Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team defeated Harris-Stowe State University by a final score of 83-71 on Saturday, at Walnut Ridge. The evening's contest saw WBC out-rebound HSSU 41-24 and make 19 free throws, compared to just nine for the Hornets.
"On offense, we were more patient, but on defense, we just did not play the Williams style of basketball. We lacked the attitude and we need to get that back before we play William Woods and Columbia," said Head Coach Josh Austin.
The Eagles rallied behind a strong performance from E.J. Rucker, who posted a team-high 28 points. James McClain and Tony Jeffries added 17 points respectively, and Tevin Howard posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Trevor Roberts scored 28 points to lead Harris-Stowe.
The win improves WBC's record to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the American Midwest Conference. The next game for the Eagles is slated for January 7 against AMC competitor William Woods University. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m., and the contest will be played in the Southerland-Mabee Center, on the Williams campus, at Walnut Ridge.