MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2002
Jacksonville State Tops Women's Basketball, 74-59
Jan. 21, 2002
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville women didn't have an answer for the depth of Jacksonville State as the Gamecocks took a 74-59 decision Monday night at Swisher Gymnasium.
Sophomore forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) scored 14 points, the 12 time in a row she has scored in double digits, and grabbed eight rebounds for the second straight game. Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) and Aisha Stewart (Topeka, Kan.) added 11 points each, and Sungy grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Kara Donnell (Mattoon, Ill.) pitched in nine points and eight boards.
The Dolphins (2-14, 1-8 A-Sun) shot only 39.1 percent (18-for-46) from the field, 6-of-9 from three-point range, and made 17-of-21 from the free throw line. The Gamecocks (3-12, 2-6) shot 40.5 percent (30-for-74), 12-of-31 from long range and only went to the line twice. The Dolphins turned the ball over 32 times, but they out-rebounded the Gamecocks, 39-36, marking the 12th time they have out-rebounded their opponent this season.
With the game tied early, JSU took control with a 13-3 run for a 17-7 lead with 13:55 left in the first half. The Dolphins responded by scoring the next seven points to cut the lead to three but would get no closer the rest of the game. The Gamecocks led by as many as 15 with 3:37 left in the frame and took a 44-32 lead into the locker room.
The Dolphins trailed by 10 after making the first basket of the second half but could not cut the lead to single digits the rest of the way. JSU led by as many as 20 with 8:40 left to play before settling for the 15-point victory.
Laura Baswell hit 4-of-5 from downtown to lead JSU with 12 points, while Amanda Tyus hit 3-of-8 from long range to score 11 points off the bench. The Gamecocks had four other players score at least eight points, including Tiara Eady, Heather Shepard and Shanika Freeman, who each came off the bench. Kelly Nye added eight steals.
The Dolphins return to action when they hit the road to face first-place Belmont Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., at 3 p.m. EST.
2001-02 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL