Sabercats defeat Bob Jones University to reach semifinals

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sophomore forward Jacklyn Simpson tied her career-best point mark with 21 and the fourth-seeded Maranatha Baptist University women’s basketball team defeated fifth-seeded Bob Jones University 75-49 in a National Christian College Athletic Assocation national quarterfinal game on Thursday.

Junior forward Kelsey Johnson and freshman point guard Callie Morrison each contributed 18 points on three made 3-pointers.

The Sabercats (18-6) led by 11 points at halftime and are now winners of 13 straight games.

Maranatha held Bob Jones (13-16) to 3-for-28 shooting from beyond the arc.

Junior guard Karley Johnson added nine for the Sabercats.

Bob Jones’ Delaney Edwards led all scorers with 22 points.

Maranatha now plays top-seeded Arlington Baptist College today at 1:15 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST 75,

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY 49

Maranatha    24    10    24    17    —    75

Bob Jones    13    10    14    12    —    49

Maranatha Baptist University (fg-ft-tp) — Ke. Johnson 7-1-18, Torres 1-0-3, Simpson 7-7-21, Morrison 6-3-18, Ka. Johnson 3-2-9, Luttrull 2-0-4, Nerat 1-0-2. Totals 27 13-18 75.

Bob Jones University (fg-ft-tp) — Leffew 4-3-11, Edwards 8-6-22, Thomsen 1-0-2, Ledford 1-0-3, Bedsaul 1-2-5, Smith 1-0-2, Clark 1-0-3, Johnson 0-1-1. Totals 17 12-19 49.

Three-point goals ­— MBU, Ke. Johnson 3, Morrison 3, Torres, Ka. Johnson; BJU, Clark, Ledford, Bedsaul.

Total fouls — MBU 13, BJU 16.

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