|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 9-16, 5-14 AMC||27||40||67|
|William Woods (Mo.) 18-10, 12-8 AMC||40||41||81|
|Feb. 16, 2017|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||William Woods (Mo.)|
|#15 E.J. Rucker - 18||Points||#22 DaShaun Stark - 21|
|#35 Shackeel Butters - 7||Rebounds||#22 DaShaun Stark - 9|
|#23 Demoine Brown - 3||Assists||#22 DaShaun Stark - 9|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||William Woods (Mo.)|
|36.8% (21 - 57)||Field Goals %||52.8% (28 - 53)|
|37.5% (9 - 24)||3 Point Field Goals %||43.8% (7 - 16)|
|69.6% (16 - 23)||Free Throws||60% (18 - 30)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||14|
Date: February 16, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 67 vs. William Woods University 81
Records: WBC (9-16, AMC 5-14) vs. WWU (18-10, AMC 12-8)
Location: Anderson Arena - Fulton, Mo.
The Williams Baptist College Eagles basketball team traveled to Fulton, Mo., for an American Midwest Conference contest with William Woods University on Thursday evening. The Owls offense came out firing and the team came away with a 81-67 victory over WBC.
Woods scored 40 points on 29 shots in the first half. They made 15 of the 29 shots, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range. They assisted on 10 of the 15 made baskets. They held the Eagles to eight made shots out of 24 attempted in the first 20 minutes. This allowed WWU to go to halftime with a 40-27 lead.
WBC fought back in the second half, twice getting the game into single digits, but the deficit proved too much to overcome. Both teams made 13 shots in the second half, with Williams knocking down five 3-pointers.
For the game, WWU shot 53 percent from the floor, including 44 percent from beyond-the-arc. Meanwhile, the Eagles shot 37 percent, including 38 percent from 3-point range. Neither team took advantage of their free throws. WBC made 16-of-23 and WWU made 18-of-30.
The Owls out rebounded Williams 38-to-32, and took advantage of their offensive rebounds to outscore WBC 14-to-6 in second chance points. WWU's offense moved the ball well, collecting 17 assists compared to nine for the Eagles.
Williams did hold an advantage in bench scoring, outscoring Woods 32-23 off the bench.
Shackeel Butters (FR/Freeport, Bahamas) had a career night for WBC. He set a career-high for points and tied a career high with rebounds. He scored 14 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the floor, while knocking down eight free-throws. He secured seven rebounds in his 22 minutes of action.
E.J. Rucker (SR/Newport, Ark. ) finished the game with 18 points, making 4-of-9 three point attempts. Dominique Dyes (FR/Sikeston, Mo. ) made three shots from beyond-the-arc on his way to scoring 11 points off the bench.
Demoine Brown (SR/Luxora, Ark. ) chipped in with eight points, Andre Black (SO/Morrilton, Ark. ) scored six, while Abel Yekeh (SR/Newark, N.J. ) made two shots to finish with five points. Rounding up the scoring was Kendall Ivy (JR/Chicago, Ill. ) with four and Allen Earnheart (FR/Gideon, Mo. ) with one.
The Eagles have three games remaining in the season. They finish their road schedule on Saturday, Feb. 18, at third ranked Columbia College before returning home for their final two games. They will host Missouri Baptist University on Feb. 23, before having senior night versus St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Feb. 25.
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