Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 21, 2008) - John Brown men’s basketball struggles continued on Thursday night after falling 59-50 in a grind it out style game against Oklahoma Christian at home.
Both teams got off to slow starts with OC (12-14, 9-10) taking a 22-20 lead into the break.
In the second half, OC was able to increase their lead by as many as ten at one point, but JBU (9-18, 2-17) stayed within striking distance until the final two minutes.
After several key turnovers, JBU sent OC to the line where they converted 77% (20-26) free-throw attempts to run away with the nine-point win over the Golden Eagles.
Three JBU players reached double-digits with Cody Page picking up 12, Wes Brown with 11, and Davaughn Jackson with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Jason Taylor led OC with 21 points and six rebounds.
JBU, playing without starters James Manthe and Joel Tesis for the remainder of the season due to injury had their losing streak extended to thirteen games.
Up next the Golden Eagles take on Northwestern Okla. State at home on Saturday at 3 p.m.