Westminster Blue Jays Earn Fifth Consecutive Win

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago January 31, 2013 Jan 31, 2013 Thursday, January 31 2013 Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:45:00 PM CST in Basketball
Source: Westminster

ST. LOUIS - The Westminster Blue Jays came out into the second half and clinched the lead Wednesday night, defeating the Webster Gorloks 67-60. In their last meet up, the Gorloks hit a three-pointer in the final seconds to defeat the Blue Jays by one point, 66-65.

Wednesday night's win brings the Blue Jays' SLIAC record to 8-3. Their overall record moves to 15-5, and advances their winning streak to five games. It also removes Webster from the second place running in the SLIAC.

The Blue Jays took a slow start to the game, and the Gorloks took a 4-0 lead. The Gorloks held the Blue Jays from scoring for the first four minutes of the game.

Taylor Allen hit a short jumper off a rebound to put the Blue Jays' first numbers on the board. The Blue Jays slowly came into the game, and tied it at 8 with 12:57 on the clock.

A jump shot from Joe Prophet gave the Blue Jays the 10-9 lead, but the Gorloks grabbed the lead back just seconds after.

The Gorloks slowly pulled away, and the Blue Jays were down by 10 with 5:58 left to go in the half (18-28). The Blue Jays chipped away at the lead, hitting three shots from downtown to put them down by only three heading into halftime (31-34).

The Blue Jays headed into the second half thirsty for the lead. Joe James grabbed the rebound and hit Verdis Lee for a three-pointer to tie the game up just 0:40 into the second half. The Blue Jays headed into a 9-2 run, bringing the Blue Jays a 43-36 lead.

The Blue Jays held a steady lead, but the Gorloks hit a three and then a jump shot to bring them within three points, 63-60, with just 1:18 left in the game.

The Gorloks resorted to fouling to stop the clock, but Lee went 4-4 from the foul line to clinch the win in the final seconds of the game. The Blue Jays defeated the Gorloks 67-60.

The Blue Jays shot 37% from the field and 90% from the foul line. Three Blue Jay starters scored in the double digits. Leading the game was Prophet, scoring 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Lee chipped in 14 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. James added 10 points and dished in five assists.

The Blue Jays head home to host Eureka College Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

The game will decide the number two seed in the SLIAC, as the Blue Jays and the Eureka Red Devils are currently tied 8-3. In the last meeting, Eureka snuck in a layup with 00:02 left on the clock to win the game by 1, 75-74. The Blue Jays are coming to the game thirsty for the win to take the number two seed.

More News

Grid
List
MIAMI - Arrowheads, metate's and tomahawks were all on display Sunday afternoon in Miami. Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center... More >>
1 hour ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:46:00 PM CDT in News
DE SOTO (AP) — Two people have been killed in a traffic accident in eastern Missouri. The Missouri... More >>
5 hours ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:19:27 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — An advocacy group wants state and federal authorities to investigate a possible arson at a mosque... More >>
5 hours ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:15:24 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A man is in serious condition Sunday after he was hit by a car near the intersection... More >>
5 hours ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:12:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The bird's the word at the Raptor Rehabilitation Project's annual family picnic. More than 50 people met... More >>
9 hours ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:16:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – More than 150 people registered to participate in a walk at Stankowski Field Sunday morning to raise awareness... More >>
18 hours ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:34:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department responded at 8:16 p.m. Saturday to a shooting outside of a home at 2800... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:35:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
COLUMBIA- On Saturday, Meals with Mom brought together mothers and their children to make homemade pizza rolls and desert. ... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:08:00 PM CDT in News
WARSAW (AP) — A 51-year-old Springfield man already in prison on drug charges has been sentenced to life in prison... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:58:00 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN (AP) — A former Joplin police officer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for offering to help a... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:32:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - Fulton Police arrested two siblings Saturday morning at a residence on the 900 block of Lyle Street. ... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:20:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A 41-year-old man was accused of beating his significant other with a hammer Friday, according to the Boone... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:03:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Old Munichburg Association brought the community out to celebrate German culture during Saturday's Oktoberfest. The... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:52:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - MU Children's Hospital held a tailgate for the MU vs. Delaware State football game Saturday. With help... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:15:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old man was struck and killed after he got out of a vehicle stopped... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:50:51 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri Tigers' quarterback Drew Lock threw for 402 yards and five touchdowns, including four to wide receiver J’Mon... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:22:00 PM CDT in Sports
HAZELWOOD (AP) — St. Louis area police said injuries have been reported after a car hit people waiting for a... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:51:48 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - This morning officers confirmed a report of shots fired in the area of Arlene Drive and Gillespie Bridge... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:54:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 64°
11pm 64°
12am 64°
1am 64°
2am 63°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

10:30p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
11:05p
Sports Extra with Chris Gervino
11:35p
The Simpsons
10:30p
Cops Reloaded
11:00p
Paid Program
11:30p
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
6:00p
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
8:00p
Paid Program
8:30p
Cops Reloaded
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld