Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team defeated Missouri Baptist University by a final of 68-58 on Thursday night. The game was held in St. Louis, Mo.
Williams held a 35-25 lead at halftime and never looked back. They managed to extend the lead as high as 18 points in the second half.
WBC scored 32 of the team's 68 points off turnovers. MBU struggled against the defensive pressure, committing a total of 28 turnovers.
Carter Clerveaux (SR/Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Eagles in scoring with 14 points. Stanley Malcom (JR/Chicago, Ill.) finished with 13 points, five assists, four steals and four boards. Tevin Howard (JR/Luxora, Ark.) posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards.
The Spartans (4-16, 3-10 AMC) were led by Chris Buzzell's 15 points.
The victory gives the men's basketball team a season sweep against MBU. WBC won the first contest of the year 79-55 on December 4, in Walnut Ridge.
With the win, Williams improves to 10-8 overall and 9-5 in the American Midwest Conference. The next game for the Eagles is against the Owls of William Woods University on Saturday, January 31st. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m., in Fulton, Mo.