Date: February 16, 2016
Score: (14) Freed-Hardeman University 100, Williams Baptist College 89
Records: (14) FHU (21-5, 15-3 AMC), WBC (13-8, 11-7 AMC)
Location: Brewer Sports Center - Henderson, Tenn.
The Shooting Exhibition:
The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team traveled to Henderson, Tenn., for an American Midwest Conference showdown with the Lions of Freed-Hardeman University. FHU avenged an earlier season loss to the Eagles by winning Tuesday night 100-89.
In the fast-paced first half, the Eagles and Lions swapped the lead and FHU held a slim 47-43 edge after the first half. The second half showed no signs of the pace slowing, as both teams scored more points in the second frame. FHU was able to pound the ball into the paint with its two big men Isaiah Harrison and Orlando Bass and sink late free-throws to even the season series.
Inside the Box Score:
• E.J. Rucker (JR/Newport, Ark. ) led all scorers with 27 points for WBC. He shot 10-of-17 from the floor and 5-of-8 from behind the arc.
• Tevin Howard (SR/Luxora, Ark.) had 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting. He also pulled down a game-high 15 boards in his double-double performance.
• Stanley Malcom (SR/Chicago, Ill.) contributed with 16 points and went 4-of-8 from behind-the-arc. Malcom also dished out six assists.
• Demoine Brown (JR/Luxora, Ark.) added 10 points and had a team-high seven assists.
• Freed-Hardeman was led by Harrison. The post-player had 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting and he also pulled down nine rebounds. Bass added 23 points and nine rebounds.
• Rebounds: FHU (35), WBC (27)
• Shooting: FHU 37-of-63 (59 percent), WBC 36-of-73 (49 percent)
• Free-Throws: FHU 15-of-21 (71 percent), WBC 3-of-6 (50 percent)
• Three-Pointers: FHU 11-of-17 (65 percent), WBC 14-of-27 (52 percent)
The next game for the WBC men's basketball team will be a home match against William Woods University on Thursday, February 18. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., against the Owls, in the Southerland-Mabee Center.
For more updates on the men's basketball team and for live-streaming of the events, check out www.wbceagles.com