Women's basketball preview of games this week

Siloam Springs, Ark. (January 11, 2010) — The Lady Golden Eagles return to SAC action this week beginning with No. 5 Oklahoma Baptist on the road at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The team returns home on Saturday to face St. Gregory’s (Okla.) at 2 p.m. in Murray Sells.

ABOUT THE LADY GOLDEN EAGLES: JBU enters this week’s contests at 7-9 overall and 3-5 in the SAC. Ashley Taylor, a 5-10 junior from Bergman, Ark. is the team’s leading scorer at 11.31 points per game. Six-two sophomore Chelsea Garrison of Springdale leads in the rebound column with 7.63 rebounds per game.

JBU was winless against OBU in both meetings last year falling 71-59 on Jan. 8 in Murray Sells and 83-53 on Feb. 28 in Shawnee, Okla.

JBU swept St. Gregory’s in both meetings last year beating the Lady Cavaliers 58-46 on Jan. 10 on the road and 65-53 at home on Feb. 26.

The Lady Golden Eagles were picked to finish eighth in the SAC’s preseason coaches’ poll.

ABOUT THE OBU LADY BISON: As the No. 5 team in the country, the Lady Bison tout a 14-1 overall record and 7-0 SAC record. The Lady Bison are coming off three big road wins last week over Southern Nazarene (Okla.), No. 15 Lubbock Christian (Texas), and No. 18 Wayland Baptist (Texas). Three players average double-digits scoring led by 5-7 senior guard Taujhnae Travis of Humble, Texas with 16.9 points per game.

The Bison claimed the SAC Championship last season and were the preseason favorites heading into this season based on the SAC’s preseason coaches’ poll.

ABOUT THE SGU LADY CAVALIERS: St. Gregory’s currently sits at 6-9 overall and 1-6 in conference play. The finished last week 1-2 after defeating Science & Arts of Okla. and losing to Lubbock Christian and Wayland Baptist. The Lady Cavs are led in scoring by 5-11 junior forward Carletta Hernandez of Moore, Okla. with 13.33 points per game. SGU was picked to finish last in the preseason SAC coaches’ poll. INTERNET BROADCASTS: JBU offers live audio broadcasts of select away basketball games and live video and audio of select home basketball games. Click Here to listen or watch live.

Both games this week will be carried live online.

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