SATURDAY, MARCH 02, 2002
Troy State Drops Women's Basketball, 72-54, In Season Finale
March 2, 2002
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville women's basketball team put five players on the floor for the entire 40 minutes and hung around until the end in a 72-54 loss to Troy State in Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday at Swisher Gymnasium.
The Dolphins, who have been decimated by injuries this season, only suited up five. JU was tough down the stretch this year, even though it had to endure seven season-ending injuries. Junior forward Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) played 40 minutes for the 13th time this season and recorded her league-leading 12th double-double of the year. Sungy, who finishes the season as JU's all-time leading scorer and rebounder with 832 points and 679 rebounds, scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Junior center Veronique McMillian (Los Angeles, Calif.) had posted career highs with 15 points and 13 rebounds for her third double-double this season. The fatigue set in most on the Dolphins' leading scorer, Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.), who shot only 6-of-23 from the field for 13 points, the 25th time in 27 games she has scored in double figures. Junior guard Aisha Stewart (Topeka, Kan.) added eight points, five boards, dished out six assists and blocked two shots.
JU (4-23, 3-17 A-Sun) shot 39.7 percent (23-of-58) from the field, 2-of-7 from three-point range and 6-of-6 from the line. Troy State (11-16, 10-10), who will host next weekend's Atlantic Sun Conference Championship as the No. 8 seed and face regular-season champion Georgia State, shot 48.3 percent (29-of-60), 1-for-11 from behind the arc and 13-of-15 from the charity stripe. The Dolphins won the battle on the boards, 35-33, for the 22nd time in 27 games this season.
Troy State's Thea Herring took advantage inside of the Dolphins, who were trying to stay out of foul trouble, and scored a game-high 25 points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked five shots. Jacksonville native Chaquita Alexander added 16 points and eight boards, while Kerri Fiehrer chipped in 13 points.
2001-02 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL