WBC Lady Eagles down Lyon College, 66-54

From Williams Baptist College and Lyon College

The Williams women overcame cold shooting in the first half and pulled away from the Pipers in the second period. The Lady Eagles trailed by one at the half, 23-22, shooting only 33 percent in the first period. WBC found its range in the second half, however, hitting 48 percent from the field and notching the 66-54 win.

The Lady Eagles also helped their cause at the free throw line, hitting 29 of 38 shots for 78 percent.

Courtney Sublett led the way with 24 points and also grabbed six rebounds. Jessica Shepard had 11 points, while Bethany Oakley added 10. Becky Caldwell led in rebounds, grabbing eight boards to go with her seven points.

The Lady Eagles (3-0) are at home again Saturday, hosting Blue Mountain College at 2:00 p.m.

A tough second half left Lyon College (2-1) on the losing end of the score board for the first time this season.

The Lady Eagles (3-0) forced 26 turnovers by the Scots and dominated at the free throw line to seal the win.

Lyon led 23-22 at half but could not hold on in the second half, trailing by 10 for most of the half. Lyon was led by Senior KK Hodges with 22 points and 9 rebounds. No other Scot reached double figures.

Williams had a trio of players reach double figures, led by Courtney Sublett with 24. Jessica Shepard followed with 11 and Bethany Oakley had 10.

The Lady Eagles were 29-37 from the charity stripe while the Scots were 10-13. Lyon shot 38% from the field and only 18% from 3 point range. Williams Baptist knocked down 40% of their shots.

The Scots must regroup quickly as they host #22 Xavier University on Saturday at 2:00 in Becknell Gym.