|Central Baptist (Ark.) 16-8, AMC 11-7||31||40||71|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 9-15, AMC 5-13||36||43||79|
|Feb. 14, 2017|
|Walnut Ridge, AR|
|Central Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|#22 Teshawn Sims - 13||Points||#15 E.J. Rucker - 18|
|2 Players (#10,#40) - 7||Rebounds||#35 Shackeel Butters - 7|
|4 Players - 2||Assists||#20 Kendall Ivy - 4|
|Central Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|36.5% (23 - 63)||Field Goals %||49.1% (28 - 57)|
|28% (7 - 25)||3 Point Field Goals %||38.1% (8 - 21)|
|72% (18 - 25)||Free Throws||68.2% (15 - 22)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||15|
Date: February 14, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 79 vs. Central Baptist College 71
Records: WBC (9-15, AMC 5-13) vs. CBC (16-8, AMC 11-7)
Location: Southerland-Mabee Center - Walnut Ridge, Ark.
The Williams Baptist College Eagles hosted the Mustangs from Central Baptist College on Tuesday night in an American Midwest Conference matchup. The game turned out to be a battle, with WBC coming out ahead by the score of 79-71.
After exchanging baskets early in the game, the Eagles scored with 6:34 remaining in the first half to take a two point lead that they would never relinquish. They used good offense and 15 second chance points to extend the lead as high as 11, while keeping CBC at bay.
For the game, the team shot 49 percent from the floor. They made 20-of-36 field goals from inside the 3-point line. They outrebounded CBC 40-to-37 and took advantage of nine offensive boards to score 15 second-chance points. They also used tenacious defense, scoring 13 points off Mustang turnovers, while limiting CBC to just eight points off turnovers.
The game saw 41 fouls, including five technical fouls. The Eagles made 15-of-22 from the line, while CBC made 18-of-25 free throws.
E.J. Rucker (SR/Newport, Ark. ) led WBC with 18 points, making 6-of-13 from the field. He also secured five rebounds, while dishing out two assists, and swiping a steal.
Following him was Demoine Brown (SR/Luxora, Ark. ), who scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He also passed out three assists in the game.
Dominique Dyes (FR/Sikeston, Mo. ) continued to prove a threat from 3-point range, as he scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from beyond-the-arc.
Kendall Ivy (JR/Chicago, Ill. ) scored 11 points in 23 minutes of action, while Marquez Chew (SO/Luxora, Ark. ) chipped in with eight, Reece Dunlap (SR/Doddridge, Ark. ) scored five, Abel Yekeh (SR/Newark, N.J. ) and Shackeel Butters (FR/Freeport, Bahamas) scored four a piece, and Allen Buchanan (SR/Marked Tree, Ark. ) scored two.
WBC will begin a two game road trip on Thursday, Feb. 16. They will play Williams Woods University on Thursday before traveling to Columbia College on Feb. 18.
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