Westminster Men Go 2-0 at Tip-Off Tournament

6 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago Sunday, November 18 2012 Nov 18, 2012 Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:58:23 AM CST November 18, 2012 in Basketball
Source: Alysha Hodge - Press Release

FULTON, MO -- The Westminster Blue Jays hosted the Tip-Off Tournament for three teams over the weekend. The Westminster men's basketball team ended the tournament 2-0. The Blue Jays beat Hendrix College Friday night 91-60 and Rhodes College Saturday evening 75-71.

Friday night the Blue Jays started the game against the Hendrix Warriors with a 6-0 lead from four free throws by Joe James and a two pointer by Joe Prophet. The scoring went back and forth until the Blue Jays went on a 9-0 run starting with a jumper by Jordan Jones. This put the Blue Jays up 25-8, only eight minutes into the game. The lead continued to rise, reaching a 28 point difference after a three pointer by Mik Ebert from Jones with eight minutes left in the first half. With 2:28 left in the first, Jay Zalis put in a three pointer from Jones to take the highest lead of the first half, 30 points. The Blue Jays went into halftime up 54-28.

The Blue Jays came out slow in the second half, only scoring ten points in the first six minutes. The Blue Jays never let the lead go below 20 points in the second, and reached their highest lead, 35 points (81-46), after James hit a three from Robbie Burroughs with eight minutes left in the game.

Burroughs led the team with 16 points after going 8 for 8 on free throws. James chipped in 14 points, going 4 for 5 on field goals and 4 for 4 on free throws. The Blue Jays had 31 total rebounds, led by Verdis Lee and Prophet with four a piece, and 15 assists from 8 players. 

Saturday evening the Blue Jays battled the Rhodes College Lynx. The Blue Jays quickly fell behind in the first four minutes of the game. Two threes by Skylar Tolson from James put the Blue Jays within one five minutes into the game. The lead went back and forth between the Blue Jays and the Lynx for the rest of the half, but the Blue Jays were down 38-41 going into halftime.
The lead went back and forth in the second half also, until a jumper by Todd Stolte put the Blue Jays up by two (53-51) with 11 minutes left in the game. The last ten minutes were intense, but the Lynx were not able to take control of the lead. Lee went 4 for 4 on free throws in the last twenty seconds, putting the Blue Jays up 75-68. The Lynx hit a three with six seconds left, but the Blue Jays held on and pulled out the victory.

Lee led the team with 18 points, and Tolson contributed 14 points, going 5 for 5 on field goals. Lee also led the team with 6 rebounds, and Taylor Allen and Mookie Valandra chipped in 4 apiece. The Blue Jays had 13 assists from 7 players and 8 steals from 6 players.

The Blue Jays come back to action next Friday, November 23rd when they host MSOE at 7:00 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Those struggling to afford holiday gifts for their loved ones may still have options. Registration ends today for... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, December 10 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 3:27:53 AM CST December 10, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia firefighters responded to a fire at Columbia Crossing Apartments on Towne Drive late Sunday night. Division... More >>
9 hours ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 11:30:00 PM CST December 09, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Treacherous driving conditions and canceled flights could keep residents stuck at home for days as a nasty mix... More >>
14 hours ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 6:25:00 PM CST December 09, 2018 in News
OSAGE BEACH – A dog groomer in Osage Beach has made it a mission to train service dogs after she... More >>
18 hours ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 2:08:00 PM CST December 09, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — University of Missouri faculty members are raising concerns that the system's move to offer buyouts to... More >>
21 hours ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 11:47:00 AM CST December 09, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a shots fired call inside the Steak ‘n Shake on... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 10:38:00 AM CST December 09, 2018 in News
JAMESTOWN - Grace United Methodist Church held its seasonal music recital on Sunday featuring a 117-year-old historic church organ. ... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 9:58:00 AM CST December 09, 2018 in News
FULTON - Fulton police officers responded to the Fulton Medical Center regarding a possible assault early Sunday morning. According... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 9:00:00 AM CST December 09, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Kansas City woman was arrested Saturday and charged with multiple felony counts of possession of a... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:30:00 AM CST December 09, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - All weekend the Central Missouri Humane Society is encouraging people to come adopt animals. The humane society has... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 9:35:00 PM CST December 08, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Down Syndrome Guild of Central Missouri had its first learning seminar in Columbia on Saturday. The seminar... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 9:33:00 PM CST December 08, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia teen who was killed in a crash Saturday morning was a senior at Christian Fellowship School,... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 8:55:00 PM CST December 08, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Karis Church in northwest Columbia held its third annual Affordable Christmas event early Saturday morning. This is... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 6:40:00 PM CST December 08, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving his position at the end of the year,... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 2:56:00 PM CST December 08, 2018 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A Camden County Sheriff's deputy was involved in a car crash Friday on Route MM near Villages... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 2:47:00 PM CST December 08, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Only one person was injured after two overnight fires kept fire crews busy into the weekend. ... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 8:33:00 AM CST December 08, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Runners and walkers dressed up in holiday wear for the annual Jingle Bell Run in Columbia on Saturday,... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, December 08 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Saturday, December 08, 2018 7:43:00 AM CST December 08, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A formerly homeless veteran is helping other vets expand their horizons by cycling. Tyler Kempker leads a... More >>
2 days ago Friday, December 07 2018 Dec 7, 2018 Friday, December 07, 2018 8:53:00 PM CST December 07, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 18°
9am 23°
10am 27°
11am 30°
12pm 32°