Callaway Colleges

Volkart, Lady Owls hammer Stephens in AMC blowout

COLUMBIA — Points were in surplus again for the William Woods University Lady Owls, and came from just about everyone.

Freshman center Kennedy Volkart delivered a team-high 13 points and 14 of 15 William Woods players scored Saturday afternoon as the Lady Owls dismantled undermanned Stephens College 82-46 in an American Midwest Conference mismatch.

The victory was the third in a row for William Woods, which improved to 12-5 overall and 5-4 in the AMC. The Lady Owls also scored at least 80 points for the fourth straight game.

Men’s basketball

Westminster 70

Blackburn 51

Junior guard Verdis Lee Jr. scored 12 of his team-high 14 points in the first half as the host Blue Jays cruised to the SLIAC victory over the winless Beavers on Saturday afternoon.

Lee — a 2010 Fulton graduate — connected on 5-of-8 field goals and was 4-of-6 from 3-point range while adding three assists and three rebounds.

Westminster College (8-7, 5-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) led by as many as 22 points in the first half and carried a 41-22 advantage into halftime. Senior guard Jordan Jones was the only other double-figure scorer for the Blue Jays, coming off the bench to contribute 12 points.

Mid-Continent 65

William Woods 62

MAYFIELD, Ky. — The Owls went scoreless over the final 4 minutes and were stunned in Thursday night’s AMC loss when the Cougars made four free throws in the last 14 seconds.

William Woods University — which led by as many as 14 points in the first half and 10 in the second half — took a 62-59 lead after junior forward Nate Bitner hit the first of two free throws with 3 minutes, 58 seconds remaining. It would turn out to be the Owls’ last point of the game.

Mid-Continent University closed within a point when Ryan Randolph scored on a putback with :51 to play. Joe Gilmore then put the Cougars in front to stay at 63-62 when he hit a pair of free throws with :14 left.

Reggie Elkins clinched Mid-Continent’s comeback by adding a pair of free throws with :05 to go.

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