|Lyon (Ark.) 13-12, AMC 8-9||33||43||76|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 8-15, AMC 4-13||26||38||64|
|Feb. 11, 2017|
|Walnut Ridge, AR|
|Lyon (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|#10 Tyler Robinson - 19||Points||#15 E.J. Rucker - 21|
|2 Players (#4,#10) - 6||Rebounds||#11 Abel Yekeh - 7|
|2 Players (#4,#12) - 4||Assists||#12 Dominique Dyes - 4|
|Lyon (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|60.5% (26 - 43)||Field Goals %||39.3% (22 - 56)|
|62.5% (5 - 8)||3 Point Field Goals %||22.2% (4 - 18)|
|86.4% (19 - 22)||Free Throws||72.7% (16 - 22)|
|2||2nd Chance Pts||7|
Date: February 11, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 64 vs. Lyon College 76
Records: WBC (8-15, AMC 4-13) vs. Lyon (13-12, AMC 8-9)
Location: Southerland-Mabee Center - Walnut Ridge, Ark.
The Williams Baptist College basketball Eagles hosted the Scots from Lyon College on Saturday afternoon in a back-and-forth affair. The Scots came out on top, as they finished the contest on an 18-9 run, to win 76-64.
After clawing their way back into the contest late in the second half, the Eagles cut the lead to three. E.J. Rucker (SR/Newport, Ark. ) provided a 3-point basket with 5:14 remaining, setting the score at 56-53. However, after a Lyon timeout, the Scots scored a layup and never looked back.
Lyon did a great job getting good looks all game, as they finished the game 26-of-43 for 61 percent, including 63 percent from 3-point range. They also made 19-of-22 from the free throw line.
The Eagles were cold from 3-point range, making 4-of-18 from beyond-the-arc.
Williams held a large edge by forcing 20 Lyon turnovers compared to just 13 WBC turnovers.
The Scots outrebounded WBC 34-to-23, but the Eagles held the edge with seven second chance points, while Lyon just scored two.
E.J. Rucker led all scorers with 21 points. He made 4-of-10 from 3-point range. Abel Yekeh (SR/Newark, N.J. ) proved to be a force inside, racking up 13 points and seven rebounds. Kendall Ivy (JR/Chicago, Ill. ) was the only other player to reach double-figures for WBC, as he made 5-of-8 from the floor for 11 points.
WBC sits in 11th place in the American Midwest Conference. They are 3.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot.
What is Next?
The Eagles will try to rebound on Valentine's Day when they host Central Baptist College. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday evening.
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