|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 6-14, 2-12 AMC||34||30||64|
|Park (Mo.) 14-5, 11-4 AMC||46||30||76|
|Feb. 2, 2017|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Park (Mo.)|
|#15 E.J. Rucker - 24||Points||#30 Noel Surles - 23|
|#11 Abel Yekeh - 7||Rebounds||#13 Xavielle Brown - 12|
|#23 Demoine Brown - 3||Assists||#11 BJ Watson - 4|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Park (Mo.)|
|38.5% (20 - 52)||Field Goals %||46.7% (28 - 60)|
|12.5% (2 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||21.1% (4 - 19)|
|68.8% (22 - 32)||Free Throws||69.6% (16 - 23)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||15|
Date: February 2, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 64 vs. (RV) Park University 76
Records: WBC (6-14, AMC 2-12) vs. Park (14-5, 11-4)
Location: The Breck - Parkville, Mo.
The Williams Baptist College basketball team dropped a road game against Park University on Thursday evening. The Eagles fell 76-64 in the game played at The Breck in Parkville, Mo.
The game had seven players reach double digits in scoring. E.J. Rucker (SR/Newport, Ark. ) led the way with 24 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor. He also made 8-of-10 from the free throw line.
Park had four players score 10, led by Noel Surles with 23 points.
Williams struggled from downtown, as they only made 13 percent of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the game they only shot 39 percent from the field. Meanwhile, Park made 28-of-60 field goal attempts for 47 percent.
WBC's 3-point defense was superb, holding the Pirates to 21 percent but Park made 24-of-41 shots inside the arc.
The loss drops Williams into 11th place in the American Midwest Conference. They sit 4.5 games behind the eighth and final spot in the conference tournament with eight games remaining.
Up Next:WBC will have the weekend off before traveling to St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 14, but was postponed due to weather. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.