Women's Basketball Downs Troy, 60-56, for 2nd A-Sun Win

Feb. 17, 2005

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior guard Sheena Carpenter (Augusta, Ga.) scored 23 points to lead four Dolphins in double figures as JU women's basketball defeated Troy, 60-56, Thursday evening at Swisher Gymnasium. Sophomore forward Talia Johnson (Sardis, Ga.) added 10 points and seven rebounds as the Dolphins pulled away with 50 seconds remaining to take their second Atlantic Sun Conference win of the season. JU moves to 5-18 overall and 2-14 in the A-Sun while Troy falls to 10-12, 9-6 in conference play.

JU trailed by as much as 10 points in the first half but ended the period with a flurry, going on a 14-2 run over the last 6:30, capped by senior guard Rebecca Montz's (Erath, La.) three with eight seconds remaining to take a 29-25 lead into the break.

The Dolphins held the advantage most of the second half despite hitting just 14-of-27 from the charity stripe in the game. The Lady Trojans took a one-point lead with 2:06 left in the game on a Laura Lee Holman three-pointer. Sophomore forward Ashley Stinson (West Memphis, Ark.) answered with a three-point play to put JU back up, 56-54. Troy had a chance to tie, but Kerri Fiehrer turned the ball over in traffic, forcing the Lady Trojans to foul. Carpenter hit both free throws to stretch the lead to four. Amy Lewis got a put back with 10 seconds remaining to make the score 58-56, but Carpenter again hit two free throws to ice the game.

Carpenter has registered 20 or more points in four consecutive games and in five of her last eight contests. Montz had 12 points and four assists, while Stinson had 12 points and six boards for the Dolphins.

Holman led Troy with 14 points, while Jacksonville native Audrey Muse scored a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Trojans were held to 37 percent shooting for the game.

The Dolphins travel to Atlanta to face Georgia State on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the GSU Sports Arena.