SATURDAY, JANUARY 05, 2002
JU Women Drop 63-40 Decision to UCF
Jan. 5, 2002
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville women's basketball team, led by 11 points from sophomore forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.), were held to their poorest shooting performance of the season in a 63-40 loss to UCF Saturday at Swisher Gymnasium.
Jackson, who has now scored in double figures in ten of the Dolphins' eleven games, also had seven rebounds and three steals. Four players scored six points each, including Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.), who scored the 600th point of her JU career and collected a game-high 11 rebounds.
The Dolphins (1-10, 0-4 A-Sun) shot only 27.3 percent (15-for-55) from the field and only 1-of-18 from three-point range. UCF (7-6, 3-1) shot 44.1 percent (26-for-59) from the floor and 9-of-18 from long range. JU won the battle on the boards, 43-36.
Lanetra Cooks scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting to lead the Golden Knights. She also made 6-of-11 from three-point range and added four rebounds. Ali Roberts scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds and recorded five blocked shots.
JU only trailed by three with 4:50 left in the first half, but Cooks scored the final eight points in the half for the Golden Knights as they took a 28-20 lead into the break. In the second half, Cooks scored eight points during a 12-0 run to give UCF a commanding 47-24 lead with 12:31 left in the game. The Golden Knights led by as many as 25 twice.
The Dolphins return to action when they face Atlantic Sun Conference foe Stetson Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.
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