Basketball - Women's
Lady Eutectics Earn First Homecoming Game Win
Second-year Kamara Cox dribbles around defenders at a game at the Pillbox. Photo by Lindsy Benedict
Bolstered by a huge homecoming crowd at their final home game of the season, the Lady Euts earned the first women's basketball homecoming game win in STLCOP history on Friday, Feb. 15 by defeating the Logan Chiropractic College Lady Llamas in the Pillbox. Ahead 26-21 at halftime, the STLCOP team never looked back, beating the Llamas by 10 points, 59-49. First-year guard Emi Santhuff was the high scorer for the Lady Euts with 12 points and three assists, while first-year guard Amber Laurent had 11 points. First-year forward Jaime Everett and second-year center Heather Cohen crashed the boards for the Eutectics, together pulling
down 21 rebounds for the Lady Euts.
On Saturday, Feb. 15 the Lady Euts played their final game of the 2012-13 schedule in Paragould, Ark. versus the Crowley's Ridge College Pioneers. The STLCOP team was hoping for a repeat of the first part of the home-and-home series against the Pioneers in January, when the Lady Euts won 81-74. But a slow offensive first half prevented the STLCOP team from enjoying
another victory over the Pioneers. Shooting only 10 percent from the field in the first half, the Lady Euts were down 36-14 at half time. The Eutectic team woke up in the second half, improving their shooting to 48 percent and scoring 42 points, but it was still not enough to catch up. The Pioneers defeated the Lady Euts 82-56. Santhuff again led the team with 19 points, while Cohen came close to a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds for the Euts.
The Eutectic women's basketball team finished the 2012-13 season with a 3-19 record and in ninth place in the KIAC. With a complete roster of first- and second-year players, no seniors will be lost this year and the young team has a full two years to gain more collegiate basketball experience and grow together as a team. As a first-year, Santhuff has
made her mark, leading the team in points and steals, averaging 8.6 points per game and earning a 14th- and 15th-place ranking in the KIAC for three-point field goals per game (1.20) and steals per game (1.25). Fellow-first year Allie Farr, has found her way into second place position in the KIAC for blocks per game (1.53) and total blocks (29), while Cohen's blocking average of 0.46 per game puts her at 12th in the KIAC and helps the Lady Euts rank fourth as a team in that category.
Lady Euts Suffer Defeat to Brescia
Jaime Everett went 10-for-12 against Brescia, scoring 20 points for the Lady Euts.
In their final conference game of the season, the Eutectic women's basketball team suffered a loss to the Brescia University Bearcats, 96-45, Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Pillbox. The Lady Euts struggled to find the basket in the first 10 minutes of the game, allowing the Bearcats to pull ahead by 20 points early on. Down 45-20 at halftime, the Lady Euts scored another 25 points in the second half, but it was not enough. A lack of rebounding (28 STLCOP rebounds to Brescia's 41) and poor free throw shooting (6-for-23) did not help the Lady Eutectic squad's cause.
First-year forward Jaime Everett led the Eutectic team, making 10-of-12 shots for 20 points to go along with six rebounds. First-year guard Emi Santhuff had 10 points and three assists for the Lady Euts.
The STLCOP women's team is now 2-18 with two games left on the schedule. This Friday, Feb. 15, the Lady Euts will host the Logan Chiropractic College Llamas for their homecoming game at 6 p.m., before heading to Paragould, Ark., on Saturday, Feb. 16, to play Crowley's Ridge College in their final game of the season.
Lady Euts Lose Two in Indiana
Courtney Darrah had eight points and nine rebounds against OCU.
The Eutectic women's basketball team returned home from Indiana over the weekend with two losses after playing a conference game against Indiana University Southeast on Saturday and Oakland City University on Sunday. At IUS, the Lady Euts had a tough first half, shooting only 19 percent and scoring 14 points to the Grenadiers' 51. The Grenadiers forced 24 Eutectic turnovers and had pulled down 13 more rebounds than the Euts by the end of the game. The final score had IUS on top, 88-32. Second-year center Heather Cohen was the high scorer for the Lady Euts with eight points and six rebounds. First-year forward Jaime Everett had six points and eight rebounds, while first-year guard Emi Santhuff had seven points for the Eutectics.
