Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team defeated the Owls of William Woods University 73-57. The game was played on Saturday afternoon in Fulton, Mo.
The Eagles fell behind early and trailed 38-37 at the end of the first half, but Williams put a strong second half effort in, outscoring WWU 36-19. The victory earned the Eagles a school record 10th American Midwest Conference victory.
WBC shot 46 percent from the field and had 19 assists compared to just 10 turnovers. The Eagles forced WWU into committing 19 turnovers in the contest.
James McClain (SR/Covington, Tenn. ) led the team with 18 points. Abel Yekeh (JR/Newark, N.J.) added 14 points and eight rebounds. Tevin Howard (JR/Luxora, Ark.) chipped in with 14 points and Carter Clerveaux (SR/Brooklyn, N.Y.) added 11 points.
WWU (8-14, 5-9 AMC) was led by Austin Lowrey's game-high 20 points. Teammate Nate Binner contributed with 12 points.
Williams improves to 11-8 overall and 10-5 in the American Midwest Conference. They currently sit in a tie for fourth place with Lyon College, four games behind leader Freed-Hardeman University.
The Eagles will return home for a conference game against the Bulldogs of Benedictine University-Springfield on Thursday, February 5. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., in the Southerland-Mabee Center.