Westminster Men's Basketball Slips in Final Seconds

5 years 3 months 1 week ago Friday, January 11 2013 Jan 11, 2013 Friday, January 11, 2013 10:05:17 AM CST January 11, 2013 in Basketball
Source: Alyssa Hodge - Press Release

EUREKA, IL -- The Westminster Blue Jays slip in the final seconds to lose to the Eureka Red Devils, 74-75, late Thursday evening. The loss brings the Blue Jays' overall record to 9-4 and their SLIAC record to 2-2.

The Red Devils put the first numbers on the board, and held the lead for the first half. With 12:48 on the clock, the Red Devils held a 16 point lead, but the Blue Jays chipped away and came within three points (27-30) with 6:14 remaining in the half. Two free throws from Verdis Lee put the Blue Jays within two points with 1:01 left on the clock. With 0:02 remaining the Red Devils put a short jumper down and the Blue Jays headed into halftime down 34-38.

A layup by Joe Prophet just 35 seconds into the second half put the Blue Jays within two points again, and at 17:41 the Blue Jays tied the game, 40-40. The game stayed within five points and the Blue Jays tied the game up six times. A foul by the Red Devils gave Mookie Valandra the traditional three point play, putting the lead in the Blue Jays hands with 1:29 left in the game. The Red Devils got their own rebound and put up a shot, giving them a one point advantage with 0:30 remaining. Joe James put up an easy layup and took the back the lead by one with 0:09 remaining on the clock. The Red Devils snuck in a good layup with 0:02 remaining on the clock. The Blue Jays called a timeout to set up a play, but could not put one down at the buzzer, ending the game 74-75.

The Blue Jays shot 41% from the field. Lee led the team with 17 points. Prophet put down 16 points and grabbed 8 defensive rebounds. James chipped in 12 points and led the Blue Jays with 5 assists.

The Blue Jays head to Elsah, Illinois Saturday to take on SLIAC matchup Principia College at 3:00 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
BELLERIVE (AP) — The University of Missouri-St. Louis is considering eliminating some degree programs amid financial trouble. A committee... More >>
8 minutes ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:17:05 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in Continuous News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Missouri State University and its food supplier are investigating to determine how a small mouse was found... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:50:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA – A study out this week finds high stress levels among elementary teachers affect student behavior and performance. ... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:38:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - More than 100 immigrants gathered to become American citizens at the naturalization ceremony Wednesday afternoon. "It's... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:29:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Legal experts say Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was not entitled to use a donor list... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:11:56 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - The head of an MU Latino student group said Wednesday a court ruling to protect the Deferred Action... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:06:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
OSAGE BEACH - Hundreds celebrated the life of Miller County sheriff's deputy Casey Shoemate Wednesday morning. Shoemate died Friday... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:49:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in Top Stories
ST. CHARLES (AP) — In a brief and subdued speech to hundreds of St. Louis area police officers, Missouri Gov.... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:41:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Union teachers are urging lawmakers to vote against a bill that would change how unions use dues... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:28:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA — One out of every three Missouri families is now affected by the opioid crisis. This fact drove the... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:50:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The five-year battle between Jefferson City YMCA and the city of Holts Summit intensified this week when... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:37:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
MONROE CITY (AP) — A mother and daughter are recovering after narrowly escaping their burning home with the help of... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:27:18 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City Power & Light is warning customers it is seeing a dramatic increase in... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:38:54 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians have mixed feelings about distracted driving, according to a Town Square survey by KOMU 8 News. ... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:31:00 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
UNION (AP) — An inmate has escaped from an eastern Missouri jail where he worked in the kitchen. The... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:08:00 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
MOBERLY - A Moberly man who was not arrested until two years after investigators first got reports he was sexually... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:05:00 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
NORMANDY (AP) — A suburban St. Louis school district has suspended a security official accused of using a stun gun... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:59:34 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died on an Alaska Airlines flight that took off from... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:27:00 AM CDT April 25, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 53°
6pm 60°
7pm 60°
8pm 58°
9pm 57°