Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team hosted Harris-Stowe State University, on Tuesday night, in an American Midwest Conference battle. HSSU used a late second half rally to defeat WBC 70-61.
Williams held a 35-30 advantage after the first half, but foul trouble began to plague both sides and Harris-Stowe outscored WBC 40-26 in the second frame to come away with the victory. In total, both teams committed 57 fouls, which led to 69 free-throw attempts.
The Hornets held a slight edge shooting from the floor, as they posted 41 percent against 39 percent for the Eagles. Free-throw shooting proved to be a determining factor as HSSU went 24-of-40 from the line compared to 15-of-29 for WBC.
Braxton Gillespie (JR/Olive Branch, Miss. ) led Williams in scoring with 14 points. Tony Jeffries (SR/West Memphis, Ark. ) was the only other Eagle in double-figures in scoring. He had 11 points and seven boards.
The Hornets (2-0, 1-0 AMC) were led by Dominic Phillips, who had a game-high 26 points.
The next game for WBC will be against the Pioneers of Crowley's Ridge College on Tuesday, November 10. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., in the Southerland-Mabee Center.