Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College women's basketball team hosted Blue Mountain College on Thursday night. The match was held in WBC's Southerland Mabee Center, and Williams won its second game of the season by a final of 74-66.
The Lady Eagles trailed 19-16 at the end of the first quarter, but rallied to take a 33-31 lead at the end of the first half. WBC out-scored Blue Mountain 25-12 in the third period of play and did not look back in the contest.
Center Porche Hall (SR/Wynne, Ark.) had a dominating performance in the contest. She lead Williams in scoring with 20 points, and she also pulled down a game-high 19 boards. The 19 rebounds are the most by a Lady Eagle in a single game since LaQuitta Eidson-Stewart's 20 rebounds against Ouachita Baptist University on February 19, 1996.
"We're fortunate Porche had that rebounding effort because it made a difference in the game," said Head Coach Carol Halford.
WBC had three other players tally double-figures in scoring. Alisha Stone (SR/Blytheville, Ark.) and Michaela Thompson (SR/Viola, Ark.) each had 13 points and Jasmine Ford (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) produced 12 points off the bench. Alytrius Perry (JR/Marked Tree, Ark. ) finished with nine points, eight boards and four assists.
Blue Mountain was led by Kristen Milewski in scoring. She tallied a game-high 21 points for the Lady Toppers.
The Lady Eagles had a dominant edge on the board as the team out-rebounded BMC 57-36. WBC also had a shooting edge of 40 percent compared to just 32 percent for the Lady Toppers.
Williams is now 2-0 for the season. They will travel to Blue Mountain College next on Monday, November 16. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., in Blue Mountain, Miss.