Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 21, 2009) - The John Brown University Lady Golden Eagles put on a show for the parents in attendance during Parent’s Weekend at JBU on Saturday afternoon, after floating by Mid America Christian (Okla.) 63-48 in SAC action. The win moves JBU to 13-15 overall and 7-13 in the SAC.
Ashley Taylor paced JBU with 15 points and three boards to lead the Golden Eagles. Katie Mangels, who started in place of injured guard Micaela Cully (ankle sprain), added 12 points, four assists, and six steals, and Chelsea Garrison rounded out the double digit effort by adding 11 points.
MACU (11-19, 4-16) got 16 points from Karina Trindade.
At the 6:45 mark in the first half, JBU went ahead 22-15 after Amber Vogts scored inside. The Golden Eagles then stepped up the defense an only allowed one more MACU basket before closing out the half on a 15-2 run for the 37-17 advantage at intermission.
In the second half, JBU continued to score off turnovers and increased their lead to 25, 53-28, after Taylor scored on the inside with 10:26 left.
From this point, JBU never dropped below a 20-point lead until the final minutes of the game when MACU managed to pull within 15 before time expired.
For the game, JBU shot 43% (22-51) with 34 points coming in the paint and 22 points off of turnovers. The rebounding edge went to JBU 38-32.
For MACU, they struggled only hitting 33% (19-57) of their attempts.
JBU returns to play ot 6 p.m. on Thursday, which will be Senior Night. After the game, seniors Claire Harrison and Casey Shivers will be honored for their dedication to the JBU women’s basketball program.