Shawnee, Okla. (January 8, 2011) - The JBU women’s basketball went to work on Saturday afternoon and clocked out with a 63-52 win over St. Gregory’s (Okla.) in Sooner Athletic Conference play.  The win improves the ladies to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in the conference standings.

Junior Chelsea Garrison scored 16 points to lead JBU.  And Freshman Sierra Shipley added 11.

Leticia Silva had a game high 20 points and six rebounds to lead SGU (5-9, 1-6).  Jalisa Howard added 16.

JBU was down 25-23 at halftime, but came out fired up in the second half and quickly erased the deficit.  The Lady Eagles outscored the Lady Cavaliers 40-27 in the second half en route to the 11 point win.

For the game, JBU shot 40.3 percent (25-of-62) from the field while giving up 40.5 percent (17-of-42) to SGU.  JBU forced 23 turnovers while committing only 11.  The ladies won the rebounding battle 33-32.

JBU returns home to take on Wayland Baptist (Texas) on Thursday night at 6 p.m.



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