Bold City Bulletin, Jan. 3: Year-Ending Victories Highlight Week

Bold City Bulletin, Jan. 3: Year-Ending Victories Highlight Week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Stepping onto the hardwood for their final contests of the 2017 calendar year, the Jacksonville University men's and women's basketball squads each picked up a home win this past week.

 

The Bottom Line

Freshman JD Notae dominated action for the men's basketball team, leading the team to a non-conference win and a competitive performance against a power five opponent. The Covington, Ga. Native averaged 26 points over the week's two contests, posting a career-best 30 in the team's 81-60 home triumph over Middle Georgia State on Dec. 28. The reigning ASUN Newcomer of the Week followed up the mark by leading all scorers in JU's bout with Michigan in Ann Arbor, dropping 22 in a 76-51 loss to the Wolverines. Thursday's contest featured career bests in points for Notae and Derrick Flowers, while Damien Sears and Jalyn Hinton both posted double-digit rebound counts. The Dolphins caused 14 Michigan turnovers on Saturday, in their most impressive performance against a power five foe this season.

The women's team traveled a similar path in their final competition of the calendar year, grabbing a home in, and matching up with a ranked opponent on the road. The Dolphins began their post-holiday play on Dec. 28, traveling west to face #13/13 Florida State. In an 82-50 defeat, JU held the Seminoles to their lowest point production against an ASUN team this year in three meetings, with junior Jasmyn Brown leading the way with 12 points. Brown would also lead the team in scoring against Savannah State on Dec. 31, preparing the way for a big Dolphin win on New Year's Eve. In the 74-46 win over the Tigers, 14 'Phins saw playing time, and three eclipsed double-digits in scoring, led by Brown's 18. JU ends its non-conference skid at a comfortable 10-5, carrying double-digit wins into conference play for the second straight season.

 

Fabulous 'Phins

Highlighting the top performers from the past week

JD Notae

Jasmyn Brown

26 PPG

15 PPG

Career-high 30 points V. Middle Ga. State

Led Dolphins in scoring in both games

5-6 from beyond-the-arc V. Michigan

Shot 40 percent from the field

11 straight double-digit scoring games

Double-digits in all but two games this year

 

Notae's Big Week Earns Him Both ASUN Honors

Potential ASUN Newcomer of the Year JD Notae earned the conference's Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week awards, Tuesday, following a pair of sharp performances. The Covington, Ga. Native averaged 26 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games, dropping a career high 30 points against Middle Georgia state, and leading all scorers with 22 against Michigan. Notae earned his first career Player of the Week honor, and second straight Newcomer accolade from the league, becoming the second Dolphin this season to earn each.

 

Notae Named NAPA Newcomer Of The Month

Following double-digit scoring performances in each game over the last month, men's basketball's JD Notae has been selected as the NAPA Newcomer of the Month for December. The guard from Covington, Ga. has used the past 30 days to establish himself as one of the premier underclassman in the ASUN conference, and has built a case for Newcomer of the Year. In eight contests over the month of December, Notae averaged 17.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assist per game. Notae joins redshirt-junior Jace Hogan as NAPA Newcomer Honorees from the men's basketball team in 2017.

 

Gordon Garnishes Pepsi Student-Athlete Of The Month

Leading her team to a 6-2 record over the past month, women's basketball senior captain Kayla Gordon has been selected as the Pepsi Co. Student-Athlete of the Month for December. The Meridian, Miss. native averaged nearly a double-double in eight contests, putting up 10.3 points and 8.5 assists per-game. She led the squad in points in wins over Flagler, Bethune-Cookman, and Northern Kentucky, amounting double-digits in each contest.

 

Catch Up With Both Basketball Coaches

Travel inside the minds of men's basketball head coach Tony Jasick and women's leader Yolett McPhee-McCuin each week! Hear Jasick's pre and postgame thoughts from each contest, and join Coach Yo for the No Ceilings Podcast each week, as she sits down with the "Voice of the Dolphins" Scott Manze.

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"I thought for 30 minutes we competed at a level that we have to figure out how to do for 40 minutes," – MBB Head Coach Tony Jasick, following the team's loss to Michigan on Dec. 30.

 

JU Athletics Weekly Scoreboard

Dec. 28

WBB @ Florida State

L, 82-50

Dec. 28

MBB V. Middle Georgia St.

W, 81-60

Dec. 30

MBB @ Michigan

L, 76-51

Dec. 31

WBB V. Savannah St.

W, 74-46

 

2018 Brodgen Cup Held At JU This Week

Jacksonville University's D.B. Milne field served as a site for the 2018 Brodgen Cup, an international lacrosse series held from December 27-29.  Featuring athletes from the U19 boys and U17 girls levels, budding international lacrosse athletes have the opportunity to experience international field lacrosse competition at the highest level outside of the FIL World Games, which occur every four years. In the end, it was Ontario that walked away with the trophy, competing against teams from across the United States and Canada to do so.

 

On The Horizon

Following the conclusion of both team's non-conference schedules, ASUN play will commence this weekend for the 2017-18 season. Both the men's and women's squads will travel across town on Saturday for the first of two installments of the River City Rumble against rival North Florida. Following the doubleheader, both teams will return home to host Kennesaw State and Lipscomb next week.

 

Upcoming Calendar

Saturday, Jan 6

WBB @ North Florida

2:00 p.m. Tickets

Saturday, Jan 6

MBB @ North Florida

7:00 p.m. Tickets

Thursday, Jan 11

MBB V. Kennesaw State

7:00 p.m. Tickets

Saturday, Jan 13

WBB V. Lipscomb

1:00 p.m. Tickets

Saturday, Jan 13

MBB V. Lipscomb

7:00 p.m. Tickets