On Sunday, the Eutectics lost to the Oakland City University Mighty Oaks 92-45. The Mighty Oaks forced 25 Eutectic turnovers, converting 20 of them into fast breaks and OCU points. Cohen led the Lady Euts again with nine points and four rebounds, while second-year forward Courtney Darrah had eight points and nine rebounds.
The Eutectic women's team is now 2-17 with three games left in regular season play. This week the Eutectics host their final conference match-up against Brescia University on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Pillbox at 6 p.m.
STLCOP Suffers 12-point Loss to LCU
Heather Cohen had her first double-double of the season against Lincoln Christian University on Thursday. Photo by Eric Pan
The Eutectic women's basketball team traveled to Lincoln, Ill., on Thursday, Feb. 7 to return a game at Lincoln Christian University. The Lady Euts were not able to avenge their four-point loss to the Red Lions in November, returning home with a 65-53 loss.
Second year forwards Courtney Darrah and Samantha Bryant crashed the boards for 18 and 15 rebounds, respectively, helping the Eutectic team out-rebound the Red Lions 79-62. But STLCOP also racked up 21 fouls, bringing the Red Lions to the free throw line 25 times. LCU scored 14 points in free throws alone, tipping the score in their favor.
Second-year center Heather Cohen posted her first double-double of the season, scoring 19 points and pulling down 11 rebounds for the Euts. First-year forward Jaime Everett added 10 points and eight rebounds.
The Lady Euts are now 2-15 for the season with five games left in regular season play. This weekend, the STLCOP teams will travel to Indiana to play a conference game against Indiana University Southeast on Saturday, Feb. 9, then take on Oakland City University on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Midway Defeats Lady Euts
Second-year guard Molly Hood was the high scorer for the Eutectics with 12 points and three rebounds. Second-year center Heather Cohen had ten points and three rebounds, while first-year guard Emi Santhuff had eight points and four rebounds for STLCOP.
The STLCOP women's team is now 2-14 with five games left in regular season play. Next up, the Lady Euts travel to Lincoln, Ill., to play Lincoln Christian University on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Eutectics Lose to Highlanders
Emi Santhuff (shooting) had eight points for the Euts against MacMurray. Jaime Everett (No. 33) led the team in points with nine and Samantha Bryant (No. 50) led in rebounds with five.
STLCOP's women's basketball team lost to the MacMurray College Highlanders of Jacksonville, Ill., on the road Thursday, Jan. 31. Down 36-16 at the half, the Euts could not catch up and suffered a 70-36 loss to the Highlanders. While the Eutectic rebounds matched up with the Highlanders, the Highlander defensive pressure forced 28 Eutectic turnovers and held the Euts to 42 shot attempts (compared to the Highlanders' 68). The eight percent shooting percentage difference (41 percent for the Highlanders, 33 percent for the Eutectics) did not help the Eutectic cause.
First-year forward Jaime Everett was the top scorer for the Lady Euts with nine points.
First-year guard Emi Santhuff had eight points, while second-year forward Courtney Darrah
had seven points and four rebounds. Second-year forward Samantha Bryant led the team in
rebounds with five.
The Lady Euts are now 2-13 for the season. They hope to improve on that record Saturday,
Feb. 2 when they host conference member Midway College in the Pillbox.
Lady Euts Come from Behind to Win in Overtime
Eutectic point guard Emily Nickels brings
The Eutectic women's basketball team fought back from a first-half deficit against the Crowley's Ridge College Pioneers to win 81-74 in overtime in the Pillbox on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The 81 points is the third highest ever posted by a Eutectic women's basketball team in STLCOP history. (STLCOP had 85 points against St. Louis Christian in 2005 and 83 against Principia in 2002.) Shooting 27 percent in the first half, the Eutectics were down 35-27 at half time, but they emerged from the locker room in the second half focused on winning. The Eutectic defense crashed the boards, pulling down 29 rebounds to the Pioneers' 11, while shooting 46 percent from three-point land.
Tied at 69 at the end of regulation, the Lady Euts continued to hammer the boards in overtime, while the Pioneers seemed to melt under the pressure, missing several clutch layups and five of eight free throws. The Euts hit the shots they needed, sinking seven of eight of
their own free throws along with a couple of baskets to rack up 12 points in overtime to the Pioneers' five.
