Griffins Fall In Its Season Finale At Eureka

Griffins Fall In Its Season Finale At Eureka

EUREKA, Ill.—The Fontbonne University men's basketball team fell in its season finale against Eureka on Saturday, 93-76.

The Griffins (5-20; 3-15 SLIAC), ended the afternoon with a 32.9 field goal percentage. Off the bench, Tristan Baker stood out as he went 6-of-10 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the charity-stripe to tie his career-high with 21 points.

Luke DeLine hit three 3-pointers to end with 15 points and tied Erich Schark with eight boards. Kris McCann, meanwhile, added 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

Eureka (18-7; 13-5 SLIAC), shot 44.2 percent from the floor and hit 11 3-pointers in the win. Hank Thomas led all scorers with a game-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Shea Feehan also had a strong game with 25 points, while Dakota Bennington contributed 14 points and nine rebounds.

In the first half, the Griffins had its struggles from the floor with a 27.0 field goal percentage. On the other side of the court, Eureka went 20-of-38 (52.6 percent) and were paced by Thomas' 20 points.

At the 13:35 mark, Baker's jumper cut the deficit down to 16-9. Over the next three minutes, Eureka rattled off a 10-0 run to lead, 26-9. Eureka's offense stayed hot from there on out and headed into the locker room ahead, 52-23.

In the second half, the Griffins outscored Eureka 9-2 in the first three minutes to make it a 54-32 outing on McCann's lay-up. Later, at 4:49, the team trimmed the lead down to 19 (84-65), however, despite shooting an improved 38.5 percent in the second half, the Griffins fell by 17.

Fans make sure to stay updated on fontbonnegriffins.com throughout the year for full updates and recaps on the men's basketball team.