Williams Baptist College took to the court against the 25th
ranked women's basketball team in the NAIA on Tuesday
night at the Southerland-Mabee Center. After a tight first half,
William Woods University was able to pull away and beat the Lady Eagles
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 momentum
from 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.
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 Eagles
as Williams topped them in conference competition, 56-42. WBC's record
is now 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the American Midwest Conference.
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."
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.
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