|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 6-6, 2-4 AMC||34||30||64|
|Lyon (Ark.) 7-6, 2-4 AMC||36||33||69|
|Dec. 31, 2016|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon (Ark.)|
|#0 Allen Buchanan - 14||Points||2 Players (#0,#4) - 17|
|#23 Demoine Brown - 7||Rebounds||3 Players - 6|
|#23 Demoine Brown - 5||Assists||2 Players (#0,#10) - 4|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Lyon (Ark.)|
|48.2% (27 - 56)||Field Goals %||53.5% (23 - 43)|
|36.8% (7 - 19)||3 Point Field Goals %||50% (10 - 20)|
|27.3% (3 - 11)||Free Throws||65% (13 - 20)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||12|
Date: December 31, 2016
Score: Williams Baptist College 64 vs. Lyon College 69
Records: WBC (6-6, AMC 2-4) vs Lyon (7-6, AMC 2-4)
Location: Becknell Gymnasium - Batesville, Ark.
The Eagles from Williams Baptist College trailed by double-digits late in the second half, and a hard-fought rally came up short as the Scots won 69-64. WBC cut the lead to four with 11 seconds remaining, but Lyon made free throws to earn the American Midwest Conference victory.
Inside the box Score:
Allen Buchanan (SR/Marked Tree, Ark. ) led the Eagles with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. E.J. Rucker (SR/Newport, Ark. ) followed him with 12 points and remains seven points away from 1,000 career points for Williams. Marquez Chew (SO/Luxora, Ark. ) came off the bench to score 10. He also added four assists.
The Eagles shot well from the field, making 27-of-56 shots for 48 percent, but Lyon upped them by shooting 54 percent, including 10-of-20 from beyond-the-arc. WBC continued to gain a large contribution from its bench, outscoring Lyon 23-to-11.
The Eagles held a large advantage by forcing 19 turnovers, scoring 24 points off those turnovers.
WBC falls into a tie for seventh place with Lyon. Both teams are 4.5 games behind Columbia College, who sits in first place with a perfect 7-0 conference record.
Williams will travel to 24th ranked Freed-Hardeman University on Jan. 3. The game will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. They will follow with a home game against William Woods University on Jan. 5.