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Harvey Leads Eagles in Blowout

12/9/2011

Kyle Harvey and the Williams Baptist College Eagles beat the Wildcats from Bethel University 108-93 Thursday evening at Walnut Ridge.  The Eagles improve to 4-4 on the season, while the previously hot Wildcats drop to 9-4.

The Eagles held Bethel to four 3-point baskets on 18 shots.  Bethel was previously ranked seventh in the NAIA in 3-point field goals made.  The harassing Williams defense forced 21 turnovers with 12 steals.  Phillip Sykes picked up four of the steals.

But the show belonged to All-American Harvey as he put up 36 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Harvey shot 11-of-14 from the field, 13-of-15 from the free throw line, and made his only 3-point attempt.

“Kyle played well tonight,” said Coach Josh Austin.  “I thought he started the first few minutes slow, but then he got it figured out and stepped up big for our team tonight.”  Harvey ranks 28th in the NAIA in scoring at 19.13 points per game, and this week he has averaged 28 points per game.

And Harvey was not the only Eagle contributing on the offensive side, as WBC scored a season high 108 points.  Zabian Sanders scored 15, Logan Chappell added 13, and Chase Norwood chipped in 10.

The Eagles shot 54 percent from the floor for the game, and 38 percent from the 3-point arc. “I thought offensively we played as well as expected,” said Austin. “However, I am concerned with how many points (93) and offensive rebounds (20) we gave up.”

The Eagles will look to extend their three game winning streak when Blue Mountain comes to visit on Saturday at 4 p.m.  The Lady Eagles will host Blue Mountain Saturday, as well, tipping off at 2 p.m.

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