SLIAC Weekly Release - February 10

SLIAC Weekly Release - February 10

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

HEADLINES 
Feature Friday with Dany Baker (February 5, 2016)

This week's Feature Friday is with Greenville College head coach Dany Baker. Find out how Coach Baker doesn't let any obstacle stop him from hitting the links.....MORE

Webster's Kilgallon Appointed To NCAA Division II Subcommittee (February 5, 2016)
Webster University Director of Athletics, Scott Kilgallon, has been named to the NCAA Division III Convention-Planning Subcommittee.  Kilgallon’s appointment for the Convention-Planning Subcommittee is effective immediately, and is a three-year term that concludes in January 2019.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Fontbonne at Eureka (February 9, 2016)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week features the men's basketball game game between Fontbonne University and Webster University in what is known as the "Battle of Big Bend". The two schools, located just five miles apart, will face each other for the second time this season and are among the teams battling for postseason position.....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 2015-16 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Men's Basketball

Shea Feehan Eureka College
Women's Basketball

Kara Johnson
Principia College

Men's Basketball l Women's Basketball

SLIAC WINTER STANDINGS

MEN'S BASKETBALL
      WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
     
School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall  
Iowa Wesleyan
9-5
13-8   Westminster
12-2 16-4
 
MacMurray 9-5
12-9   Iowa Wesleyan
10-4 15-6
 
Greenville 9-5
10-11   Greenville 10-4
14-7  
Westminster 9-5 9-12
  Spalding 9-6 15-7  
Webster 8-6 11-10   Webster 8-6 11-10
 
Spalding 8-7 10-12   Eureka 8-6 9-12  
Blackburn 7-7
8-13   Fontbonne 6-8 7-13
 
Eureka 6-8 8-13   Principia 4-11 4-16
 
Fontbonne 6-8
8-13
  Blackburn 2-12 2-19  
Principia 0-15 3-17   MacMurray 2-12 2-19
 

AROUND THE SLIAC

It took an extra five minutes but the Blackburn men's basketball team survived their meeting against Principia on Saturday, winning 84-76 in overtime. The Beavers trailed 66-60 with just over three-minutes left in regulation when Jake Maestranzi hit a three to spark the Beavers. He finished with a team high 26 points as the Beavers scored 10 of the first 13 poitns in the overtime period.
Red Devil senior Emily Camden had a memorable night last week against MacMurray. In the first half Camden joined the 1,000 point club, becoming the 16th player in school history to reach that mark. In the second-half Camden became the program's career leader in three-point field goals and currently had 197 in her four years. 
The Fontbonne men's basketball team is hoping the return of Richard Dorhauer and Ben Kissing, who have missed time recently due to injury, can help them right the ship. The Griffins have dropped three in a row and five of their last six to fall to 6-8 in the SLIAC. The Griffins look to get back into the win column this week with games against Greenville and Eureka.
The streaking Greenville men's basketball team have won four straight, the longest active winning streak in the league. The Panthers are now 10-11 overall and 9-5 in the SLIAC, tied for first in the standings. After winning just two games in the first two months of the season the Panthers have adjusted to their new system and gone 8-3 since the turn of the New Year.

The Iowa Wesleyan women's basketball team has hit a rough patch, losing three of their last four games. The Tigers were in fact undefeated in conference play until a loss to Greenville on January 16th and now sit at 10-4 in the SLIAC. They fell to Spalding on Saturday and will wrap up a three game road swing with a contest at Eureka on Wednesday night before returning home against Blackburn on Saturday.

The MacMurray men's basketball team had their six game winning streak stopped by Greenville on Saturday in a thrilling 124-123 game. The Highlanders trailed by 20 at half-time but their come back attempt came up just short. Brent Long led the way with 32 points and eight rebounds. MacMurray is now 9-5 in the SLIAC, tied for first-place in the standings as they are in search of a SLIAC regular season title.
Kara Johnson led the Panthers women's basketball team to back to back wins this week. In a win over Blackburn on Saturday, Johnson led all players with 31 points, going 10-of-17 from the field, while grabbing 11 rebounds. She followed with 30 points against Spalding on Tuesday. Johnson currently leads the SLIAC in scoring while Principia has now won three of their last four games.

The Spalding women's basketball team had a three game winning streak snapped on Tuesday in a loss to Principia. The Golden Eagles are now 15-7 overall and 9-6 in the SLIAC standings. They are on the road for thei next two games as they face MacMurray and Webster.

The Webster women's basketball team continues to make a push for the postseason, having won two straight games. The Gorloks are now 8-6 in the conference and are tied for the final spot into playoffs. They are on the road this week for a pair of conference games as they face MacMurray on Wednesday night and Westminster on Saturday afternoon.
The Westminster men's basketball team maintained their push for a regular season SLIAC championship with two wins last week to improve to 9-5 in conference play. They are currently in a four way tie and will face Blackburn and Webster this week as their pursuit continues.

THIS WEEK'S SLIAC SCHEDULE

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

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Be sure to check out the SLIAC You Tube Channel. Each Friday is the Feature Friday series featuring interviews with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators from around the SLIAC. You can also view our previous feature videos, where you can get to know our student-athletes outside of athletics and get an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete, as well as conference tournament highlight videos. Check out all of our YouTube Videos HERE


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