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WBC Eagles soar over WWU Owls for eighth win

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From Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College men's basketball hosted the Owls of William Woods University Tuesday for its' fourth American Midwest  Conference game of the year.   Williams outscored Woods 54-37 in the second half on its way to a 91-74 victory.
 
The Owls started off the game hot by building an early 10 point lead. The Eagles responded with a run of their own, grabbing a one point lead at the 10 minute mark.
 
The 12 first half fouls from WBC had the squad shorthanded with plenty of time for the Owls to capitalize. Nonetheless, stout three point shooting from the Eagles counteracted the first half foul troubles.  Williams shot 8-for-16 in the first half from behind the arc.
 
The first ten minutes of the second half went back and forth with neither team able to grab a hold on the lead. Half way through the second half WBC began to build a lead for the first time on the night.  The team used its gradual gain to close out the game with the 17 point win.
 
The Eagles were led by James McClain's game high 29 points. "We played hard on defense, which gave us open looks.  I just happened to be on tonight," said McClain.
 
Head Coach Josh Austin was pleased not just with McClain but the whole team. "Once we got through the foul trouble, we were able to take control of the paint and score easy buckets. If we can play like we did in the second half for 40 minutes we can be a very good ball team," said Austin.
 
The men's basketball team will resume action with another conference contest Thursday evening against defending conference champions Columbia College.   The game will start at 7:30 p.m., and will be played in the Southerland-Mabee Center at WBC.

Date: 1/7/2014            Arena: Southerland-Mabee Center
Time: 7:30 pm             City, State: Walnut Ridge, AR                     
 
VISITOR: William Woods (Mo.) (4-10, 2-2)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS  
NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S    MIN
21 Helle, Matt          F  3   6  0   0  3   4   3   0   3  0  9  1  0  0  1  19:44
 1 Burgess, Blake       G  6  13  3   8  4   5   3   6   9  4 19  1  2  1  0  24:13
 5 Nutt, Jonathon       G  3  10  2   4  2   2   0   4   4  0 10  4  2  0  0  29:22
20 Lewis, Patrick       G  4   9  0   0  4  10   2   0   2  1 12  6  2  0  2  24:57
44 Thomas, Seth         G  4   7  3   6  1   1   0   5   5  5 12  1  2  0  0  22:36
 0 Saldana, Jayson         1   3  0   2  0   0   0   2   2  3  2  0  1  1  1  16:39
 3 Hill, Ryan              0   3  0   3  1   2   0   1   1  1  1  0  1  0  0  12:56
 4 Burrow, Damon           0   1  0   1  0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0:59
11 Jenkins, Dontre'        0   2  0   0  0   0   0   1   1  1  0  1  2  0  0  16:35
22 Bitner, Nate            3   6  1   3  2   2   0   3   3  3  9  0  0  0  1  23:05
42 Kuschel, Klayton        0   2  0   0  0   0   1   3   4  3  0  0  1  0  0   8:54
TEAM REBOUNDS                                    1   3   4           0          
Team Totals               24  62  9  27 17  26  10  28  38 21 74 14 13  2  5    200
 
Total FG%  - 1st: 11/30  0.367  2nd:  13/32 0.406  Game:  0.387         Deadball
3-PT FG%   - 1st:  5/11  0.455  2nd:  4/16  0.250  Game:  0.333         Rebounds
Total FT%  - 1st: 10/17  0.588  2nd:   7/9  0.778  Game:  0.654           (6,0) 
 
HOME: Williams Baptist College (8-4, 2-2)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS  
NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S    MIN
 3 Ashabranner, Kam     F  5   8  0   1  1   4   0   5   5  2 11  3  0  1  1  35:39
22 Jeffries, Tony       F  6  10  0   0  2   3   1   6   7  3 14  3  2  0  1  23:26
23 McClain, James       F  9  21  3   5  8   9   2   5   7  3 29  5  3  1  3  36:42
15 Rucker, E.J.         G  5  10  2   4  2   2   3   3   6  1 14  4  3  0  1  40:00
32 Howard, Tevin        G  4  10  3   5  2   2   3   6   9  4 13  2  0  0  1  33:37
 4 Hamby, Aaron            4   6  2   4  0   0   0   2   2  4 10  0  0  0  0  16:17
11 Clerveaux, Carter       0   3  0   1  0   1   1   1   2  2  0  0  3  1  1  14:19
TEAM REBOUNDS                                    1   3   4           0          
Team Totals               33  68 10  20 15  21  11  31  42 19 91 17 11  3  8    200
 
Total FG%  - 1st: 13/38  0.342  2nd:  20/30 0.667  Game:  0.485         Deadball
3-PT FG%   - 1st:  8/16  0.500  2nd:   2/4  0.500  Game:  0.500         Rebounds
Total FT%  - 1st:  3/5   0.600  2nd:  12/16 0.750  Game:  0.714           (2,0) 
 
Technical Fouls: WWU (1)  2nd 01:27  0 Jayson Saldana
               : WBC (0)  
 
OFFICIALS      :          
ATTENDANCE     : 186
 
SCORE BY PERIODS              1st    2nd   TOTAL 
         William Woods (Mo.)   37     37     74  
    Williams Baptist College   37     54     91  
 
Last FG: William Woods (Mo.) 2nd-01:21, Williams Baptist College 2nd-00:11
Largest lead: William Woods (Mo.) by 13 1st-12:52, Williams Baptist College by 17 2nd-00:11
Score tied: 4 times, Lead changed: 7 times
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