PERU, Neb. – Excellent free throw shooting down the stretch by Bobcat LJ Westbrook (Salem, Ore.) led Peru State to one of its biggest wins in recent history on Saturday. In the last 89 seconds in the game, Westbrook made 11 of 12 free throws to help lead the Bobcats to a 100-91 win over the NAIA DI’s third-ranked William Penn (Iowa) Statesmen.
Three Bobcats finished in double figures with LJ Westbrook leading the way with a career-high 30 points which included making 16 of 17 free throws. Westbrook and Noah Vasa (Nebraska City) led the team with six rebounds
With the win, Peru State improved to 5-4 on the season and 2-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). The Statesmen suffered their first loss of the season as they had won 11 in a row coming into Saturday’s contest. WPU is 1-1 in the Heart.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, the ‘Cats will be heading to Atchison, Kan., to face the Ravens of Benedictine College at 4 p.m. The Ravens are off to a 7-3 start overall and are 2-0 in conference action with wins over MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) and Avila (Mo.).