Grenadiers handle smaller Eutectics

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Jason Harris, senior forward, drives on Saint Louis College of Pharmacy’s Jake Dallas, senior forward, in the

Jason Harris, senior forward, drives on Saint Louis College of Pharmacy’s Jake Dallas, senior forward, in the

The IUS men’s basketball team dismantled the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics 101-52 in the Activities Building on Saturday, Feb. 21. 

Sophomore guard, Josh Lowery, led the Grenadiers with 26 points, while James Thompkins, senior forward, added 18 points in his last home game in a Grenadier uniform.

The Grenadiers’ record improved to 21-7, while the Eutectics fell to 3-21.

The more physical Grenadier squad dominated the game from the onset.  The Grenadiers hit 23 of 36 field goals and eight of 13 3-pointers in the first half.  The Grenadiers took a 56-32 halftime lead into the locker room.

Head coach Wiley Brown was pleased by his team’s performance.

“I think we played really well, we were really drilling our 3-point shots in the first half,” Brown said.

The Grenadiers’ offense stayed on a roll in the second half hitting 17 of 34 field goals and five of 14 3-pointers, cruising to an easy victory.

The Eutectics were led by Josh Boudeman, senior forward, with 18 points and 11 rebounds.  Jake Dallas, senior forward, also contributed for the Eutectics with eight points and two rebounds.

Brown had nothing but praise for their opponent, who brought only eight players to New Albany.

“It’s hard to imagine what those guys go through school wise,” Brown said.   “They’re all really smart kids and are all going to make a lot of money one day.  But the thing about their game that really stands out to me is how hard they play the game.”

The win sent the team’s two seniors, James Thompkins, forward, and Jason Harris, center, out victoriously in their last home game as Grenadiers. 

Thompkins had 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Harris added 10 points and came down with four rebounds.

Brown sees bright futures ahead for both seniors.

“James transferred from Georgetown College two years ago and has been a huge asset to this team,” Brown said.  “The guy’s so talented and he has a real chance to make money in this game overseas.”

Brown also had high praise for Harris.

“Jason’s been here for two years with me also, and let me tell you, the guy’s just a great person on and off the court,” Brown said.  “I’m really proud of him for coming up here, learning our system, working hard and most importantly getting his degree.”

The Grenadiers defeated Asbury College 83-75 in the semi-finals of the KIAC

Staff Writer