Women's Basketball Falls to Stetson, 68-59

Feb. 2, 2005

Box Score

DeLAND, Fla. - Junior guard Sheena Carpenter (Augusta, Ga.) scored a career-high 24 points on 11-of-22 shooting from the floor but the Jacksonville University women's basketball team dropped an Atlantic Sun Conference road game to Stetson, 68-59, Wednesday evening at the Edmunds Center. JU (4-13, 1-9 A-Sun) finished with a season-high 15 steals, including a career-high five by Carpenter, who also dished out a team-high five assists. Stetson (8-9, 5-5 A-Sun) snapped a two-game losing streak.

After trailing the entire first half, the Hatters took their first lead of the contest on a Kim Manning layup at the 13:38 mark. The Dolphins then moved ahead with two made free throws, but Stetson regained the lead, 44-43, when Nefertiti Walker drained three free throws with 11:45 remaining. JU managed to tie the game with a three-pointer at the 10:22 mark, but the Hatters used a layup by Kristy Brown, at the 9:38 mark, to recapture the lead. Stetson then went on a 12-2 run to lead by a game-high 14 points, 64-50, with 4:20 left on the clock.

. Sophomore guard Nakina Alford (Griffin, Ga.) added 14 points, junior forward Ashley Stinson (West Memphis, Ark.) finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore forward Talia Johnson (Sardis, Ga.) tallied four blocks to contribute for the Dolphins. Carpenter, who has posted four 20-point games this season, has led the team in scoring four times in eight games since senior forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) was injured on Jan. 6. Alford finished 5-for-9 from the floor, including a 4-for-4 effort from beyond the arc. The Dolphins shot 70 percent (7-10) from beyond the arc and also shot 42.1 percent from the floor.

Kristy Brown led the Hatters with 22 points and 12 rebounds while Nefertiti Walker added 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field. Stetson held a 19-9 advantage in assists and a 40-37 lead in the rebound column.

JU will next travel to Florida Atlantic to face the Owls on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 12 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Sun Sport Network.