WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (WBC) - With a packed house for Homecoming and an optimistic start of a new season, Kyle Harvey could not have picked a better night to have his best career game as a Williams Baptist College Eagle. Harvey helped WBC pull away late for a 79-67 victory over Ecclesia College Saturday to open the season.
Harvey and fellow sophomore Wes Livingston helped WBC race out of the gates to take a 10-0 lead, capped off with an emphatic two handed dunk by Livingston. Ecclesia would fight back the rest of the first half to give themselves a chance in the second period, as the Eagles took a 39-33 halftime lead.
In the second half, Ecclesia put a scare in the Eagles and took a brief 61-60 lead at the 7:02 mark. That's as close as Ecclesia would come the rest of the game, however, as Williams went on a 19-6 run to end the game, with the aid of three Ecclesia technical fouls. Williams showed toughness down the stretch and committed only two turnovers in the second half.
Harvey capped off his night with a double-double of 34 points and 10 rebounds. Livingston chipped in 19 points and six rebounds. Marcus Massey added 10 points, while sophomore point guard Phillip Sykes had a solid night with eight points, seven rebounds and six assists.
WBC returns to action Tuesday night as it travels to Conway, Ark., to take on the Central Baptist College Mustangs. The Eagles' next home game is Nov. 11, when they host Lyon at 7:30 p.m.