Cole Breaks Record as JBU Stays in NAIA Hunt
Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 23, 2006) - Brandon Cole broke the all-time collegiate record for 3-point field goals on Senior Night in Siloam Springs Thursday, helping his team to a 75-73 victory over Oklahoma Christian. Cole hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game--the 517th of his career--with 4:50 remaining in the game to put the Golden Eagles ahead 69-57. He finished with 20 points. Fellow senior Alex Terry scored 18 points and contributed 8 assists to push him past 1,000 points and 700 assists in his career.
Cole hit three free throws at 15:25 in the first half after being fouled on a 3-point attempt and gave John Brown (16-12, 11-6 SAC) a 10-9 lead. The Golden Eagles never trailed after that. After leading 39-30 at halftime, John Brown pushed its lead to as many as 15 in the second half. After Cole’s history-making 3-pointer, the Golden Eagles survived an Oklahoma Christian run that cut their lead down to four before Cole converted two more free throws with 0:35 left.
Joel Tesis scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for John Brown. Cody Page scored 12 points, and Adam Workman added 10 points and 9 rebounds. The Golden Eagles shot 50.0% (29-for-58) from the field and 40.0% from the 3-point line (10-for-25).
Keith Harris led Oklahoma Christian (19-9, 9-8 SAC) with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Charles Baldwin scored 18, and Brady Page added 11.
John Brown remains tied with Wayland Baptist for third place in the Sooner Athletic Conference heading into their season finale Saturday in Bethany, Okla., against Southern Nazarene.