Coach Mitchell Wins 201st Career Game 

1/23/2013 
Athletic News - Basketball(M) 

The Westminster Blue Jays took down Fontbonne University in their 73-55 win Wednesday night. The win advances the Blue Jays’ overall record to 13-5 and moves them into 3rd place in the SLIAC with a record of 6-3.

The Fontbonne Griffins took the quick lead, hitting a short jumper and a three pointer before the Blue Jays were able to hit a shot.

Skylar Tolson (Columbia, Mo. /Rock Bridge) hit a three pointer to put the Blue Jays’ first numbers on the board.  The three pointer started a 12-0 run just three minutes into the game.

A foul by the Blue Jays gave the Griffins the chance to stop the run, but the Blue Jays came back with another 8-0 run (20-6).

The Blue Jays continued to increase the lead, and a jumper by Joe Prophet (St. Louis, Mo. /Cardinal Ritter) put the Blue Jays up by 21 with 9:42 left in the first half.

The Blue Jays kept a healthy 20 point lead the rest of the half, and went into halftime up 44-23. Prophet scored 18 points during the first half, going 8-13 from the field.

The Blue Jays came out and hit three layups to start the second half. The Blue Jays started an 8-2 run, so the Griffins called a timeout with 13:41 left in the game.

Joe James (Kirkwood, Mo. /Vianney) came out of the timeout and hit a three pointer to put the Blue Jays up by 34 points (63-29). The Blue Jays rotated in all 14 players. Fontbonne went on a 19-0 run over a seven minute span, but the Blue Jays held on and won 73-55.

The Blue Jays shot 52% from the field while holding the Griffins to shooting 33%. Westminster scored 24 points off Griffin turnovers.

Prophet led the game with 24 points, followed by Verdis Lee (Fulton, Mo. /Fulton) with 14 points. Taylor Allen (Freeburg, Mo. /Fatima) pulled down seven rebounds and Prophet grabbed six.

The win over Fontbonne gave Coach Matt Mitchell his 201st Westminster career win.

The Blue Jays head to Jacksonville, Illinois Saturday to take on conference matchup MacMurray College at 3:00 p.m.