Today's Edition News Sports Obits Weather Events Contests Classifieds Autos Jobs Search

ST. LOUIS — The Blue Jays were outscored 44-26 in the paint by the Gorloks and had their three-game St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference winning streak halted Saturday.

Westminster College (5-7, 4-2 SLIAC) was down by as many as 13 points in the first half after Rodson Etienne's putback gave Webster University a 39-26 lead with 2 minutes, 54 seconds remaining.

The Blue Jays, though, scored the final six points of the half, pulling within 39-32 when sophomore forward Jaxon Althaus hit two free throws with :02 to go.

Westminster fell behind by 18 points in the opening 5 minutes of the second half, but produced an 11-2 run to make it 66-59 on Althaus' jumper with 4:35 left.

The Gorloks quickly replied with a 14-2 run to secure the victory, going up 74-61 after Enrique Tankins converted 1-of-2 free throws with 2:32 to play.

Sophomore guard Landon Harrison supplied a game-high 22 points to guide three players in double figures for the Blue Jays, who shot only 37 percent (22-of-59) as a team.

Sophomore guard Ethan Thompson added 14 points for Westminster and Althaus followed with 10.

Sophomore guard Makygh Galbreath — a Fulton graduate — came off the bench to pull down a team-high eight rebounds as the Blue Jays were edged on the boards 40-35.

Josh Johnson connected for 21 points to pace four players in double figures for Webster (6-7, 5-1), which shot 51 percent (35-of-68) from the field. Tankins had 17 points, while Wynne Brown Jr. and Jordan Clay contributed 13 apiece.

Westminster hosts Fontbonne University in a SLIAC game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

COMMENTS - It looks like you're using Internet Explorer, which isn't compatible with our commenting system. You can join the discussion by using another browser, like Firefox or Google Chrome.
It looks like you're using Microsoft Edge. Our commenting system is more compatible with Firefox and Google Chrome.