Walnut Ridge, Ark. – Despite Stanley Malcom (JR/Chicago, Ill.)'s career-high 15 assists, the basketball Eagles of Williams Baptist College fell to Lindenwood University-Belleville 74-69 on Saturday. The American Midwest Conference match was held in Belleville, Ill.
With five ties and ten lead changes on the night, the game proved to be a back-and-forth battle. The Eagles were out-rebounded by the Lynx 45-35, but had 23 assists compared to only 13 turnovers.
Malcom's 15 assists were not only season and career-highs, but also the conference record for assists for at least the last four seasons. The junior point guard also finished with eight rebounds and six points for the contest.
James McClain (SR/Covington, Tenn. ) and Carter Clerveaux (SR/Brooklyn, N.Y.) netted 18 points for WBC. Tevin Howard (JR/Luxora, Ark.) was the only other Eagle in double-figures, as he scored 17 points, knocking down five three-pointers. He also contributed with five rebounds. Craig Anderson led LBU (8-7, 6-2) in scoring with 20 points.
Williams is now 7-6 overall and 6-3 in the AMC. The next game for the Eagles is against the Hornets of Harris-Stowe State University on Thursday, January 15th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., in the Southerland-Mabee Center.