Cameron hits mile­stone

JBU player joins 1,000-point club in win

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - FRONT PAGE - From JBU Sports In­for­ma­tion

SPRING­FIELD, Mo. — Baily Cameron scored a team-high 16 points and hit the 1,000-point mile­stone for her ca­reer, and the No. 12 John Brown Univer­sity women’s bas­ket­ball team used 40 bench points to ring up an 80-56 win over Evan­gel (Mo.) on Satur­day evening at the Ashcroft Cen­ter.

Shoot­ing 54.1 per­cent from the floor (33 of 61) and knock­ing down half of its shots from long range, John Brown (2-1) didn’t score less than 17 points in any quar­ter, build­ing up a lead as high as 28 points. The host Cru­saders (1-2) never held the lead.

Cameron fin­ished the game 7 of 11 from the field and added four re­bounds, three blocks and a pair of as­sists.

Join­ing her in dou­ble-digit scor­ing was ju­nior Ka­rina Chan­dra, who rode a 6 of 10 ef­fort to 15 points, and ju­nior Preslea Reece added 10.

The bench com­prised 40 of JBU’s 80 points on the evening as all 14 play­ers saw the court and 12 play­ers landed in the score­book.

Both teams com­mit­ted 15 mis­cues in the con­test, but the JBU of­fense made Evan­gel pay to the tune of 17-9 on en­su­ing pos­ses­sions. The vis­i­tors also con­trolled the paint, out-scor­ing EU, 40-28.

“Tonight was a solid team ef­fort,” head coach Jeff Soderquist said. “Ev­ery­one played and helped. We have

a very deep team this year. We also had a great third quar­ter on both sides of the ball.

“Also, very proud of Baily for scor­ing her 1,000th point tonight.”

Cameron be­comes just the 18th player in pro­gram

his­tory to eclipse the im­pres­sive mile­stone.

Led by six Cameron points in the third frame, the Golden Ea­gles ran away with the con­test by lay­ing a 23-8 third-quar­ter mar­gin on the hosts, break­ing open a 40-30 ball­game at

the half.

Only one Cru­sader man­aged to score more than eight points. Syd­nee Gar­rett hit 11 of 19 from the field and grabbed 12 boards to lead all play­ers with 29 points and 12 boards. The rest of the team com­bined to fin­ish 7 of 41 (17.1 per­cent) from the floor.

The Golden Ea­gles re­turned to Bill Ge­orge Arena on Tues­day against Crow­ley’s Ridge Col­lege. Re­sults were not avail­able at presstime.

John Brown will turn around and play the same Evan­gel team at 6 p.m. on Fri­day in Day 1 of the John Brown Clas­sic at Bill Ge­orge Arena. JBU will take on No. 19 MidAmer­ica Nazarene at 5 p.m. Satur­day on Day 2 of the John Brown Clas­sic.

Photo cour­tesy of Evan­gel Univer­sity

John Brown Univer­sity ju­nior Baily Cameron posts up an Evan­gel (Mo.) Univer­sity de­fender dur­ing Satur­day’s women’s bas­ket­ball game in Spring­field, Mo. Cameron, a for­mer Siloam Springs stand­out, scored 16 points, in­clud­ing the 1,000th point of her JBU ca­reer, as the Golden Ea­gles de­feated Evan­gel 80-56.

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