Date: January 21, 2016
Score: WBC 65, LU-B 58
Records: WBC (11-6, 6-6 AMC), LU-B (6-13, 6-7 AMC)
Location: Belleville, Ill.
The Season Series:
Williams captured the two game AMC series sweep of the Lynx with the win on Thursday night. WBC won the first game of the series on November 19, 2015 with a 69-64 win in Walnut Ridge.
The First Half:
WBC grabbed its largest lead of the game in the first quarter, snagging an eight point lead at the 8:40 mark. Lindenwood rallied and took a slim 17-16 advantage into the second quarter. The Lynx captured the momentum in the second quarter and found a 37-26 lead at the end of the first half. LU-B shot 13-of-32 (41 percent) in the first half compared to just 10-of-31 (32 percent) for the Lady Eagles.
The Second Half:
Williams came out with a concerted effort on defense at the start of the third quarter. Using an 18-9 scoring edge in the period, Williams cut the Lynx lead to 46-44 at the end of the quarter. The fourth quarter came down to free-throw shooting and the Lady Eagles responded with a 11-of-12 effort in the second half, for 92 percent, to capture the lead and earn its third straight American Midwest Conference victory on the road.
Quote of the Game:
"We had a good start in the first quarter, then they made their run, so we ended the half eleven points down," said Head Coach Carol Halford. "We were able to use our press to create turnovers in the second half. Perry hit some big shots down the stretch and several free-throws. Our girls worked really hard," she added.
Stat of the Match:
Team Free Throws: WBC 14-of-16 (88 percent), LU-B 13-of-16 (81 percent)
Inside the Box Score:
• Andrea Moffitt (JR/Lexington, Tenn. ) led all scorers in the game, with 23 points. She also added eight rebounds and three steals.
• Alytrius Perry (JR/Marked Tree, Ark. ) produced a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. She also added six steals and dished out four assists. The 11 boards and six steals were both career-bests.
• Jasmine Ford (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) had seven points and three rebounds off the bench.
• Lindenwood was led in points and rebounds by Tiara Bramlett, who scored 17 points and pulled down 11 boards.
• Team Rebounds: LU-B (40), WBC (38)
• Team Turnovers: LU-B (20), WBC (14)
• Team Steals: WBC (10), LU-B (6)
• Team Shooting: WBC 23-of-62 (37 percent) , LU-B 20-of-56 (36 percent)
500 Win Watch:
With Thursday night's win, Head Coach Carol Halford now has 499 career victories.
The Lady Eagles will travel to St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, January 23, for an American Midwest Conference match against Harris-Stowe State University. Williams won the first matchup with a 60-53 victory. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, when Halford will make a run for win 500.
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