ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Westminster men's basketball team dropped a road game to Fontbonne Saturday afternoon 99-71. The Blue Jays are now 7-9 in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play while the Griffins are 10-6.
Emil Spriggs made a three-pointer to open the game for Westminster before the Griffins replied with a trey to tie the game. Trenton Barbour put the Blue Jays up 5-3. The Westminster lead was short-lived as the Griffins scored six consecutive points to go up 9-6. A 10-2 run allowed the Griffins to pull away and take a 40-29 lead with 4:33 left in the first half. Fontbonne continued to keep the Blue Jays at a distance and ended the half leading 48-38.
The Griffins solidified their lead with a 17-4 rally to open the second half. Fontbonne shot 53.8% (21-39) in the half and forced 14 Westminster turnovers.
Next up the Blue Jays will face Spalding on the road on Wednesday night.