Siloam Springs, Ark. (December 31, 2005) - Despite eight lead changes in the first eight minutes, the John Brown Golden Eagles had their way with Oklahoma Wesleyan Saturday, winning 85-51. A 3-pointer by Brandon Cole gave the Golden Eagles the lead for good with 11:09 remaining in the first half, and John Brown never looked back. Adam Workman scored 20 points for John Brown including 5 treys, and Alex Terry contributed a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Cole scored 18 points, all but one in the first half.
John Brown (5-6) steadily built its lead throughout the game, taking a 41-21 lead with 1:35 left in the first half when John Williams flushed a one-handed, off-balance slam dunk after an alley-oop pass from Terry. John Brown led 45-21 at halftime, but Oklahoma Wesleyan made a brief run, cutting the margin to 53-37 with 10:39 remaining. After that, the Golden Eagles dropped the hammer, taking a 35-point, 77-42 lead just five minutes later on a basket by Jarrett McGriff.
The Golden Eagles forced 13 turnovers while only giving up four and shot 49.3% from the field. John Brown out-rebounded Oklahoma Wesleyan 46-32. Oklahoma Wesleyan’s Matt Conboy led all scorers with 28 points.
John Brown travels to Shawnee, Okla., Monday night to face Oklahoma Baptist at 8:00.