Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 23, 2008) - It looked like a shooting exhibition for the Lady Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon as they took down Northwestern Okla. State 78-63 at home in Murray Sells.
JBU had a balanced scoring attack with several players contributing on the afternoon. Sophomore Micaela Cully paced JBU with 19 points and five rebounds, while senior guard Tracie Davis and sophomore forward Lenece Glossett added 12 each. Freshman Emily Ortiz had eight, and Sarah Edwards and Ashley Taylor each scored six.
“The three ball has been our Achilles’ heel all year,” said head coach Jeff Soderquist. “But tonight we had a lot of people step up and a lot of different people hit shots.”
JBU (9-19, 4-16) controlled the tempo for much of the first half and held on to 38-30 lead heading into the locker rooms.
In the second half, JBU continued to capitalize on NOSU turnovers while outscoring NOSU 40-33. The Lady Rangers came within six points, 59-53 at the 11:00 minute mark, but the Lady Golden Eagles seemed to have an answer for every Lady Ranger run.
For the Lady Rangers (6-20, 4-16) Kacee McCully had 16 points, and Tara Baker and McKenzie Malloy had 14 apiece.
Overall, JBU shot 47% (25-53) from the floor including an impressive 46% (13-28) from beyond the arc. The Lady Rangers also shot well from the floor nailing 46% (21-46) of their shots. The huge difference maker in the game came in the turnover column where JBU only committed nine to 21 from NOSU.
With two regular season games remaining this year, the Lady Golden Eagles look to finish up the year first at St. Gregory’s (Okla.) on Thursday at 6 p.m. and then they return home to close out the regular season next Saturday, Mar. 1 against Okla. Baptist at 1 p.m.