|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 6-10, 2-8 AMC||34||32||66|
|Missouri Baptist 11-7, 5-5 AMC||35||48||83|
|Jan. 12, 2017|
|St. Louis , MO|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Missouri Baptist|
|#10 Marquez Chew - 11||Points||#14 Chris Buzzell - 18|
|#15 E.J. Rucker - 6||Rebounds||#3 Johnny Benson - 8|
|#10 Marquez Chew - 4||Assists||#11 Will Harrington - 9|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Missouri Baptist|
|40.3% (27 - 67)||Field Goals %||50.8% (32 - 63)|
|17.6% (3 - 17)||3 Point Field Goals %||40% (10 - 25)|
|81.8% (9 - 11)||Free Throws||60% (9 - 15)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||14|
Date: January 12, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 66 vs. Missouri Baptist University 83
Records: WBC (6-10, AMC 2-8) v s. MBU (11-7, AMC 5-5)
Location: Spartan Hall - St. Louis, Mo.
Shackeel Leads Strong First Half:
The Williams Baptist College Eagles basketball squad traveled to St. Louis on Thursday afternoon, where they lost 83-66 at Missouri Baptist University.
A strong first half was led by Shackeel Butters (FR/Freeport, Bahamas), who came into the game only averaging 2.6 points per contest. He surged past his average with eight points in the first half, leading the Eagles to 34 points. However, Missouri Baptist scored 35 and headed to the break with a one point advantage.
The Eagles forced eight Spartan turnovers in the first half, which led to 16 points.
The second half was all MBU as they outscored WBC 48-to-32. They shot a blazing 19-of-33 from the field and 7-of-13 in the second frame.
For the game, WBC's bench outscored Missouri Baptist 44-to-26. The Eagles scored 20 points off turnovers compared to just 12 for MBU.
It was also the best game the team has had from the free throw line, as they made 9-of-11 for 82 percent.
However, the Spartans outrebounded Williams 39-to-27 in the contest. They also compiled 19 assists on 32 made baskets, compared to just nine assists on 27 baskets for WBC.
Marquez Chew (SO/Luxora, Ark. ) and Abel Yekeh (SR/Newark, N.J. ) came off the bench to lead the Eagles in scoring. Chew scored 11 on 4-of-9 shooting, while Yekeh's 10 points came on 5-of-6 from the floor.
Chris Buzzell led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting for MoBap.
AMC Outlook:With conference games still to be played tonight, the Eagles sit in a tie for 10th place. They are 7.5 games behind the top spot, but just two games behind eighth place.
WBC's game versus St. Louis College of Pharmacy, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. The Eagles will be back on their home court on Thursday, Jan. 19, when they take on Lindenwood University-Belleville.
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