SATURDAY, JANUARY 08, 2005
Women's Basketball Falls to Georgia State, 82-52

Jan. 8, 2005

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior guard Sheena Carpenter (Augusta, Ga.) tallied a team-high 20 points, but the Dolphins could not overcome a cold shooting first half as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team fell to Georgia State, 82-52, Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins, who have lost four consecutive games and played without senior forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.), fall to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in A-Sun play, while the Lady Panthers improve to 4-7, 2-2. It marked the most lopsided loss for the Dolphins since dropping a 90-48 contest to Georgia State on Jan. 22, 2004.

JU did not hit a basket from the floor until the 13:44 mark in the first half as Georgia State opened up a 12-4 lead. The Dolphins did not hit another bucket until the 8:15 mark when Carpenter's jumper made it 23-6. Georgia State kept its lead in tact by outscoring the Dolphins 20-0 in the paint, en route to a 40-19 halftime advantage.

Junior forward Ashley Stinson (West Memphis, Ark.) finished with 12 points and seven rebounds while senior guard Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) added 10 points and seven rebounds. JU finished the contest shooting 26.0 percent (19-73) from the floor compared to a 54.2 percent (32-59) clip by Georgia State.

Monica Thomas led the Lady Panthers with a game-high 27 points on 9-of-18 shooting form the field and an 8-for-8 effort from the free-throw line. Robyn Gilbert also added 10 points while Patechia Hartman dished out seven assists.

JU will next travel to Troy to face the Lady Trojans on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m. EST. in Trojan Arena.