John Brown women fall short at Bene­dic­tine

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS -

ATCHISON, Kan. — Af­ter be­ing down by many as 14 in the sec­ond quar­ter the No. 12 John Brown Univer­sity women’s bas­ket­ball team ral­lied and had a chance to win the game, but a three-point at­tempt from se­nior Jana Scham­mel was short, and the Golden Ea­gles fell to No. 9 Bene­dic­tine (Kan.), 70-67, on Tues­day night at Ralph Nolan Gym­na­sium.

Se­nior Kimmy Deines scored a team-best 13 points on three 3-point­ers and a 6 of 6 night at the free-throw line, while se­nior Rosa Orpo net­ted 12 in her first out­ing of the sea­son by hit­ting 4-of-9 from the field, but the Golden Ea­gles (1-1) couldn’t over­come 26 turnovers and 17 Raven of­fen­sive boards in the loss.

“I was proud of how we fought back and had a great chance to win the game,” said head coach Jeff Soderquist, “but we are not go­ing to beat good teams turn­ing the ball over as many times as we did tonight and giv­ing up that many sec­ond chances. The other team just had too many ex­tra pos­ses­sions. We will learn from this and get bet­ter.” Bene­dic­tine (3-0) at­tempted 14 more field goals than JBU, and held a 15-4 ad­van­tage in sec­ond­chance points.

The Golden Ea­gles fin­ished shoot­ing sig­nif­i­cantly bet­ter than the hosts, hit­ting 21-of-47 from the field and 9-of-19 from deep, but the Ravens hit 20-of-28 shots at the char­ity stripe and held a slim 36-34 re­bound­ing ad­van­tage. JBU re­turned to ac­tion Sat­ur­day against Evan­gel (Mo.) in Springfield. Re­sults were not avail­able at presstime. The Golden Ea­gles re­turn home this Tues­day at 6 p.m. to face fel­low Arkansas col­lege Crow­ley’s Ridge.

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