Courtesy Williams Baptist College Athletics Department
Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Lady Eagles of Williams Baptist College hosted the Scots from Lyon College in an American Midwest Conference contest on Saturday afternoon. The Scots came in ranked 20th in the latest NAIA poll and came away from the Southerland-Mabee Center with a 55-48 victory.
A slow start for the Eagles would prove costly, as Lyon opened the game on a 14-0 run. Lyon would lead by as many as 18 in the first half and went to the locker room with a 40-26 lead.
Williams stormed back in the second half and cut the lead to three with four minutes remaining, but that is as close as they would get.
One bright spot for WBC was their ability to crash the boards, outrebounding Lyon 50-to-37 for the contest. Twenty-two of the rebounds for WBC were on the offensive end.
The Scots held the Lady Eagles to a 27 percent field goal percentage in the contest, while shooting 34 percent on their end.
Michaela Thompson led Williams with nine points, while collecting eight rebounds. Chasity Hamilton and Jasmine Ford followed her with seven points each. Lyon’s Suzanne Fincham led all scorers with 14 points.
The Loss drops the Lady Eagles record to 12-11 overall and 5-6 in the AMC. They currently sit in a tie for fifth place in the conference, one game back of fourth. WBC will travel to Columbia, Mo., to play Stephens College on Thursday, February 7. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.