburn EUREKA, Ill. -- Following an unbeaten road trip that covered three games over 12 days and an average margin of victory of 24.3 points, the Eureka College women’s basketball team will return to Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena for a 5 p.m. start against St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Blackburn. The start time of Saturday’s game was pushed back four hours due to a community event hosted by Eureka College.
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    January 18, 2017
    Eureka Gets to 7-0, Dumps Iowa Wesleyan, 64-49 MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Behind another dominant second half, the Eureka College women’s basketball team won its seventh straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest in a 64-49 victory over Iowa Wesleyan, Wednesday night in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Junior guard Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) put up a career-high 21 points to lead the Red Devils.
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    January 16, 2017
    Kennedy Dura Named SLIAC Player of the Week ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College freshman guard Kennedy Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) has been selected St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. Dura scored 16 points in the Red Devils’ 66-49 league win at Greenville last Wednesday.
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    January 11, 2017
    Big Second Half Lifts Eureka Over Greenville, 66-49 GREENVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College freshman guard Kennedy Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) erupted for a career-high 18 points and the Red Devils used a run of 20 unanswered points in the second half to turn a tied halftime score into a 66-49 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference romp at Greenville, Wednesday night.
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    January 10, 2017
    Eureka Takes Perfect SLIAC Record to Greenville GREENVILLE, Ill. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team will take the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s final unbeaten league record on the road again on Wednesday when the Red Devils visit the Greenville Panthers for a 6 p.m. tip-off inside H.J. Long Gymnasiun in Greenville, Ill.
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    January 07, 2017
    Red Devils Improve to 5-0, Blast MacMurray, 83-42 JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team continued its best start to a conference schedule in the program’s NCAA Division III history on Saturday, cruising to an 83-42 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over MacMurray in Jacksonville, Ill. The win improved the Red Devils to 9-5 overall and 5-0 against league opponents.
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    January 06, 2017
    Red Devils Return to the Road Saturday at MacMurray JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Following back-to-back home victories to begin 2017, the Eureka College women’s basketball team will begin a four-game stretch of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road contests when the Red Devils travel to Jacksonville, Ill. Saturday for a league matchup with the MacMurray Highlanders at 1 p.m.
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    January 04, 2017
    Red Devils Clip Fontbonne to Stay Atop SLIAC, 61-57 EUREKA, Ill. – A 3-point play from Eureka College sophomore forward Lexi Dooley (Sutter, Ill./Warsaw H.S.) in the final minute provided the ninth and final lead change of Wednesday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game against Fontbonne, sending the Red Devils to a 61-57 league win over the Griffins at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. Junior guard Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) led the hosts with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
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    January 03, 2017
    Eureka Ramps Up SLIAC Play Wednesday Versus Fontbonne EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will turn its attention to the final 13 games of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule when the Fontbonne Griffins visit Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena Wednesday for a 6 p.m. tip-off.
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    January 01, 2017
    Eureka Hits Century Mark in 100-85 Win Over Rust EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team shot a season-high 56 percent from the field and scored 100 points for the first time in more than four years in a 100-85 non-conference victory over Rust (Miss.), Sunday afternoon at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    December 30, 2016
    Red Devils Ring in New Year Sunday Versus Rust EUREKA, Ill. – Following a 12-day break from game competition for the holidays, the Eureka College women’s basketball team will ring in the new year Sunday with a 1 p.m. non-conference tip-off against the Rust Bearcats at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. The contest is Eureka’s first at home since Nov. 19.
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    December 19, 2016
    Lexi Dooley Tabbed SLIAC Player of the Week ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Two days after leading the Eureka College women’s basketball team to sole possession of first place in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings, sophomore forward Lexi Dooley (Sutter, Ill./Warsaw H.S.) has been chosen as the conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning.
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    December 19, 2016
    North Park Pulls Away to Down Eureka, 68-48 CHICAGO, Ill. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team trailed host North Park by only four points at halftime of Monday’s non-conference game in Chicago, Ill., but the Vikings used a strong second half to earn a 68-48 over the Red Devils. EC sophomore Lexi Dooley (Sutter, Ill./Warsaw H.S.) put up another double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
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    December 18, 2016
    Red Devils Go To North Park Monday For 2016 Finale CHICAGO, Ill. -- Following its third straight victory over a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe on the road, the Eureka College women’s basketball team will take its final non-conference road trip of the regular season in Monday’s 2 p.m. tip-off at North Park in Chicago, Ill.
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    December 17, 2016
    Red Devils Win at Webster, 75-66 ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team seized sole possession of first place in the early St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings on Saturday, earning its third consecutive league win on the road in a 75-66 triumph at Webster in St. Louis, Mo.
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    December 15, 2016
    Eureka to Visit Webster Saturday in St. Louis ST. LOUIS, Mo -- Following a 14-day stretch that included semester exams and a non-conference road trip to Chicago, the Eureka College women’s basketball team will resume St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action Saturday in a 1 p.m. matchup at Webster in St. Louis, Mo. Saturday’s game has been selected as the SLIAC Game of the Week.
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    December 12, 2016
    Chicago Downs Red Devils, 82-49 CHICAGO, Ill. -- Eureka College senior guard Luci Weis (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community H.S.) led the Red Devils with nine points and made a pair of 3-point baskets to move into fourth place on the program’s all-time list, but host Chicago used a strong first half to earn an 82-49 victory over EC, Monday night in Chicago, Ill.
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    December 11, 2016
    Eureka Continues Road Trip Monday at Chicago CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will continue its longest stretch of road games since the 1985-86 season when the Red Devils head to the Windy City Monday for a 5 p.m. non-conference game against the Chicago Maroons.
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    December 05, 2016
    Michaela Balducci Named SLIAC Player of the Week ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College senior forward Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) has been chosen as the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, according to an announcement from the league office, Monday afternoon. Balducci averaged 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and shot 78 percent from the floor in two league wins last week.
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    December 03, 2016
    Red Devils Secure SLIAC Win at Spalding, 76-60 LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Junior guard Hayley Reneau (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S./Illinois Central) tallied a game-high 23 points and senior forward Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) compiled another double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Eureka College women’s basketball team to a 76-60 win at Spalding, Saturday afternoon.
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    November 30, 2016
    Red Devils Crush Blackburn in SLIAC Opener, 81-39 CARLINVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College senior Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) scored 18 points and senior Luci Weis (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community H.S.) added 16, lifting the Red Devils to an 81-39 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Blackburn, Wednesday night in Carlinville, Ill.
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    November 27, 2016
    Bradley Pulls Away to Top Red Devils, 103-59 EUREKA, Ill. -- Despite a quick start that included an eight-point first-quarter lead, the Eureka College women’s basketball team dropped a 103-59 non-conference decision at Bradley, Sunday night in Peoria, Ill. Senior Luci Weis (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community H.S.) shared game-high honors with 17 points for the Red Devils.
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