JBU Men Defeat SNU 81-72

Siloam Springs, Ark. (January 18, 2002) — The John Brown University Golden Eagles men’s basketball team beat the Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm at home Thursday night 81-72. The Golden Eagles move to 13-5 and 3-3 in SAC. The 3 losses came on the road to highly ranked opponents by a total of 7 points.

The Golden Eagles built a 9-point lead early in the contest and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the contest. After a halftime lead of 11 points the Golden Eagles pushed the lead to as high as 20 points. JBU dominated most every aspect of the game. As a team JBU shot 27-of-30 from the free-throw line. The Golden Eagles beat the Crimson Storm on the boards, in shooting percentage, steals and assists.

JBU once again got a huge production off of the bench from sophomore guard Abdiel Mendieta. Mendieta scored 18 points-nine from behind the arc and seven from the free-throw line-in a little over 22 minutes of playing time. Senior starters forward Aldo McKay and guard Nathan Law each contributed 15 points for JBU, and senior guard Simeon Hinsey dished out seven assists while scoring seven points.

The next game for JBU is Saturday at home at 1 & 3 p.m. against SAC opponent St. Gregory’s University.