THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
Dolphins fall to Winthrop, 59-45
A frigid start for the Jacksonville University men’s basketball team was too much to overcome as Winthrop took home a 59-45 win at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday night.
Winthrop (4-6) got a game-high 26 points from Andre Jones, with 18 coming in the first half. He finished the game hitting 8-of-13 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range.
“We’re disappointed with the result, but we’re going to keep working hard and that showed in the second half tonight,” said JU head coach Cliff Warren.
Jacksonville (2-7) struggled with its shot in the first half, hitting just 6-of-25 from the floor (24.0 percent) and was 0-for-6 from behind the arc, digging a 27-15 halftime deficit. Winthrop broke away from a tie at 10 with a 17-5 run that encompassed the last 12 minutes of the half.
The Dolphins opened the second half with a 10-2 run to cut the deficit to four, 29-25, thanks to a Glenn Powell layup with 16:29 left in the game. Winthrop answered with a 11-3 run to push the lead back to 12.
Any time the Dolphins made a run, the Eagles had an answer. JU scored seven unanswered to make it 40-36 with 12:03 left on a Tevin Galvin 3-pointer, but Winthrop scored the next eight points and put the game out of reach for good.
Glenn Powell led JU as he scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.
Jacksonville’s point total was its lowest during Warren’s tenure and the fewest points since getting scoring 43 points against Samford on Feb.8, 2003.
The Dolphins hit the road to start a three-game road trip at Wofford on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.
The loss snaps a five-game home court winning streak for JU and four in a row at the Arena… the 13 rebounds for Powell ties his career high…Powell also has four double-doubles in his career…Jacksonville won the rebounding battle for the second straight game…
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