Lady Bruins fall 70-65 to TTU Crusaders

The Bob Jones University women’s basketball team fell to the Tennessee Temple University Crusaders by 70-65 on Saturday, Feb. 21 at TTU.

The Crusaders controlled most of the first half, because junior forward Brianna Delaney’s foul trouble and a multitude of turnovers. TTU took advantage of the under-manned Bruins and established a 37-29 lead into the half.

BJU capitalized on a great game from junior guard Kendra Jeffcott in the second half, and was able to pull the score even with TTU early in the half. The Crusaders, however, converted 20 of the Bruins’ turnovers into 17 points to edge BJU late in the game.

The Lady Bruins completely dominated the boards, as they pulled down 50 total rebounds compared to 38 for the Crusaders.

Jeffcott recorded a strong double-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and three assists. Senior forward Kourtney Hoefler pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the team in rebounds.

The Crusaders’ Angel Foster recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Bruins’ record stands at 15-13 after this loss.