Men open New Year with blowout

Coleson Rakestraw led JBU with 21 points on Monday night.

Coleson Rakestraw led JBU with 21 points on Monday night.

Siloam Springs, Ark. (January 2, 2012) — The No. 20 JBU men crushed St. Gregory’s (Okla.) 81-57 on Monday night in Bill George Arena.  The win moves JBU to 11-3 overall and 3-3 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

SGU, meanwhile, remains winless in the SAC at 3-8 overall and 0-5 in conference play.

Junior Coleson Rakestraw led all scorers with 21 points after going 5-of-9 from downtown.  Senior Adrian Miller added 18 points, six rebounds.  Senior Andy Garcia picked up a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  And junior Abel Galliguez added 11.

For SGU, Fayzon Rickey also dropped in 21 points after a 7-for-12 shooting performance.  Ron Waller finished with 10.

JBU quickly took control and held a 28-15 lead heading into the break.  In the second half, things got ugly really fast as the Eagles increased their lead to as many as 23, 40-17, with 17 minutes left in the game. 

SGU made a final push and pulled with 13 at the 13:49 mark, but JBU turned up the heat and pushed it back to a 24 point game before closing it out.

For the game, JBU shot 53.2 percent (25-of-47), while holding SGU to 44.4 percent (20-of-45).  JBU won the rebounding battle 30-23.

Up next, the men return home on Thursday night to face Mid-America Christian (Okla.) at 8 p.m.

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Coleson Rakestraw led JBU with 21 points on Monday night.

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Coleson Rakestraw led JBU with 21 points on Monday night.