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The Shawnee News-Star
  • No. 4 John Brown takes down Cavaliers

  • John Brown hit a season-high 16 3-pointers in a 71-56 win over St. Gregory's men Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament at Oklahoma Baptist's Noble Complex.
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  • John Brown hit a season-high 16 3-pointers in a 71-56 win over St. Gregory's men Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament at Oklahoma Baptist's Noble Complex.
     
    The No. 4-ranked Golden Eagles made 10 treys in the first half alone en route to their eighth win in nine tries.
     
    JBU (26-5) came into the game as the third-best team in the NAIA in total 3-pointers made and 3s per game. The Golden Eagles lived up to that billing Thursday night, going 16-for-33 from long distance. After a hot first half, the Golden Eagles finished at 51 percent overall for the game.
     
    They were led by Abel Galliguez's game-high 19 points, which included a 6-for-6 night from 3-point range. Seven different JBU players made three pointers.
     
    SGU meanwhile had trouble on the offensive end, finishing at 35 percent for the game. SGU was led by Fayzon Richey, who scored 17 points and had two steals in his final game as a Cavalier.
     
    SGU forced 16 Golden Eagle turnovers but were out-rebounded 36-26.
     
    SGU led 12-8 just five minutes into the game when the Golden Eagles' 3-point barrage began. JBU hit treys on five of its next six possessions, and Coleson Rakestraw capped an 18-3 run with a 3 from the wing to make it 26-15 with 7:53 to go in the half.
     
    The Cavs scored seven of the second half's first nine points reduce the deficit to 46-30, but the designated visiting team went cold again. SGU managed only one bucket over the next five minutes, allowing the Golden Eagles to extend the lead back to 21 at with 10:50 to go.
     
    The Cavs finish the season at 7-21. Seniors Richey, Devonte Young and Jay Valerius all played in their final games at SGU.
     
    Note: Report provided by Brad Collins, SGU sports information director.

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