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John Brown was unable to make it three straight wins against a ranked opponent.

Fourteenth-ranked Oklahoma City outscored the No. 23 Golden Eagles 29-15 down the stretch to take a 89-75 win inside Bill George Arena on Thursday night.


Oklahoma City 89, John Brown 75

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Oklahoma City (7-2, 2-1): Williams 18, Davis 16, Bryant 14, Clarke 12, McCollum 11, Christman 10, Wattree 8.

John Brown (7-3, 3-1): Bowling 28, Kennedy 13, Toussaint 12, Harper 8, Grabliauskas 6, Caudle 2, Perrier 2, Carnes 2, Bailey 2.


Oklahoma City 67, John Brown 50

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Oklahoma City (9-1, 3-0): LaCour 12, Lockhart 11, Seagler 11, Sylvester 10, Taylor 9, Selzer 7, Kay 5, Hammons 2.

John Brown (6-3, 2-2): Chandra 11, Cameron 9, Nelson 8, Fergen 6, Martin 5, Matamala 4, Teague 3, Williams 2, Altman 2.

John Brown came into the contest with back-to-back road wins at then No. 18 Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) and No. 11 Texas Wesleyan last week.

The Golden Eagles (7-3, 3-1) hung with the Stars for three-quarters of Thursday's game before faltering down the stretch.

JBU and Oklahoma City were tied at 60 after Josh Bowling hit two free throws with 12 minutes, 22 seconds left.

Oklahoma City got the lead back for good on a basket by Anthony Davis.

It was still tight with 6:37 left when Desmond Kennedy hit a pair of free throws to keep JBU within 72-69, but Oklahoma City went on a 10-0 run to pull away.

Eric Wattree and Chris Williams hit big 3-pointers in that stretch for the Stars (7-2, 2-1).

Williams led the Stars with 18 points, while Davis had 16, Trae Bryant 14, Joe Clarke 12, Eric McCollum 11 and Elijah Christman 10.

Bowling scored 28 points to lead JBU, while Kennedy had 13 and Brenton Toussaint 12.


Oklahoma City 67, John Brown 50

The Stars blew open a close game at the start of the fourth quarter by outscoring the Golden Eagles 23-7 in the final 10 minutes.

JBU (6-3, 2-2) held its biggest lead of the night at 38-28 lead after a Marta Matamala basket in the third quarter, but No. 10 Oklahoma City (9-1, 3-0) stormed back to take a 44-43 lead going into the fourth quarter.

All told, the Stars outscored JBU 39-12 to close the game.

Taylor LaCour led four Oklahoma City players in double figures with 12 points, while Mallory Lockhart and Brennyn Seagler each had 11 and Taylor Sylvester 10.

Karina Chandra led John Brown with 11 points.

Sports on 12/07/2018

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