Travon Cobb, Cortez King, Marquez Chew and Malcolm Taylor all reached double digits in scoring to lead the Williams Baptist University men’s basketball team to a 100-90 victory over Lindenwood University-Belleville on Saturday in Belleville, Ill.
Cobb scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to complete a double-double. Chew finished with a double-double after scoring 17 points to go along with a team-high 11 boards. Cortez King finished with 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting. He has averaged 19.25 points per game over his last eight and scored at least 12 points in his last 12 contests. Malcolm Taylor made 7-of-9 shots on his way to 16 points.
WBU has won six of its final eight games of the regular season. This win gives the Eagles the seventh seed in the upcoming American Midwest Conference Tournament. They will travel to Park University on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
The WBU men came into Thursday’s matchup with Harris-Stowe State University on a hot streak. The Eagles had won five of their last six games. Despite this, WBU was edged by the Hornets, 81-73 in the American Midwest Conference game played in St. Louis.
The Hornets came out on fire, opening on a 10-0 run. WBU clawed back into the game with a 9-2 run midway through the first half to cut the Hornet lead to three points. Harris-Stowe, however, responded and eventually held a 13-point advantage at halftime.
The Eagles cut the lead to as low as four in the second half, but that was as close as they would get.
Four Eagles reached double figures in scoring, led by Cortez King with 13 points. Aaron King, Cobb and Brian Davis all scored 12 points. Davis finished with a double-double after grabbing 11 rebounds, five coming on the offensive end. Chew had seven rebounds and six assists to go along with five points.