SLIAC Weekly Release - Feb. 11

SLIAC Weekly Release - Feb. 11

This week in the SLIAC is a weekly review of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It recaps the prior weeks results and highlights upcoming events. You can also find the latest standings, statistics, schedules and awards.

HEADLINES

Feature Friday: Kelsey Shoemake (February 6, 2015)
You have seen her set records on the court, now get to know Eureka College's Kelsey Shoemake off the court in this week's Feature Friday interview.....MORE

Highlanders Rally For Win Over Spalding In SLIAC Game of the Week (February 7, 2015)
The MacMurray College men's basketball team staged an improbable 70-68 victory Saturday afternoon at Spalding University to climb back to the top of the SLIAC league standings.....MORE

Rae Becomes Blackburn's All-Time Rebounding Leader (February 9, 2015)
Blackburn College senior forward Briana Rae (Staunton, Ill./Staunton HS) set the career rebounding record at Blackburn College this past Saturday afternoon.....MORE

Eureka's Camden Named To D3hoops.com Team of the Week (February 9, 2015)
Eureka College junior guard Emily Camden (Green Valley, Ill./Midwest Central) has been named to the women's D3hoops.com "Team of the Week" for Feb. 2-8, 2015.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Westminster at Eureka (February 10, 2015)
his week's SLIAC Game of the Week is a possible SLIAC Women's Basketball Tournament preview as Westminster College will visit Eureka College on Saturday.....MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

The SLIAC Players of the Week are honored for their performances during the week. Click on the sport link below to see the full list of 2014-15 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Men's Basketball- Seth Wickert, Eureka College
Women's Basketball- Emily Camden, Eureka College

Men's Basketball l Women's Basketball

SLIAC WINTER STANDINGS

Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball

 

 

School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
MacMurray
10-3 10-10   Spalding
14-1 16-4
Spalding 11-4 14-8   Westminster
11-2 13-5
Webster
8-5 12-8   Iowa Wesleyan
11-2 14-6
Fontbonne 8-5 9-11   Eureka 9-5 12-9
Greenville 8-6 11-10   Greenville 6-8 9-11
Eureka 8-6 10-10   Webster 5-8 8-12
Iowa Wesleyan
6-7 10-9   Principia
5-9 10-10
Westminster
3-10 4-16   Fontbonne
4-9 8-12
Principia 3-11 5-14   MacMurray 3-10 5-15
Blackburn 3-11 4-17   Blackburn 0-14 0-21

AROUND THE SLIAC

The Blackburn men's basketball team is looking to stop a three game losing streak. The Beavers have fallen to Iowa Wesleyan, Westminster, and Principia in each of their last outings. The Beavers are on the road Saturday against Webster as they will look to get back into the win column.

Eureka College will host Pink Day this Saturday, February 14. Eureka will wear pink socks during the game to show their support for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the event. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen. There will be contests as well as discounted concession stand items.

The Fontbonne men's basketball team has won five straight games to climb into contention for the SLIAC Tournament. Fontbonne is now 9-11 overall and 8-5 in conference play, sitting in a tie for third place in the standings. The top four teams in the standings advance to the SLIAC Tournament, held Feb. 27 and 28 this year at the top seed's site.

The Greenville women's basketball team is coming down to the wire in their chase for postseason play. The Panthers are 6-8 in conference play, holding onto the final spot into the SLIAC Tournament. They have a half game edge over Webster and just a one game lead over Principia. The Panthers will face both teams during their final five games of the season.

The Iowa Wesleyan men's basketball team is playing their best ball of the season having won three straight games, matching their longest winning streak since winning their first three games of season. The Tigers have most recently topped Spalding, Blackburn, and Webster to improve to 10-9 overall and 6-7 in the SLIAC. The Tigers host Fontbonne on Saturday, which will close out their four game home stand.

Although it has been a tough season for MacMurray, the Highlanders do have two of the more prominent defenders in the league. Guard Melinda Wilson ranks fourth in the conference in steals with 43 this season while her teammate center Megan Duisen ranks fifth in the SLIAC in blocked shots with 36. 
The Principia men's basketball team stopped a five game losing streak with a thrilling 68-61 win over Blackburn on Tuesday. The Panthers placed four players in double figures in scoring with Jeff Ross leading the way with 20 points, four assists, and four steals. Parker Davidson added 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Panthers close out the week on the road against Spalding.

After suffering their first conference loss of the season two weeks ago the Spalding women's basketball team has responded with back to back impressive wins. The Golden Eagles defeated Fontbonne 63-48 and then took care of MacMurray 74-23 to improve to 14-1 in conference play. Spalding has secured a spot in the SLIAC Tournament but is still looking to wrap up the top seed, with just a one game lead over Westminster.

Despite dropping their last game the Webster men's basketball team has maintained their position in the SLIAC standings, holding strong for a spot into the SLIAC Tournament. Webster is 12-8 overall and 8-5 in the SLIAC, tied for third place. Webster faces cross-town rival Fontbonne on Wednesday, whom they are tied with for third place.
The Westminster women's basketball team extended their winning streak to six games with a win over Blackburn last week. The Blue Jays have the longest active winning streak in the league and currently sit in second place in the SLIAC standings, tied with Iowa Wesleyan, and just one game behind Spalding. This week the Blue Jays will host MacMurray and Central Christian Bible before heading to Eureka to close out the week.

THIS WEEK'S SLIAC SCHEDULE

To see a complete schedule of this week's SLIAC action click HERE

KEEP UP WITH THE SLIAC ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Be sure to keep up with the SLIAC using various social media tools. You can follow us on Twitter (@sliac) HERE or Facebook (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) HERE

Be sure to check out the SLIAC You Tube Channel. There you will find our weekly Feature Friday series where we talk with student-athletes from around the conference and help you get to know them outside of athletics and give you an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete. Last week we spoke with Kelsey Shoemake, a women's basketball player from Eureka College. Watch HERE

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