BETHANY, OK (February 12, 2005) - The John Brown University Golden Eagles dropped a lopsided decision at the Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm Saturday, 73-54. The loss drops the Golden Eagle to 13-11 overall and 5-8 in conference play.
The Golden Eagles jumped to a 4-2 lead in the first two minutes and then the wheels came off. The Crimson Storm went on a 12-0 run to open up a ten-point advantage, and JBU never got closer. Forward Nancy Pierre scored all 8 of her points in the first half to keep the Golden Eagles within 14 at the break. Kendra McCormick had 14 to lead the Golden Eagles and Ashley Wettengel had 12
The Golden Eagles shot 32% from the field in the first half, and 17% from three-point range. JBU finished the game shooting 35% from the floor and 28% from downtown. The Golden Eagles were plagued by turnovers, giving the ball away 23 times and only tallying 9 assists.
SNU shot 46% for the game and 55% from behind the line. The Crimson Storm committed just 10 turnovers and had 21 assists. Leading scorer Khady Ngom led all scorers with 25 points and senior guard Katie Snodgrass had 17 points for SNU.
“We’ve been playing well lately,” said coach Jeff Soderquist. “We kind of hit a buzz saw tonight, but we’ve been playing better. I’d rather be peaking later then earlier.”
The Golden Eagles will host Oklahoma City on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Murray Sells Gymnasium.