Women Crush Philander in Season Opener

Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 1, 2007) — John Brown women’s basketball looked impressive in their season opener defeating Philander Smith (Ark.) 86-52. Ashley Taylor lead the way with 13 points and five rebounds. Casey Shivers added 11 points and seven boards.

JBU opened the game on a 12-1 run and never looked back. At halftime they lead by 25 points, 48-23.

During the second half, the women continued to pressure the ball and guard shots limiting Philander Smith to only 30% shooting on the night. JBU, however, nailed 49% of their shots including 9-of-24 (31%) from beyond the arc.

The Lady Golden Eagles spread the wealth among the team with almost every player scoring a point. For the game, they totaled 21 assists to only five from Philander. Emily Ortiz joined Cully and Shivers in double digits with 10 points.

John Brown (1-0) next travels to face Texas Wesleyan on Monday, Nov. 5th at 6:00 p.m.