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Missouri Baptist College Spartans drop WBC Eagles Men's Basketball

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From Williams Baptist College

A slow start by the Eagles from Williams Baptist College doomed them against the Spartans from Missouri Baptist College Saturday.  The American Midwest Conference game was played in the Southerland-Mabee Center in Walnut Ridge, and it ended 88-75 in favor of MBU.

The Spartans opened the game hot from the field, leading 45-27 at halftime.   The Eagles tried to muster a comeback in the second half but the closest they got was 10 points with five minutes remaining. 

Kyle Harvey recorded a double-double for Williams, scoring 14 with 13 rebounds.   Rashad Danzy scored 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Dustin House hit two three-point buckets on his way to scoring 10 points. 

WBC shot 45 percent from the floor in the game, but only 4-of-13 from beyond the arc.  Meanwhile, the Spartans shot 47 percent from the floor.

The loss leaves WBC in a tie for fourth place in the AMC at 8-6 in conference and 17-10 overall.  The fourth seed will host an opening round game in the AMC tournament. 

The Eagles will jump back on their home court on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m.  The school will honor six seniors on that night. 

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