|Missouri Baptist 16-13, AMC 10-11||50||57||107|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 10-17, AMC 6-15||29||39||68|
|Feb. 23, 2017|
|Walnut Ridge, AR|
|Missouri Baptist||Indv. Leaders||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|#20 Luke Call - 18||Points||#15 E.J. Rucker - 15|
|2 Players (#4,#11) - 7||Rebounds||#11 Abel Yekeh - 8|
|#1 Jahmouri Robinson - 5||Assists||#23 Demoine Brown - 4|
|Missouri Baptist||Team Statistics||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|54.3% (38 - 70)||Field Goals %||39.1% (25 - 64)|
|40% (8 - 20)||3 Point Field Goals %||31.8% (7 - 22)|
|71.9% (23 - 32)||Free Throws||52.4% (11 - 21)|
|17||2nd Chance Pts||12|
Date: February 23, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 68 vs. Missouri Baptist University 107
Records: WBC (10-17, AMC 6-15) vs. MBU (16-13, AMC 10-11)
Location: Southerland-Mabee Center - Walnut Ridge, Ark.
The Williams Baptist College Eagles hosted the Spartans from Missouri Baptist University on Thursday evening, in front of a packed house at the Southerland-Mabee Center. The Eagles were coming off their upset of third ranked Columbia College. However, the Spartans offense was efficient and led them to a 107-68 victory.
Missouri Baptist kept the crowd quiet by shooting a sizzling 54 percent from the floor, including 8-of-20 from 3-point range. Meanwhile, their defense stifled WBC, holding them to 7-of-22 from beyond-the-arc.
MBU forced the Eagles into 16 turnovers, which led to 19 points. WBC's defense did well by forcing 13 turnovers, but the offense only managed four points off the mistakes.
Meanwhile, the Spartans bench exploded for 63 points on the night, while Williams's bench scored 28.
Missouri Baptist outrebounded WBC 48-to-31 on the night.
The game saw 51 fouls and 33 free throws attempted. MBU made 23-of-32 from the stripe, while WBC made 11-of-21.
Williams started five seniors, and they were honored before the game. E.J. Rucker (SR/Newport, Ark. ) led the team with 15 points, while fellow seniors Reece Dunlap (SR/Doddridge, Ark. ) scored 13, Allen Buchanan (SR/Marked Tree, Ark. ) and Abel Yekeh (SR/Newark, N.J. ) scored five, and Demoine Brown (SR/Luxora, Ark. ) chipped in with two.
Marquez Chew (SO/Luxora, Ark. ) came off the bench to score 13 points in 21 minutes of action. Other Eagles to get in the points column are Travon Cobb (FR/Jonesboro, Ark. ) with six, Kendall Ivy (JR/Chicago, Ill. ) four, Andre Black (SO/Morrilton, Ark. ) three, and Dominique Dyes (FR/Sikeston, Mo. ) with two.
Williams started five seniors, and they were honored before the game. E.J. Rucker led the team with 15 points, while fellow seniors Reece Dunlap scored 13, Allen Buchanan and Abel Yekeh scored five, and Demoine Brown chipped in with two.
Marquez Chew came off the bench to score 13 points in 21 minutes of action. Other Eagles to get in the points column are Travon Cobb with six, Kendall Ivy four, Andre Black three, and Dominique Dyes with two.
This was the final game of the season for WBC, as they will receive a forfeit in the scheduled game for Saturday against St. Louis College of Pharmacy.