Workman Reaches Career Mark and Catapults Team to Victory
Siloam Springs, Ark. (January 18, 2007) - Nine hundred and ninety nine career points is where senior guard Adam Workman stood entering Thursday’s game against Wayland Baptist, but he wouldn’t stay there for long.
His first two points came 20 seconds into the game and would break the 1000 point mark and move him up to number 19 on the John Brown career scoring list. Workman, the lone senior on the Golden Eagles roster, would finish with a game-high 23 points, which helped John Brown walk away with an 85-75 win over Wayland Baptist (7-9, 1-5).
John Brown (11-5, 2-2) led the entire game and was able to keep Wayland Baptist’s leading scorer, senior Kendall Webb, off balance while applying full court pressure for most of the night. Webb, who also leads the Sooner Athletic Conference in scoring with 23.8 ppg, still managed to finish with a team high 17 points on the night.
While both teams shot over 50 percent for the game, John Brown was able to out rebound Wayland Baptist 30-26. The Golden Eagles also took better care of the ball by only committing 13 turnovers to 18 from Wayland Baptist.
Workman and sophomore Cody Page also combined to hit 11 of John Brown’s 12 three-point field goals. Page would finish with 15 points all coming from beyond the arc.
The Golden Eagles will return to action this Friday against Lubbock Christian (Tex.). The game was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, Jan. 20 but a bad weekend weather forecast has forced the game to be played a day earlier. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m.