Eagles soar over Warriors
Muskogee, Okla. (November 16, 2011) — The JBU men’s basketball team improved to 6-0 on Tuesday night after dropping Bacone (Okla.) 81-43 in non-conference road action.
Junior Coleson Rakestraw led all scorers with 15 points after going 5-of-6 from downtown. Junior Abel Galliguez and senior Adrian Miller added 11 and 10 points respectively.
For Bacone (0-3), La’Charleston Tumblin and Lakheem Trotter finished with 12 points each.
JBU sprinted out of the gates and led 12-0 after a barrage of three point bombs from Galliguez. At the 13:40 mark, the Warrirors finally got on the board after a bucket from Neco Long, but the momentum was clearly in JBU’s favor.
Midway through the half, JBU held a firm 23-9 lead before closing out the half ahead 46-21. In the first half, JBU shot over a 90 percent (10-11) from three point territory and nearly 70 percent overall (18-26).
In the second half, JBU kept their foot and the pedal and continued to knock down shots while limiting Bacone’s opportunities. At the end of the night, the men cruised to the 38 point victory.
For the game, JBU ended up shooting 59.6 percent (28-57) from the floor including 63.2 percent (12-19) from three point land, while holding BC to 36.4 percent (16-44) for the game.
JBU continued to dominate the boards and held a 39-15 edge on the glass.
Up next, the Golden Eagles open up conference play at home Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. versus No. 11 Rogers State (Okla.).