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WBC Basketball Teams Have 1-1 Night


Eagles basketball fans were treated to a doubleheader at the Southerland-Mabee Center Monday night. The WBC women lost to a scrappy and hot shooting Philander Smith team, while the men rolled by Crowley’s Ridge for the second time in as many weeks.

Men: Williams 98-CRC 72

For the second time in five days the Williams Baptist College Eagles met the Pioneers from Crowley's Ridge College on the hardwood floor. And for the second time the Eagles would leave the floor with a blowout victory. The Eagles flew to a 98-72 triumph on Monday night in Walnut Ridge.

CRC had no answer to the Williams big men, as Chase Norwood led the team with his first double-double of the season. He scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Eagles. Other big men Donovan Coleman and Maurice Templeton compiled impressive statistics as well. Coleman scored 13 points and collected nine rebounds and Templeton harnessed seven rebounds in eight minutes off the bench. The big men helped WBC outrebound CRC 59-39.

The big men weren't the only players scoring. Four outside players scored at least nine points for the Eagles. Kyle Harvey had 17 points, Phillip Sykes had 12, and Dustin House and Zabian Sanders scored nine each. Williams shot 41 percent from the field in the contest.

The win brings WBC's record to 4-2. Williams' next game will be on Tuesday, November 27, when it travels to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. The game time will be 7:30 p.m.

Women: Williams 71-PSC 90

The Philander Smith College Lady Panthers came away with a victory over the Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles on Monday night. The game was played in Walnut Ridge, and the final was 90-71 in favor of the Lady Panthers. It was the last home contest before thanksgiving for WBC.

The Lady Panthers shot well from the field, connecting on 46 percent of the team's field goals attempted. They also had five players reach double figures.

The Lady Eagles shot 38 percent from the field and had two players reach double figures. Meagan Goza scored 15, and Whitney Mills scored 11. Cheyenne Childers scored nine points, while collecting 10 rebounds. The team grabbed 47 rebounds in the contest.

The loss brings WBC's record to 3-2 on the season. Williams will play its final game before Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, November 20, at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky.

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