The Eureka College men's basketball team had a trio of 20-plus-point scorers, but that wasn't enough as host Grinnell won, 131-108, at Grinnell, Iowa on Tuesday.

Hank Thomas scored 29 points for the Red Devils (0-2), who also got 25 points from Dakota Bennington and 22 from Alex Wiegand. Hannes Kogelnik led Grinnell (1-1) with 33 points.

The hosts sank 26 of 63 3-point attempts compared to 8 of 32 for Eureka.


Baseball to get indoor facility: Illinois announced Tuesday it will break ground on a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility for the baseball program.

A lead naming gift of $3 million has been pledged by Susie Atkins. The facility, which will go before the University of Illinois Board of Trustees for final approval in January, will be named the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center.

The donation is the second major Illinois Athletics facility gift from the Atkins Family. The first was the $2.5 million donation for the Atkins Tennis Center, completed in 1991.

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Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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