Basketball Drops Intense Battle With Georgia State, 66-58

Jan. 22, 2004

Final Stats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman forward Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) had a game-high 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks for his fourth double-double of the season, but Georgia State used a balanced scoring attack and pressure defense to hang on for a 66-58 win over the out-manned Dolphins Thursday night at Swisher Gymnasium. It's the sixth straight loss for JU (6-10, 1-8 A-Sun), which played with just eight players in its third consecutive home loss, while Georgia State (12-4, 7-2 A-Sun) extended its winning streak to six games.

David Lee (Columbus, Ga.) added 14 points and Jarred Stockton (Jacksonville/Arlington Country Day) came off the bench to score 13 as JU shot 50 percent in the second half and scored 13 points off 11 offensive rebounds. Nate Williams had 12 points and seven rebounds to lead Georgia State, which scored 26 points off 25 Dolphins turnovers. Trello Galloway added 11 and D'Andre McGrew came off the bench to score 10 for the Panthers, who also shot 50 percent in the second half.

Georgia State used a 9-0 run midway through the second half to extend their four-point lead to 55-42 when Galloway drained a three in transition with 7:57 to play. JU climbed back to within five by outscoring the Panthers 11-3 over the next 6:27. Lee hit a three-pointer in transition following a steal by Ljubisa Vrcelj (Windsor, Ontario) to make it 56-49, but McGrew answered before Lee was able to score underneath off his own miss to cut the deficit to seven. Quaintance stole McGrew's pass on the ensuing possession and scored in transition to bring JU to within 58-53 with 2:20 to play. The Dolphins missed back-to-back three's and Georgia State scored six unanswered points to push the lead back to 11.

Georgia State led by as much as nine in the first half, 25-16, but Matthew Kampfe (West Linn, Ore.) and Lee drained consecutive three's and Stockton scored on a put-back to tie the game at 27. Lamont McIntosh gave the Panthers a 29-27 halftime lead on a driving lay-up with five seconds to play.

The Dolphins return to action on Saturday against Mercer (7-11, 4-5 A-Sun) at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.