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Darius Yohe helped the William Woods University Owls swat down their skid.

William Woods' freshman center set a school record with eight blocks as the Owls stopped their five-game losing streak with a 71-54 AMC win over Williams Baptist (Ark.) University on Saturday at Anderson Arena.

Yohe surpassed the previous mark of six blocks set by Lucas Dahl in 2009 against McKendree (Ill.) University.

William Woods (8-10, 4-7 American Midwest Conference) took control Saturday late in the first half, riding a 12-4 run over the last 3 minutes, 51 seconds to build a 38-24 halftime lead. The Owls never allowed that advantage to dip below double figures in the second half.

Junior forward Makenzie Fessler logged a game-high 17 points as William Woods shot 45 percent (26-of-58) from the field and weathered 22 turnovers. Senior guard Treshawn Gause — connecting on 7-of-11 shots — was next with 16 points.

Yohe grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and Fessler collected nine to direct the Owls to a 46-36 edge on the boards.

Travon Cobb finished with 14 points as the only player to reach double figures for Williams Baptist (4-9, 3-6), which shot just 32 percent (20-of-63) as a team.

William Woods is off until Thursday, Jan. 23, when it travels to Hannibal-LaGrange University for an AMC contest. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m.

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