Lady Eagles Close in on Conference Leaders
The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles traveled to Missouri Baptist University on Saturday and beat the Lady Spartans in convincing fashion. The final score was 63-47.
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WBC was impressive defensively and on the boards, holding MBU to 31 percent shooting from the field. MBU made only three of their 18 3-point field goal attempts. When Mobap missed their shots, Williams made sure to cradle the rebounds, collecting 48 for the game.
Coach Carol Halford said, “Our game plan was to mix up defenses, and confuse Mobap’s shooters. I felt we executed it well in the second half.”
Kim Sutterfield led Williams with 14 points, followed by Becky Caldwell and Jessica Shepard with 10 a piece. Kala Tyus and Olivia Morris chipped in with nine each.
Caldwell contributed 10 rebounds to complete her double-double. While Morris added nine rebounds.
Williams shot 40 percent from the field and made seven of their 22 3-point attempts.
The win improved the Lady Eagles to 13-7 overall, and 6-3 in the American Midwest Conference. Williams is a half game behind conference leaders Columbia and William Woods for first place in the AMC.
The Lady Eagles will jump back on the court Thursday, February 9, at 5:30 p.m. as they host Hannibal-LaGrange University in Webb Gymnasium, inside the Southerland-Mabee Center.