JBU Basketball Moves to 4-0

Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 15, 2003) — With a strong offensive attack, John Brown University outscored Oklahoma Wesleyan 21-6 in the first 10 minutes of play and coasted to a 91-62 win over the visiting Eagles on Saturday afternoon in Siloam Springs. With some tremendous passing by Brandon Brown and Abdiel Mendieta to set up scores, the Golden Eagle offense easily outclassed Oklahoma Wesleyan and pulled to a 45-29 intermission lead. Shooting 72.7% from the 3-point arc in the first half and 64% for the game allowed JBU to pick up over half of their points with three pointers. The Golden Eagle defense held OWU scoreless for a 5-minute period in the opening half and again for a 6-minute span in the second period.

With 17 points and 10 rebounds, junior Reyjavick DeGracia led JBU to the victory. Sophomore Andrew Stanek pitched in 15 points to contribute to the winning effort. Sophomore Alex Terry’s 7 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots showed the versatility that the Honorable Mention All-Conference player displayed throughout his freshman year.

“The 3-point shooting has to be considered the highlight for today. Our overall shooting at 66.7% shows that we shot the ball extremely well,” said Coach John Sheehy following the non-conference win. “Our defense helped set up several fast breaks giving us some easy points.”

With the victory, JBU advances to 4-0 for the season and returns to action on Tuesday evening to host Rhema College in an 8:00 pm contest.