Basketball Wins Second Straight, 80-74, Over Stetson

Jan. 27, 2004

Final Stats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman forward Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) posted his fifth double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while blocking five shots as five Dolphins scored in double figures for the second straight game in an 80-74 win over Stetson Tuesday night at Swisher Gymnasium. It's the second consecutive win for JU (8-10, 3-8 A-Sun), which avenged a two-point loss to the Hatters just 13 days ago in DeLand.

Sophomore point guard Aubrey Conerly (Calumet, Ill.) had 17 points and handed out five assists, while David Lee (Columbus, Ga.) scored 13, Nolan McBride (Hartford, Conn.) 10 and Jarred Stockton (Jacksonville/Arlington Country Day) added 12 points, three assists and three block for JU. The Dolphins hit 11 three-pointers and dished out 16 assists on 27 baskets. Stetson (7-10, 5-6 A-Sun) outrebounded JU, 40-37, but the Dolphins held a 25-17 advantage on the boards in the second half. The game featured seven ties and 17 lead changes.

JU trailed 42-40 at the half, but outscored the Hatters 16-6 in the first 10:01 of the second half to take a 56-48 lead following a McBride jumper. The Dolphins extended the lead to 11 when Quaintance scored on a putback and Stockton hit a pair of free throws and three-pointer at the 8:10 mark. Stetson answered with an 11-4 run to pull within 67-63 with 4:32 to play when Anthony Register converted a three-point play following a steal. JU again pushed the lead back to double digits, 76-66, by attacking the press and converting 8-of-10 free throws in the final 2:38. Quaintance had eight dunks in the game, including five in the second half.

E.J. Gordon and Register each had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hatters, while Kevin Craig scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Stetson, which leads the A-Sun with 10.6 steals per game, managed just five steals in the game and shot 34 percent in the second half. The two teams combined for 13 three-pointers in the first half and shot 50 percent from outside the arc.

The Dolphins return to action at Georgia State Friday night at 6 p.m. in Atlanta, followed by a Sunday game at Mercer at 3 p.m., which is being broadcast by Comcast Sports Southeast.