Walnut Ridge, Ark. –Sophomore Tevin Howard and junior Tony Jefferies led Williams Baptist College's
men's basketball team with double figures in points and rebounds in Saturday's win over the Trojans of
Hannibal-LaGrange University (Mo.). After the 68-65, WBC improves to 13-13 overall and 7-11 in the
American Midwest Conference.
The Eagles controlled much of the first half by having the lead for nearly 15 minutes. HLGU was able to
steal the intermission score, however, with their 32 points over WBC's 30.
Despite the close match, WBC proved to be the better team Saturday by quickly gaining back and
keeping the lead in the second half and only allowing the Trojans to control the scoreboard for under a
The Eagles, who average nearly 85 points per game, did struggle to find their offensive rhythm in the
contest. Hannibal-LaGrange outshot Williams 49 percent to 40 percent. "I thought we didn't do as well
offensively as what we should have, but we did finish strong and that is something we have been
working on," said Head Coach Josh Austin.
WBC junior Kevin Charles and sophomore EJ Rucker also scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. "It was a
fun game to be a part of, and I am proud of my guys," finished Austin.
Williams concludes the regular season away with Freed-Hardmen (Tenn.) on Thursday, Feb. 27, and
Mid-Continent (Ky.) on Saturday, March 1.