Lady Eagles Take Road Win Over MBU
The WBC Lady Eagles got a big conference win Saturday at Missouri Baptist, while the came up short against the Spartans.
Lady Eagles 59, Missouri Baptist 57
The Lady Eagles of Williams Baptist College soared to their first American Midwest Conference road victory of the season on Saturday afternoon. They edged the Lady Spartans, 59-57, at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo.
The Williams defense held MBU to a field goal percentage of 33 percent, including 2-of-13 from 3-point range. At the same time, the Eagles shot 41 percent from the floor making 25 of their 61 shots.
Cheyenne Childers continued her scoring streak, making 10-of-16 shots from the field and totaling 22 points. She has now scored in double figures in three straight games and in five of the last six for the Lady Eagles.
Tieara Burks provided a spark for WBC off the bench with 14 points. She also contributed with four assists, four steals, and four rebounds.
The win brings the Williams record to 10-9 overall and 3-4 in the AMC. They currently sit in fifth place in the conference, one full game behind Hannibal-LaGrange University for fourth.
The Lady Eagles will continue AMC play on Thursday, January 24, at Benedictine-Springfield University. Tip-off will be at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, January 26, WBC will return home to host Harris-Stowe University. The game will start at 2 p.m.
Eagles 55, Missouri Baptist 59
A low scoring affair between the Spartans of Missouri Baptist University and the Eagles of Williams Baptist College saw the Spartans edge WBC 59-55 Saturday. The American Midwest Conference contest was played in St. Louis, Mo., on the MBU campus.
The first half was a defensive battle, as neither team could get the ball in the basket. The teams went to the break tied at 15 apiece. Both offenses would pick up the pace in the second half, but the Spartans pulled in front of the Eagles for the four point victory.
Chase Norwood's 10 points and 11 rebounds gave him his third double-double for the Eagles on the season. Kyle Harvey led all scorers with 20 points, and he was also able to garner seven rebounds in the contest.
The Williams loss drops them to 3-3 in the AMC and 12-7 overall. They are in a three way tie for fourth place in the conference.
The Eagles will jump back on the court for an AMC matchup at Benedictine-Springfield University on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m., in Springfield, Ill. Following that game, they will return home to host Harris-Stowe State University at 4 p.m., on Saturday, January 26.
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