Basketball Evens Record With 86-74 Win Over Savannah State

Dec. 6, 2003

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior guard David Lee (Columbus, Ga.) scored a career-high 26 points to lead four Dolphins in double figures, while freshman forward Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) had 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and nine blocked shots to lead JU to an 86-74 win over Savannah State Saturday night at Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins, who won for the eighth straight time at home, improve to 2-2 on the season and 7-0 all-time against Savannah State (0-5).

Sophomore point guard Aubrey Conerly (Calumet, Ill.) added 17 points in his first career start, while junior center Jure Lozancic (Omis, Croatia) scored 14 and grabbed seven boards. JU shot 55 percent from the field and hit 24-of-30 free throws, while limiting Savannah State to just 41 percent shooting, including 3-of-11 from outside the arc. The Dolphins also had 13 blocked shots, the third-highest single-game total in school history and the most since posting a record 15 blocks against Francis Marion in 1985. Quaintance's nine blocks is the best individual performance in two seasons.

JU led 42-26 at the break behind 17 first-half point points from Lee. Savannah State opened the second half with an 11-4 run to cut the lead to 46-37 on a jumper from Chris Daniel, but the Dolphins answered with a 23-11 run and took their largest lead, 69-48, on a Quaintance alley-oop dunk from Lee with 7:18 to play. The Tigers battled back within nine at the 1:19 mark, but JU hit 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch.

Jamal Daniels had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers, who had three players in double figures and scored 48 second-half points. Donald Carson added 13 points off the bench, while Sherrard Reddick scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. The Dolphins are back in action following exams against Nova Southeastern on Sat., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.