MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2004
Basketball Loses To Gardner-Webb, 74-62
Jan. 19, 2004
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Redshirt-freshman Jarred Stockton (Jacksonville/Arlington Country Day) scored a career-best 32 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but Gardner-Webb had four players in double figures and shot 53 percent as a team to hang on for a 74-62 win over Jacksonville Monday night at the Paul Porter Arena. It's the fifth straight loss for the Dolphins, who fall to 6-9 overall, 1-6 in the Atlantic Sun Conference after playing six of their first eight league games away from home.
Gardner-Webb (5-12, 2-6 A-Sun) hit a season-best 20-of-23 free throws, while JU had just four free throw attempts. Simon Conn scored 12 points to lead a balanced Bulldog attack as Gardner-Webb scored 42 points in the paint. The shorthanded Dolphins had just six players log double-digit minutes.
JU fell behind by as much as 14 in the first half, 22-8, but closed the gap thanks to nine first-half points from Stockton and trailed just 32-27 at the break. Stockton hit a three-pointer to open the second half and bring the Dolphins within two, 32-30, but the Bulldogs hit five consecutive lay-ups to push the lead back to 10 and JU tried to play catch-up the final 12:49. Gardner-Webb connected on 16-of-18 free throws in the second half, despite entering the game last in the A-Sun from the line.
Aubrey Conerly (Calumet, Ill.) matched a career high with 10 assists in 39 minutes for JU, which had 18 assists and just 12 turnovers. Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) had eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds, but shot just 4-of-16 from the floor. Stockton hit a career-best 13-of-17 shots, including 5-of-8 three-pointers, but all other Dolphins combined to shoot just 13-of-45.
It's the Dolphins' longest losing streak since dropping the final six games of the 1999-2000 season. JU returns home for three straight games starting with Georgia State (11-4, 6-2) on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.
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