Women's Basketball Falls to Georgia State, 73-65

Feb. 24, 2005

Box Score

ATLANTA - Junior guard Sheena Carpenter (Augusta, Ga.) tallied a game-high 22 points to lead three Dolphins with double figures but the Dolphins could not hold onto a first-half lead as JU women's basketball fell to Georgia State, 73-65, Thursday evening at GSU Sports Arena. The Dolphins fall to 5-19 overall and 2-15 in A-Sun play, while the Lady Panthers improve to 13-12, 11-7.

In the first half, JU erased an early 6-0 deficit with a 14-7 run to lead 14-13 with 12:43 remaining. After six more lead changes, sophomore guard Nakina Alford (Griffin, Ga.) hit a jumper with 53 seconds left to give the Dolphins a 34-33 lead into the break.

In the second half, Georgia State made the first basket of the period at the 19:17 mark and never looked back as the Lady Panthers led by as many as 13 in the final frame.

For Carpenter, who shot 8-of-18 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line, it marked her fifth consecutive game with at least 20 points. Senior guard Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) finished with 12 points while sophomore forward Talia Johnson (Sardis, Ga.) tallied 10 points, three blocks and a career-high six steals.

Patechia Hartman led the Lady Panthers with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting form the field while also dishing out a game-high six assists. Monica Thomas (16), April Clyburn (14) and Dee Dee Meriweather (13) also finished with double figure scoring. Clyburn also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds in the contest.

JU will next face Mercer on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the University Center.