Date: February 25, 2016
Score: Williams Baptist College 64, Missouri Baptist University 56
Records: WBC (19-9, 14-9 AMC), MBU (10-16, 9-14 AMC)
Location: Petty SRC - St. Louis, Mo.
The Game File:
The Williams Baptist College women's basketball team traveled to St. Louis, Mo., on Thursday afternoon for an American Midwest Conference showdown against Missouri Baptist University. Williams won the game 64-56 and swept the season series against the Spartans.
Despite the lead only changing twice, Williams managed to stay ahead by a single-digit margin for most of the game. The largest lead for the Lady Eagles was ten points, with 4:05 left in the fourth quarter. Rebounding and second chance points were a major factor in determining the outcome, as Williams held a +13 (48-35) advantage on the boards and a +11 edge (18-7) in second chance points.
The win for Williams was the 19th of the season. The Lady Eagles currently sit in sixth place in the AMC standings, one game behind William Woods University for fifth place. WBC will face last place St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday, while WWU faces second place (7) Columbia.
The 19 wins for the squad are the most for the team since the 2010-11 season and rank second in total wins for the past twenty seasons. The 14 conference victories are the most for the team, dating back to the 2013-14 season.
Inside the Individual Numbers;
• Michaela Thompson (SR/Viola, Ark.) led WBC in scoring with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. She also added 5 rebounds and went 6-of-9 from the free-throw line.
• Taylor Williams (JR/Mountain Home, Ark. ) added 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind-the-arc. She also grabbed six rebounds.
• Andrea Moffitt (JR/Lexington, Tenn. ) produced 10 points and six rebounds.
• Alytrius Perry (JR/Marked Tree, Ark. ) had a balanced line of eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
• Missouri Baptist was led in points by Angela Talley, who had 15 points.
Inside the Team Numbers:
• Rebounds: WBC (48), MBU (35)
• Shooting: WBC 25-of-60 (42 percent), MBU 21-of-61 (34 percent)
• Second Chance Points: WBC (18), MBU (7)
The WBC women's basketball team will stay in St. Louis for its final regular season game of the season against St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m., against the Lady Eutectics, on Saturday, February 26.
For more updates on the WBC women's basketball team, check out www.wbceagles.com