WBC Men's Basketball falls in overtime to JBU, travels to Blue Mountain College Tuesday night
From Williams Baptist College
Williams Baptist College men's basketball team did not surrender a lead
until overtime against John Brown University. Once the Golden Eagles
seized the lead,they never looked back, winning by a final score of
102-99. The contest was played Saturday evening at Walnut Ridge.
was the second straight overtime loss for the Williams basketball
squad, with both defeats coming against undefeated teams. JBU is
currently ranked 14th
in the NAIA Division I men's basketball poll with a record of 7-0.
Eagles started the game on a frantic 9-0 run, forcing the Golden Eagles
to take an early timeout two minutes into the contest. WBC held a 47-39
lead at the half
and a one point lead with no time remaining on the clock in the second
Williams forward Kevin Charles fouled Austin Freet as he was attempting a shot before the buzzer. Freet missed the first free throw, but made
the second to send the game into overtime with a 91-91 score.
JBU outscored WBC 11-8 in overtime for the victory.
McClain posted a team high 25 points and 14 rebounds. Charles finished
with 24 points, E.J. Rucker added 19 points and Chris Price rounded out
the scoring with
10 points for Williams. Gilbert Gyamfi finished with a game high 27
points for John Brown.
squad is 3-2 on the season. Its next contest is scheduled for Tuesday,
November 19, against Blue Mountain College. The contest is slated for a
7:30 p.m. start
in New Albany, Miss. WBC previously defeated Blue Mountain on November 9
by a final score of 94-88, when the teams met at Walnut Ridge.
The next scheduled home game is the start of American Midwest Conference play, when the 21st ranked Pirates of Park University come
to Walnut Ridge on December 5th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., in the Southerland-Mabee Center.