Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team defeated the Hornets of Harris-Stowe State University 79-69. The game was played Thursday night in St. Louis, Mo.
HSSU jumped out to a 15-point lead, and were ahead 37-32 by halftime. Williams outscored the Hornets 47-32 in the second frame, however, to pull away with the vital road victory.
WBC utilized hot-shooting from the field to put away Harris-Stowe. As a team, the Eagles shot 48 percent from the floor and 55 percent from behind the arc.
James McClain (SR/Covington, Tenn. ) was one of three Williams players in double-figures. He scored a team-high 18 points and was 10-of-13 from the free-throw line. Aaron Hamby (JR/Malvern, Ark.) had 14 points off the bench and was perfect from the floor, going 5-of-5 overall and 4-of-4 from behind the arc. Stanley Malcom (JR/Chicago, Ill.) chipped in with 11 points, knocking down 9-of-10 free throws. The guard also had a game-high seven assists and he pulled down five rebounds. He currently sits third in the NAIA in assists per game.
HSSU (6-22, 4-16 AMC) was led by Jalen Fletcher's 25 points and 11 rebounds. Jacob Lloyd contributed with 21 points.
Williams improves to 16-9 overall and 15-6 in the American Midwest Conference. The team is sitting in a tie for third place in the conference with Lindenwood University-Belleville.
The Eagles will wrap up conference and regular season play on Saturday, February 28th, in St. Louis, against St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m., against the Eclectics.