Men Drop Decision in Lowest Output of the Season

SHAWNEE, OK (January 27, 2005) — The Golden Eagles lost a 57-47 decision at St. Gregory’s University on Thursday night. The loss drops the Golden Eagles to 13-6 overall and 4-4 in conference.

The Golden Eagles came out strong, holding an 11-point lead twice in the first half. However the Cavaliers were able to whittle the deficit down to two, sending the Golden Eagles to a 25-23 halftime lead.

The Cavaliers came out strong in the 2nd half. The Golden Eagles were able to hold off the Cavaliers attack until the 9:30 mark of the 2nd half. The Cavaliers took a 43-42 lead and never gave it back.

The Golden Eagles struggled offensively in their lowest offensive effort of the season. The Golden Eagles shot just 40% form the field and 30 % form 3-point range.

The Cavaliers posted similar numbers, but mustered eight more shots then the Golden Eagles.

Freshman Steve Briggs led The Golden Eagles with 12 points, the only JBU player in double digits. Leading scorer Brandon Cole was held to just 8 points, 12 points off his season average.

“It’s hard to win a game scoring 47 points,” said coach John Sheehy. I don’t think we could win at home scoring 47 points.”

Cavaliers guard Patrick Jones led all scorers with 14 points, and forward Tillman Moses had 10 points.

The game featured two technical fouls, one on Moses of SGU in the 1st half and one on De Gracia of JBU late in the 2nd half.

The Golden Eagles next game will be played on Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Oklahoma City University.