MBU women see win streak snapped to Arlington Baptist

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Zayda Gonzalez led all scorers with 18 points and the top-seeded Arlington Baptist College women’s basketball team got fourth-seeded Maranatha Baptist University in foul trouble en route to winning an NCCAA Division 2 national semifinal game 62-50 Friday to snap the Sabercats’ 13-game win streak.

Junior guard Karley Johnson had 14 points and 12 boards and sophomore forward Jacklyn Simpson added 13 for Maranatha (18-7).

The Sabercats were held to 1-of-12 from beyond the arc and had to play the final minutes without freshman point guard Callie Morrison who fouled out with 10 points.

Arlington Baptist, the four-time defending national champions, led by 10 at halftime and used a press to force 23 turnovers.

ARLINGTON BAPTIST 62, MARANATHA BAPTIST 50

Maranatha          10           13           17           10           —           50

Arlington             9              24           14           15           —           62

Maranatha Baptist University (fg-ft-tp) — Ke. Johnson 3-0-6, Torres 2-0-5, Simpson 5-3-13, Morrison 4-2-10, Ka. Johnson 6-2-14, Starr 1-0-2. Totals 21 7-9 50.

Arlington Baptist College (fg-ft-tp) — Waites 1-1-3, Stanford 0-5-5, Clark 5-0-10, Gonzalez 7-0-18, Regino 1-0-3, Jones 4-1-9, Cook 6-2-14. Totals 24 9-22 62.

Three-point goals — MBU, Torres; ABU, Gonzalez 4, Regino.

Total fouls — MBU 25, ABU 19.

Fouled out — MBU, Ke. Johnson, Morrison, Torres; ABU, Jones.

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