LIBERTY, Mo.— William Jewell held Drury to 33 percent from the field on Saturday for an 80-57 win over the Panthers in Liberty, Missouri.
The Cardinals lifted their record to 15-8 and 9-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Drury fell to 12-10 and 5-9 in the GLVC.
The Panthers started cold and fell behind 18-5 in the game’s first eight minutes but rallied within eight late in the first half, but William Jewell closed out the first 20 minutes on a run that put them in front 40-29 at the intermission.
Drury cut the margin to nine with six minutes remaining, but the Cardinals held the Panthers to just four points for the rest of the game to pull away.
“It was a combination of their defense playing well and us not knocking down the shots on the looks we had,” said Drury head coach Chris Foster. “We didn’t get the movement we needed on offense, but we also got away from the type of defense we played for the last two weeks that made us successful.”
Jordan Jermaine led William Jewell with 25 points, while Isaac Patterson had 17.
Logan Applegate led the Panthers with 14 points.
William Jewell shot 42 percent, hitting 24 of 56 attempts. Drury went 20 of 60 from the field and 5 for 27 from three-point range.
Drury is back at home next Thursday when they host Missouri-St. Louis at 7:45 pm in the O’Reilly Family Event Center.
Drury’s rally falls short at William Jewell
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