Men Knocked Out of SAC Play

Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 2, 2007) — Even after a school record tying nine-three pointers from senior Adam Workman, John Brown men’s basketball season ended after falling 71-65 to Northwestern Okla. State in first round action at the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament.

John Brown trailed 31-28 at the half and went cold during the opening minutes of the second half until Workman nailed his third three pointer of the game to break the drought. NWOSU would lead by as many as seven at that point and go on to extend their lead to 50-45 with 11:30 remaining.

JBU would go on a run and cut the lead down to 54-51 after Workman would bury his sixth trey with 9:11 left on the clock. NWOSU, however, would return the favor after Chad Pecka would knock down a three pointer from the corner. The shot sparked another Northwestern Okla. run that would put them ahead 61-53 with under 7:00 remaining.

However, John Brown wouldn’t go away as Tyler Dees found Cody Page in the corner for his third three pointer on the night with 3:36 on the clock. John Brown would be down 67-59 at this point. John Brown would be forced to press down the stretch, but a late slam dunk by Tramain Davis would seal the Golden Eagles fate.

Adam Workman would finish with a game high 34 points, and Cody Page would be the only other Golden Eagle in double figures with 10. Brandon Brown and Gray Nunez lead Northwestern with 14 points each.

John Brown shot 39 percent while Northwestern Okla. managed to hit 45 percent of their shots. NWOSU won the rebounding battle 41-27. John Brown took care of the ball by only committing 14 turnovers to 16 from Northwestern Okla.

With the loss John Brown’s season ends with a 17-14 record, and the team also says goodbye to seniors Adam Workman, Diogenes Molina, and head coach John Sheehy, who announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season.