WBC Eagles erase 16 point halftime deficit to defeat Toppers
From Williams Baptist College
third win of the season did not come as easily for the Williams Baptist
College men's basketball team as the first two. Timely shooting in
the second half provided a dramatic comeback for the Eagles, as they
defeated Blue Mountain College 94-88 on Saturday afternoon in Walnut
fell behind early in the first half, in particular due to a hot
shooting start by the Toppers. Blue Mountain hit several three pointers
to build a 51-35 lead
at the half.
Mountain outplayed us in the first half. We needed to focus on each
possession, win each possession. The second half showed everyone the
character of this team,"
stated Head Coach Josh Austin.
slowly erased the 16 point deficit in the early minutes of the second
half. With five minutes remaining, Chris Price hit a three-point basket
to tie the game at
81. E.J. Rucker followed that up with another long range bucket to give
the Eagles the lead for good.
players reached double figures for Williams. Rucker led the way with 22
points, Kevin Charles posted 19 points, James McClain added 16 points,
Tony Jeffries contributed
with 12 points and Price finished with 10 points and 8 assists. Shane
Butler scored 23 points to lead the Toppers.
team went above and beyond in the second half. I am so proud of this
team and the road is not going to be easier," stated Austin.
The Eagles are now 3-0 on the season. The next scheduled game for WBC is against Bethel University on November 12th in McKenzie,
Tennessee. The tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The next home match for Williams is against 14th ranked John Brown University on Saturday, November 16th.
Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m., in WBC's Southerland-Mabee Center.