Winning Streak Moves to 4-0 for Blue Jays 

11/24/2012 
Athletic News - Basketball(M) 

The Blue Jays defeated the Edgewood Eagles Saturday evening, bringing their season record to 4-0.

The Blue Jays took a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game against the Eagles.  Westminster went up by 13 points after a good jumper by Joe James nine minutes into the game.  The Eagles dwindled the lead from the Blue Jays, and the Blue Jays headed into half up 32-36.

Westminster battled to keep the lead in the second half, but a Blue Jay turnover six minutes in gave the Eagles their first lead of the game.  A minute later, Skylar Tolson hit a three to take back the lead.   The Eagles chipped away at the point difference, and tied the game at 53-53 with just six minutes left of play.  Verdis Lee hit a jumper before getting fouled to start the Blue Jays 6-0 run, and Westminster did not allow the Eagles to score for the next four and a half minutes.  Once the Eagles scored, they tried to get back into the game, but could not fight their deficit.  A dunk by Joe Prophet from Tolson ended the game with a score of 65-57. 

The Blue Jays shot 49 percent from the field, going 25 for 51 on shots.  Prophet led the Blue Jays with 16 points, followed by Robbie Burroughs and Mookie Valandra chipping in 11 points apiece.  Valandra led the team with three steals, while Lee led the team with seven rebounds, all defensive.  James led the team with four assists, and Tolson chipped in three assists. 

The Blue Jays head to Rolla, Missouri with the Women’s Basketball Team to take on Missouri S&T on November 29th. The Miners of Missouri S&T are 1-2 for the season.