|Columbia (Mo.) 16-1, AMC 9-0||26||40||66|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 6-9, AMC 2-7||32||28||60|
|Jan. 7, 2017|
|Walnut Ridge, AR|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|#42 Nathan Biggs - 12||Points||3 Players - 10|
|#32 Malik Ray - 11||Rebounds||#11 Abel Yekeh - 10|
|#3 Jackson Dubinski - 8||Assists||#23 Demoine Brown - 4|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|35.8% (24 - 67)||Field Goals %||44.2% (23 - 52)|
|34.6% (9 - 26)||3 Point Field Goals %||10% (1 - 10)|
|81.8% (9 - 11)||Free Throws||76.5% (13 - 17)|
|15||2nd Chance Pts||13|
Date: January 7, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 60 vs. (6) Columbia College 66
Records: WBC (6-9, AMC 2-7) vs. CC (16-1, AMC 9-0)
Location: Southerland-Mabee Center - Walnut Ridge, Ark.
The Williams Baptist College Eagles hosted the Columbia Cougars on Saturday afternoon. The upset minded Eagles came out on fire, making 13-of-27 shots in the first half, allowing them to go into halftime with a 32-26 lead. The Cougars fought back and used a 19-0 run in the second half to take the game 66-60.
WBC used stifling defense throughout the game and limited the Cougars to 24-of-67 for 36 percent shooting. Meanwhile, the Eagles shot 44 percent on 23-of-52.
For the contest, Williams outrebounded CC 42-to-34, but Columbia used 14 offensive rebounds for 15 second-chance points, while WBC scored 12 second-chance points on 12 offensive boards.
Each teams bench contributed well with the Eagles scoring 25, while CC scored 27.
Three players reached double-figures for WBC, led by Abel Yekeh (SR/Newark, N.J. )'s double-double. He scored 10, while grabbing 10 rebounds. Joining him, are Marquez Chew (SO/Luxora, Ark. ) and Demoine Brown (SR/Luxora, Ark. ), who scored 10 each.
The loss drops the Eagles American Midwest Conference record to 2-7. They are in 10th place in the conference, and sit seven games behind the league leading Cougars.
WBC continues its busy conference slat over the next week. They will travel to Missouri Baptist University on Thursday, Jan. 12, and follow that with St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday, Jan. 14. The MBU game will be played at 7:30, while STLCOP will begin at 4 p.m.
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