United Township grad Jake Meeske scored a game-high 20 points and added six assists to lead the St. Ambrose men's basketball team to a 118-53 opening-season win over Emmaus Bible.
The Fighting Bees led 68-35 in the first half and held Emmaus Bible to 18 points in the second half.
St. Ambrose caused 26 turnovers and had 16 total steals while being a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line in the win.
St. Ambrose women fall in opener: The St. Ambrose women's basketball team dropped its season opener in a 67-60 road loss to Culver-Stockton. The Queen Bees led 55-46 after three quarters but were outscored 21-5 in the final quarter of the loss.
Hailey Cook and Madi Epperson led the Queen Bees with 10 points each while Reeann McCarty added 10 rebounds. Courteney Sailor led Culver-Stockton with 17 points and eight rebounds while Lacey Clark added 15 points.