Grinnell College Athletics issued the following announcement on Nov. 13.
Playing for the first time this season in front of the home crowd, the Grinnell College men's basketball team put on a first-half show on its way to defeating Eureka College 131-108 Tuesday night at Darby Gymnasium.
Hannes Kogelnik '21 tied a school record with a perfect effort at the free throw line, going 10-of-10 while also making seven 3-pointers and tallying a career-high 33 points. Jackson Qualley '22 added a career-best 26 points with the aid of six treys, while Vinny Curta '19 had 19 points and five assists.
Tyler Grumhaus '21 scored 12 points and dished out a career-high five assists, while Brad Geiman '21 pulled down a career-best 10 rebounds.
The Pioneers, 1-1 on the season, shot lights-out 50 percent from 3-point land in the first half with a 20-of-40 success rate while making 48 percent of its shots overall from the field. Grinnell finished at 41 percent from both spots for the game. Eureka, 0-2 on the year, was held to 25 percent shooting from 3-point land.
Grinnell trailed 4-0 before scoring six straight points. Will Bebee '22 began the spurt with a 3-pointer and Kogelnik followed with another trey for a 6-4 edge. Eureka then tied it and later trailed just 11-9 before Grinnell erupted with a 12-1 run. Kogelnik had two 3-pointers to start the run and Curta added another for a 20-9 lead. After Eureka made a free throw, Kogelnik drained another trey for a 23-10 lead.
The Pioneers cruised from there, taking a 77-47 lead into the locker room and never looking back to secure the win.
Grinnell is back in action Thursday when Emmaus visits Darby Gymnasium for a 7 p.m. test.
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