Three STLCOP players scored in double digits. First-year guard
Emi Santhuff wowed the crowd by sinking three of six three-pointers in the second half. She racked up 24 points and eight rebounds for the Euts, putting her on the top 20 single game scorers list in the STLCOP record books. First-year center Allie Farr had her first college double-double, scoring 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. First-year point guard Emily Nickels' ball-handling skills were put to the test as she effectively fought the Pioneers' press to bring the ball down the court for the entire game. In addition to taking care of the ball, she put in 11 points and collected five rebounds for the Euts.
This was the second win of the season for the Lady Euts, who are now 2-12. Thursday, Jan. 31 they travel to Jacksonville, Ill., to take on MacMurray College before hosting KIAC member Midway College on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Pillbox.
Lady Euts Fall to Asbury
Head Coach Ashley Eldridge talks with the Lady Euts during a time out on Saturday.
The Eutectic women's basketball team lost to conference stronghold Asbury University in the Pillbox on Saturday, Jan. 26. The Asbury Eagles, ranked second in the KIAC came out of the gate on fire, scoring 63 points in the first half to STLCOP's 15. The Eutectics could not find a weakness in the Eagles, who shot 53 percent and racked up 24 steals to only six turnovers for the game. The Eagles defeated the Eutectics 96-34. First-year guard Emi Santhuff led the Euts with nine points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists.
The Lady Euts are now 1-12 for the season. Next up, they host Crowley's Ridge College on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Pillbox at
STLCOP Endures Second Loss to Principia
The Eutectic women's basketball team traveled across the Mississippi to Elsah, Ill., for the second game of a home-and-home series on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Unfortunately for the Euts, the result of Tuesday's away game was the same as the one played in the Pillbox against Principia in November - a loss. The Lady Euts scored 22 points to Principia's 37 by halftime, and eventually lost 66-43. First-year forward Jaime Everett was the high scorer for the Eutectic team with nine points and five rebounds. First-year Amber Laurent had eight points and three steals for STLCOP, while second-year Courtney Darrah led in rebounds with six.
The Lady Euts are now 1-11 for the season. They will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 26, when they host Asbury University in the Pillbox at 1 p.m.
Lady Euts Struggle Against Conference Teams
The STLCOP women's basketball team played two more conference games on the road over the weekend in Berea, Ky. The first game was against conference leader Alice Lloyd College on Friday, Jan. 18. The Alice Lloyd Eagles are currently 7-2 in the conference and quickly demonstrated to the Eutectics why they are in first place by holding the Euts to nine points to their 41 in the first half. The game ended with the Eagles winning 87-26. First-year guard Amber Laurent led the Lady Euts with 11 points, while first-year forward Jaime Everett pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with four points.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Lady Euts faced the Berea College Mountaineers on their home court. Despite Eutectic second-year center Heather Cohen's eight points and seven rebounds, the Euts sustained another loss, 90-37.
The Lady Euts are now 1-10 for the season and 0-4 in the KIAC. Tonight the STLCOP team will try to add another win to their record when they play a non-conference game against Principia College in Elsah, Ill. at
New KIAC Teams Defeat Lady Euts
After a month off, the Lady Euts returned from semester break with back-to-back games
Emily Nickels (No. 12) led the Euts with 10 points against Point Park University.
against strong newcomers to the KIAC. Point Park University and Carlow University, both from Pittsburgh, Pa., joined the conference in the fall and the Point Park women's basketball team already leads in the KIAC with a 9-3 record this season. In a game on Sunday, Jan. 13, at neutral site Midway College in Kentucky, the Lady Euts suffered a 68-32 loss to the Pioneers. Point Park attempted only 11 more shots than STLCOP throughout the game, but the Eutectics' 23 percent shooting could not measure up to the Pioneers' 39 percent. First-year guard Emily Nickels led the Euts with 10 points and six rebounds, while first-year center Allie Farr had eight rebounds and two blocks.
On Monday, Jan. 14, STLCOP faced Carlow University, which is currently 4-8 in the KIAC and ranked seventh of nine teams, just above STLCOP. The Carlow Celtics defense kept the Eutectics to five points in the first half, while scoring 32 of their own. The Euts would never recover from that deficit, and despite tripling their score in the second half, would lose 54-20 to the Celtics. First-year guard Emi Santhuff led the team this time with six points and three rebounds, while second-year center Heather Cohen had 10 rebounds for the Euts.
