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Lady Eagles basketball stumbles out of the gate

The Lady Eagles will try to break their four-game losing streak on Friday night against neighbor Ecclesia College (Ark.).

JBU’s only win of the season was their season opener against Ecclesia, which ended with a score of 82-36.

Ecclesia has only played one game against another Sooner Athletic Conference school, Rogers State (Ark.) against whom they lost 80-52.

The Lady Eagle’s season record is not much better. Their only win of the season was their season opener against Ecclesia.

JBU’s current leading scorer is junior Sierra Shipley averaging 15 points per game followed by sophomore Lauren Rogers with 11.

On defense, sophomore Morgan Ankrom averages 6.5 rebounds a night. Senior Anna Parish has the second most rebounds with 4.5 a night followed by freshman Abbie Warren with 4.25.

Warren and junior Kortni Barenberg both average four bocks a game. Shipley and Parish lead the Lady Eagles in steals with an average of eight and six respectively.

The Lady Eagles lost 78-62 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) after a tough week on the road resulting in a three-game losing streak.

Barenberg was JBU’s leading scorer with a total of 16 points. Warren was the only other player who broke the double digits mark with 11 points.

For MidAmerica, Kiley Herold and Kelsey Balcom contributed 15 points each followed by Kendra Flemmings with 11.

They out-rebounded the Lady Eagles as well with 51 total rebounds to JBU’s 26.

JBU will have a chance to break out of their rut on Friday night at 8 p.m. in the Bill George Arena.