Score: Evangel 71, John Brown 79
Records: Evangel (1-4); John Brown (4-1)
Location: Siloam Springs, Ark. | Bill George Arena
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – The Evangel women's basketball team came up just short Friday night in overtime, falling 79-71 to host John Brown at the JBU Classic.
The Crusaders took a late lead before John Brown pulled ahead with 24 seconds left in the game at 68-66. However, a Sydnee Garrett put back tied the game with 4.4 seconds left in regulation as a steal by Kylee Moore as time expired sent the game into overtime.
In the extra period, the Golden Eagles opened on a 7-0 run to take a 74-68 lead before Evangel scored in overtime.
Sydnee Garrett recorded her third straight game with at least 20 points as well as her third straight double-double finishing with 29 points and 10 boards. Garrett was also 11-of-14 from the free throw line where the Crusaders shot 85 percent as a team.
John Brown shot 56 percent from the field and made 11 three-pointers as they were led by Kimmy Deines' 18 points. The Golden Eagles knock off Evangel for the second time in a week after an 80-56 win in Springfield last Saturday.
The Crusaders close out action at the JBU Classic on Saturday against Wayland Baptist at 1 p.m.
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