Webster University basketball will say goodbye to four seniors on the men’s and women’s basketball teams Saturday. Webster will honor the seniors by trying to inflict revenge after an early season loss to the Red Devils of Eureka.
On December 14, both men’s and women’s teams fell on the road to Eureka. The Lady Gorloks fell 70-67, while the men were beaten 81-74 in overtime.
The Lady Gorloks will try to bounce back Saturday from a road loss Wednesday night to Westminster, 59-56.
For the women’s team, Kaliann Rikard and Courtney Pursley will be playing in their last home game as Gorloks. During their time here at Webster (2010-2014), Rikard and Pursley have a combined win/loss record of 58 wins and 45 losses.
During this 2013-14’ season, senior guard Rikard is averaging 8.9 points per game, along with 4.7 assists and 2.8 steals. While senior forward Pursley is averaging 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds a game. Both players were on the 2010 Webster team, which was the last women’s basketball team to reach the NCAA tournament.
Both Rikard and Pursley have started and played every game this season. Webster’s Women’s team sits in fourth place in the SLIAC with an overall record of 14-9, and 11-5 in conference play.
Webster men Jarrod Huskey (Hillsboro, MO) and Hollis Edwards (Nashville, TN) will be playing their final home game Saturday as well. During their four years as a Gorlok, Webster has a combined win/loss record of 53 wins and 39 losses.
Men’s senior forward Huskey is averaging 6.3 points a game, and adding 4 rebounds this season, while Senior guard Edwards is averaging 6.3 points a game. Huskey and Edwards were apart of thelast Webster men’s basketball team that reached the NCAA tournament in 2010-11’.
Webster’s Men’s team is currently in third place in the SLIAC (St. Louis intercollegiate Athletic Conference) with an overall record of 16-7, and a conference record of 13-3.
There are two games left in the regular season for both Webster’s men’s and women’s teams. There will be a doubleheader Saturday, February 22. The Webster women’s game against Eureka (16-7) is set to tip off at 1 p.m. The men’s game against Eureka (4-19) is set to start shortly after the conclusion to the women at 3 p.m.