Josephs Scores Career-High, John Brown Blows Past Baptist Bible
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (December 4, 2012) — Freshman guard Kofi Josephs scored a career-high 17 points and the No. 2 in the nation John Brown defense held the visitors to a 26.8 percent scoring clip as the Golden Eagles returned to the win column Tuesday night, downing Baptist Bible (Mo.) 75-36 at Bill George Arena.
Josephs finished his career night shooting 3-of-7 from beyond the arc as all three triples were scored in consecutive fashion, handing John Brown an early 17-6 lead.
Also finishing in double figures was D'Shon Taylor as the freshman forward finished with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field while freshman guard Kent High knocked down 13 points as well, dropping two triples.
The Golden Eagle bench was the headline of the game, outscoring the Patriots by a 60-7 margin as all three JBU double-digit scorers entered the game as substitutions.
John Brown, currently ranked No. 2 in the nation in defensive field goal percentage, limited Baptist Bible to only 15-of-56 shooting in the game while holding the Patriots' leading scorer, Dione Greer (16.2 points per game average), to a meager six points on 3-of-13 shooting.
The host squad posted a 43-33 rebounding advantage, including 15 offensive boards. Leading the way for JBU in the battle of the glass was High, who pulled down seven rebounds, four of which occurred on the offensive end.
While the Golden Eagles scored 37 and 38 points in the first and second half, respectively, it was the defense that made a stand in the latter frame, limiting BBC to 14 points over the final 20 minutes of play.
Freshman forward Nate Anderson finished with a game-high 4 blocks as he currently stands at No. 7 in the nation in total blocks (16) and No. 10 in blocks per game (1.600). Senior guard Abel Galliguez continued to distribute the ball well, handing in a game-high five assists as Galliguez remains No. 22 in the nation in total assists (46) and No. 24 in assists per game (4.600).
After suffering its first defeat of the 2012-13 campaign, John Brown's win pushes its overall record to 9-1 while Baptist Bible falls to 2-14. The Golden Eagles return to the hardwood on Thursday, Dec. 6, making the short trek to Springdale in a matchup with Ecclesia (Ark.) at 7:00 p.m. The tilt features the second time the two teams meet this season as JBU captured a 91-53 win on Nov. 6 at Bill George Arena.