Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:45 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2013 8:20 PM
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.
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