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story.lead_photo.caption Photo courtesy of Central Christian Central Christian (Kan.) guard Tania Lowe, left, drives to the basket as John Brown junior Sara Williams defends during Saturday's game in McPherson, Kan.

McPHERSON, Kan. -- Sophomore Taylor Fergen scored 11 of her career-high 16 points in the first half and the John Brown University women's basketball team held a 56-31 advantage in the paint in an 87-59 drubbing of Central Christian (Kan.) in the Golden Eagles' regular season finale on Saturday afternoon inside the Ed Pyle Sports Complex.

While the contest began as a defensive struggle, the Golden Eagles (17-12, 13-9 Sooner Athletic) finished 50 percent from the floor in the first half, including 13 of 14 from the stripe to take a 43-34 lead into intermission.

Sooner Athletic Conference Basketball Standings

WOMEN^CONFERENCE^OVERALL

^W-L^W-L

Oklahoma City^20-2^27-3

Wayland Baptist^19-3^25-5

Science and Arts^15-7^20-10

Mid-America Christian^14-8^20-8

SW Assemblies of God^14-8^20-10

John Brown^13-9^17-12

Texas Wesleyan^12-10^14-16

Panhandle State^10-12^14-14

Southwestern Christian^7-15^10-18

Langston^6-16^11-19

Central Christian^2-20^3-26

Bacone^0-22^0-25

Last week

February 21

John Brown 86, Langston 41

Panhandle State 73, Southwestern Assemblies of God 70

Oklahoma City 65, Science and Arts 53

Mid-America Christian 86, Southwestern Christian 74

Central Christian 106, Bacone 40

Wayland Baptist 73, Texas Wesleyan 64

February 23

John Brown 87, Central Christian 59

Texas Wesleyan 66, Panhandle State 56

Southwestern Assemblies of God 67, Wayland Baptist 62

Oklahoma City 76, Mid-America Christian 58

Science and Arts 79, Southwestern Christian 45

Langston 77, Bacone 52

The shooting woes for Central Christian compounded in the second half. The hosts (3-26, 2-20) managed to hit just 1 of 15 behind the arc and finished the afternoon just 25 percent from the field and 16 percent from long range.

The third quarter provided the largest difference as JBU held the Tigers to just one field goal -- with 42 seconds left in the period -- finishing in a 19-6 advantage of the Golden Ealges.

Senior Karina Chandra led all players with 18 points, on 5 of 8 shooting from the field, and four rebounds. Fergen converted 7-of-8 from the stripe on her career afternoon and senior Baily Cameron turned in her seventh double-double of the season -- scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the lopsided victory.

While eight points from freshman Kayla Nelson and seven from freshman Marta Matamala powered the JBU bench to 29 points, the Tigers could only produce eight from its reserves.

The Tigers were led by Piper Kalthoff with 14 points, and also got a solid outing from Kassidy Forsberg who finished with 12 points and 9 rebounds.

Finishing the Sooner Athletic season in sixth place, the Golden Eagles traveled to Science and Arts on Tuesday for the quarterfinals of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. Results were not available at presstime. The winner advances to the semifinals on Friday at Abe Lemons Arena at Oklahoma City University.

Sports on 02/27/2019

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