Sophomore guards Ethan Thompson and Landon Harrison connected for 23 points apiece as the host Blue Jays rallied for their fourth consecutive SLIAC win over the Beavers on Wednesday night.
Westminster College (5-6, 4-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) trailed 38-33 at the break and was down by as many as eight points early in the second half before initiating its comeback.
Sophomore forward Jaxon Althaus punctuated a 12-2 run with a three-point play to give the Blue Jays a 55-53 edge with 10 minutes, 29 seconds to play in the game.
The two teams battled back and forth before Westminster took the lead for good at 72-71 on junior guard Omar Wright's layup with 2:48 remaining. Westminster clinched the victory by connecting on 5-of-6 free throws in the last 1:35.
Thompson finished 8-of-10 from the field — including 5-of-7 from 3-point range — to direct four players in double figures for the Blue Jays. Harrison — who scored Westminster's first 13 points — hit 10-of-20 shots.
Althaus provided 13 points and Wright came off the bench to contribute 10 as the Blue Jays shot 46 percent (29-of-63) from the field. Althaus pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds and Harrison followed with 10 to help give Westminster a 40-37 edge on the boards.
Karson Hayes made 12-of-26 shots — including 5-of-11 from behind the arc — in producing a game-high 34 points as the only player to reach double figures for Blackburn College (4-8, 3-2). The Beavers shot 40 percent (27-of-67) from the field.
The Blue Jays go to Webster University for a SLIAC contest at 3 p.m. Saturday.