JBU Notches Road Win, Upsets Wayland Baptist
Siloam Springs, Ark. (January 12, 2006) - The John Brown Golden Eagles made sure their first road victory of the 2005-06 season was a dramatic one as they dismantled 17th-ranked Wayland Baptist 91-70 Thursday night in Plainview, Texas. Adam Workman scored 20 points and shot 4-for-6 from behind the three-point arc to lead the Golden Eagles (7-8, 2-2 SAC). Brandon Cole hit three treys and scored 17 points, and Joel Tesis added 14 points. Cody Page and Tyler Dees also registered double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Alex Terry scored 9 points and contributed 10 assists. He is averaging 8 assists per game since the start of Sooner Athletic Conference play last Monday.
John Brown completely dominated the game from tipoff to final buzzer. Two of Cole’s three treys were in the first three minutes when the Golden Eagles jumped out to a 12-2 lead over the Pioneers. John Brown shot 70.4% from the field in the first half and a hit 9-of-11 treys for a scorching 81.8%. The Golden Eagles took a 52-29 lead into halftime after Dees sank a buzzer-beating three-pointer. John Brown’s shooting cooled back to reasonable levels in the second half, but the team still finished 66.7% from three-point range and 61.8% overall. The Golden Eagles’ largest lead came at the 16:55 mark when a layup by Tesis put John Brown ahead 61-36. A Wayland Baptist run did cut the lead to 12 midway through the second half, but John Brown quickly pulled away again, spurred by free throws and three-pointers by Workman.
Kendall Webb led Wayland Baptist (9-4, 3-1) with 18 points and was followed by Clifton Clarida and DeJuan Davis with 17 and 12 points, respectively. The Pioneers shot 42.9% for the game. John Brown won the rebounding battle 32-25.
John Brown remains on the road in Texas to play Lubbock Christian Saturday at 3:00.