MONMOUTH - Eureka's stay in the postseason lasted just one game. The Hornets were bumped out Wednesday evening by Monmouth-Roseville by a final score of 50-47.
Senior forward Keegan Zimmerman poured in 28 points, including 15 in a row during a stretch that began in the second quarter and extended into the third. However, none of his teammates managed more than seven points.
“We were well-scouted. They tried to take away our strengths,” Hornets' coach Tim Meiss remarked. “They pressured us, got up in our face and made us rush shots You have to tip your hat to them (M-R).”
The Titans (15-14) were led by Jamonny Skinner with 16 points. Eureka bowed out with a 19-11 record.
Notes: Zimmerman’s 665 points shattered the previous standard of 659 that was held by John Phelps since 1966-67. He accounted for 38 percent (665 of 1,771) of the offense. Zimmerman finished his prep career with 1,026 points. Eureka was denied the program’s first 20-win campaign since 2003-04. The two coaches, Meiss (42 years, 636 wins) and M-R’s Chuck Grant (24, 397) have combined to coach for over six-plus decades on the sidelines and 1,033 wins between them.
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