Williams Baptist College took to the court against the 25th ranked women's basketball team in the NAIA on Tuesdaynight at the Southerland-Mabee Center. After a tight first half, William Woods University was able to pull away and beat the Lady Eagles 56-42.
WWU started off strong by scoring the first 14 points of the ball game, however WBC came back to score the next 11 points. Williams was able to gain some momentumfrom its run to cut the lead to five by halftime. Leading the charge for the team in the first half was senior Tieara Burks with seven points and two rebounds.
The back and forth game continued in the second half with a 13 to 4 run by William Woods. The early run in the second half proved to be too much for the Lady Eaglesas Williams topped them in conference competition, 56-42. WBC's record is now 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the American Midwest Conference.
Head Coach Carol Halford took some positives from Tuesday's loss. "One, we were able to mix up our defensive schemes and hold them to just six points in ten minutes.Two, we showed some urgency at the end of the game."
Burks led the Lady Eagles in scoring with a season high of 15 points in 30 minutes of playing time. "Tieara played great off the bench for us tonight," Halford concluded.
Williams' next game is Thursday at home when it hosts another conference foe, Columbia College. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., at the Southerland-Mabee Center.