Shorthanded JU Women Drop 71-49 Decision To Belmont

Jan. 26, 2002

Box Score

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Junior forward Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) scored 19 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to lead the Jacksonville women, who only suited seven players due to a string of injuries this week, in a 71-49 loss to Belmont in Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday afternoon at Municipal Auditorium.

Sophomore forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) had a good homecoming with 15 points, the 13th straight game she has hit double figures, and eight boards. Senior forward, Lana Labura (Zagreb, Croatia), who was forced into action due to the injuries, played her first game of the season and added three points.

The Dolphins (2-15, 1-9 A-Sun) had a hard time stopping Belmont's Candace Mitchell, who scored a career-high 33 points, the most points ever by an opponent. Mitchell hit 15-of-24 from the floor and scored the Bruins' first 12 points of the game. Freshman guard Erica Davenport added 12 points, six assists and a school-record nine steals.

JU shot only 38.1 percent (16-of-42) from the floor and stayed in the game by hitting 16-of-20 from the free-throw line. Belmont (14-3, 8-2 A-Sun) shot 42.9 percent (30-of-70) from the floor, 9-of-29 from behind the arc. The Dolphins outrebounded their opponent for the 13th time this season, 38-31, but committed 30 turnovers.

Freshmen Yvette Jackson (Sarasota, Fla.) and Kara Donnell (Mattoon, Ill.) missed their first game of the season. Jackson is expected to be out six weeks with a fractured femur, while Donnell is expected to miss three weeks with a fractured foot. The Dolphins are already without point guards Dee Cummings and Gemma McInally, both out with knee injuries, and Lexie Richards, who has stress fractures in both legs. The Dolphins return to action when travel to face Stetson Tuesday night at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla., at 7 p.m.