The Lady Euts will get two more conference road games in before classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22. This weekend, they head to Berea, Ky., to take on Alice Lloyd College (Pippa Passes, Ky.) on Friday, Jan. 18 and Berea College on Sat., Jan. 19.
Eutectics Finish 2012 with Loss
Courtney Darrah had five points for the Euts against MacMurray.
The Eutectic points were spread out among 10 players, led by first-year guard Emi Santhuff with 13 points. Second-year center Heather Cohen had seven points and six rebounds. First-year guard Amber Laurent had six points, while second-year guard Molly Hood and second-year forward Courtney Darrah had five each.
The Eutectics end the 2012 year with a record of 1-6. They will return to competition on Jan. 13 with their first conference game against Point Park University in Midway, Ky.
Eutectic Women Struggle Against Greenville
Emi Santhuff (#3) led the Eutectic team with 13 points against Greenville. Photo by Lindsy Benedict
The Eutectic women's basketball team hosted the Greenville College Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Pillbox. The
Panthers' strong defense prevented the Euts from getting many shots off in the first half, holding the Euts to 14 points. Greenville, shooting 46 percent, went into half time with 43 points. In the second half, the Euts were able to put a few more points on the board and hold the Panthers to 30, but the end result was a Greenville win, 73-39.
First-year guard Emi Santhuff was the high scorer for the Eutectics with 13 points. Second-year center Heather Cohen
had six rebounds in the game, while first-year point guard Emily Nickels had six assists.
The Lady Euts are now 1-5 for the season. They have the rest of the week off from competition before they host
MacMurray College on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Pillbox.
Eutectics Can't Catch Up, Lose to Principia
Allie Farr shoots a free throw during a game in the Pillbox. Farr had nine points for the Euts against Principia.
Second-year center Heather Cohen had nine points and eight rebounds for the Euts, while first-year center Allie Farr also had nine points. First-year guard Shianne Russell had four steals and two assists, all in the second half.
The Lady Euts are now 1-4 for the season. Next up, they host the Greenville College Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. in a doubleheader with the men's teams in the Pillbox.
Lady Euts Lose a Heartbreaker To LCU
Heather Cohen had six points and five rebounds against LCU.
The Eutectic women's basketball team took a tough loss to Lincoln Christian University on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in front of a packed house in the Pillbox. The Euts came out strong, shooting 44 percent as a team and ending the first half with a seven point lead over the Red Lions, 31-24. First-year guard Emily Nickels had 12 points for the Euts in the first half alone.
The Euts held onto their lead for much of the second half, but the Red Lions' leading scorer Moriah Kirkpatrick chipped away at their lead by putting away 16 of her 22 total points in the second half. The Euts struggled to find the basket towards the end of the game, and the Red Lions took the lead in the final minutes, winning 55-51.
Nickels finished the game as the high scorer for the Euts, collecting 16 total points and four assists. First-year Allie Farr had six rebounds, while first-year Emi Santhuff had 13 points and four steals.
The Lady Euts are now 1-2 for the season. This Saturday, Nov. 17, they host Benedictine University Springfield at 2 p.m. in the Pillbox for the second part of their home-and-home.
Eutectics Post First Win of the 2012-13 Season
The Eutectic women's basketball team is 1-1 for the 2012-13 season, losing the first game at Benedictine University-
Springfield (Ill.) on Nov. 1 and following it up with a win over Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa on Nov. 3.
At Benedictine-Springfield on Thursday, the Euts took a 4-0 lead in the first four minutes, but were unable to hold on,
finishing the first half behind the Bulldogs, 44-22. The second half was much like the first, with the Euts scoring
21 to the Bulldogs' 45. The final score was Benedictine over the Euts, 89-43. First-year guard Emily Nickels led
the Eutectics, dropping in eight points and pulling down seven rebounds, while second-year center Heather Cohen had
nine rebounds and six points.
In Iowa on Saturday, the Euts pulled ahead of the Faith Eagles immediately, leading 26-19 at the half. Despite scoring
10 fewer points in the second half, the Euts were able to defeat the Eagles 42-36 for their first win of the season.
Nickels again led the Euts with 13 points and five rebounds, while second-year guard Kamara Cox collected eight
rebounds, nine points, and five steals.
The Eutectics will enjoy a week of practice before their home opener on Nov. 13 against Lincoln Christian University
at 7 p.m. in the Pillbox.