Eureka's High-Scoring Guards Have Peoria YMCA Roots

Shea Feehan, Hank Thomas Met Years Ago

PEORIA, Ill. - It's hard to keep score at a Eureka men's basketball.

Especially when Shea Feehan and Hank Thomas are on the floor.

"That's one thing Coach Wilde puts on the board, 'Score 100.' If we can score 100, we have the feeling that teams in our conference can't score 100," Feahan said.

The junior guards are combining to score 56 points per game in the conference. Eureka College has scored more than 100 points in four games already this season.

Thomas and Feehan feed off one another.

"I think playing with him, elevated my game. A lot of people focus on him," Thomas said. "When they focus on him, I go to work and vice versa."

If it appears the Peoria natives look like they've been playing together for a long time, it's because they have.

Feehan is a Notre Dame grad, Thomas went to Peoria Heights and Richwoods. Even though they went to different high schools, they met one another years ago at the Peoria YMCA.

They were in grade school at the time.

"We've been playing for a long time," said Feehan, who is averaging 36 points per game. "Sometimes we battle against each other, pick-up games at the YMCA. Going at each other, making each other better."

Now the longtime pals make Eureka College better. And cause nightmares for opposing teams.

"(Opponents) have to pick their poison.," Thomas said. "Are you going to focus on Shea? It's hard to stop both of us.And we have three other guys that are just itching to play."

Itching to play like these two guys.


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