Upcoming Athletic Events
Monday, Mar. 2
7:00pm - Women's Basketball at Park (1st round of AMC Tourney)
Tuesday, Mar. 3
7:00pm - Men's Basketball at Park (1st round of AMC Tourney)
Saturday, Mar. 7
12:00pm - Men's Tennis at McKendree (Kings Point)
12:00pm - Women's Tennis at McKendree (Kings Point)
Eutectic men’s basketball head coach Brian Swift begins team practices in late September. Games begin in late October, with an average of two to three games per week. The majority of travel is on weekends and the team takes time off for holidays. The KIAC Tournament in late February marks the culmination of the season.
Euts Fall to Spartans
|Dan Hemann had his second
double double of the year
Photo by Jonathan Street.
Despite four players in double digits, the Eutectics could not overcome the Missouri Baptist Spartans on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Eutectic home gym, falling 78-53. Both teams struggled shooting in the first half, seemingly unable to find their groove. The Euts were six for 30 (20%) at the half to the Spartan’s 12 for 38 (31%), heading to the locker rooms at 33-18. With ten minutes left in the game, the Eutectics came within nine points of the Spartans, shooting an improved 32%. But, no sooner had the Euts made their move than the Spartans ramped it up, going 17 for 32, and pulling away from the Euts for good.
Fourth-year forward Gozie Uzendu had a double double in the second half alone, with 10 points and 10 boards. He would finish the game with 12 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists, claiming his sixth double double of the year. Fourth-year center Dan Hemann also picked up a double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Second-year guard Kyle Jones had 12 points and fourth-year guard Clayton Earhart had 10 points for the Euts. The remaining STLCOP points were from Jonathan Tran (5) and Alex Metzger (4).
Now 2-18 (0-18 AMC), the Eutectics host the William Woods University Owls on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. for the second half of the home and home series.