Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College Eagles basketball team defeated the Hornets of Harris-Stowe State University by a final of 79-69. The game was played Thursday night in Walnut Ridge, Ark.
Williams notched a 35-23 lead at the half, and managed to hold the Hornets in check in the second round of action to take the contest.
The Eagles shot 48 percent from the field compared to just 42 percent for the Hornets. WBC out-rebounded the Hornets 41-37 and had nine blocks.
Tevin Howard (JR/Luxora, Ark.) had a big night for Williams. He posted game-highs in both points (24) and rebounds (15). James McClain (SR/Covington, Tenn. ) had 16 points and 6 boards. Abel Yekeh (JR/Newark, N.J.) finished with 13 points and Stanley Malcom (JR/Chicago, Ill.) had a game-high nine assists. Carter Clerveaux (SR/Brooklyn, N.Y.) contributed with a balanced line of six points, five rebounds, five assists and a game-high five blocks.
HSSU (3-12, 2-8 AMC) was led by Jalen Fletcher, who finished with 15 points. Trevor Roberts added 10 points for the Hornets.
Williams improves to 8-6 overall and 7-3 in the American Midwest Conference. The next game for the Eagles is against St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday, January 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m., in the Southerland-Mabee Center.