Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team defeated the Eutectics of St. Louis College of Pharmacy 78-51 on Saturday afternoon. The game was played in WBC's Southerland-Mabee Center.
Williams won nearly every statistical battle in the contest. They out-rebounded the Eutectics 52-29 and shot 45 percent from the field compared to only 34 percent for the visitors. WBC out-scored STLCoP 23-4 on second chance points.
The Eagles had four players reach double-figures in scoring. James McClain (SR/Covington, Tenn. ) and Tevin Howard (JR/Luxora, Ark.) each had 16 points. Howard added nine rebounds and McClain produced eight rebounds and six assists. Carter Clerveaux (SR/Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with 12 points and seven rebounds. Abel Yekeh (JR/Newark, N.J.) contributed with 11 points and eight boards. Marcus Springer (JR/Memphis, Tenn.) added nine points and seven rebounds off the bench.
The Eutectics (1-10, 0-10 AMC) were led by Kyle Jones, who finished with 14 points. Teammate Gozie Uzendu added 12 points.
The win is the second straight conference game to improve to 9-6 overall and 8-3 in the AMC. The Eagles have a 5-0 record at home this season.
WBC's next game is against conference foe Park University on Thursday, January 17th. The game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start in the William SMC. The Eagles won the first match of the year on November 20th against the Pirates by a final of 75-72 in Parkville, Mo.