Women's Basketball falls to USF, 98-60

Nov. 23, 2005

Box Score

TAMPA, Fla. - JU (0-3) shot 46.3 percent from the floor, but committed 29 turnovers in the contest. USF (3-0) increased its all-time series record to 5-0 against the Dolphins. It marked the first contest JU has played against a member of the Big East Conference.

"I thought we shot well in the game, but unfortunately so did South Florida," said JU head coach Jill Dunn. "Ashley had a tremendous game for us tonight and I'm glad to see our offense pick up as the season goes along. USF is the toughest opponent we play this year and we need to learn from this experience."

Senior guard Sheena Carpenter finished with 12 points and six assists and freshman guard Virginia Gregoire tallied 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (2-for-2 from three) to round out the Dolphins in double figures. Williams also led the squad with nine rebounds and four steals.

Six Bulls finished with double figure points, including a game-high 21 points from Nalini Miller and 20 points from Jessica Dickson, as USF shot 54.8 percent from the floor. Rachael Sheats tallied a game-high six steals, while Ezria Parsons grabbed a team-high eight boards.

In the first half, Williams led the Dolphins with 13 points after shooting 5-of-6 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the line. As a team, JU shot 44.8 percent (13-29), USF finished with 58.8 percent after shooting 20-of-34 from the floor. Dickson led the Bulls with 15 points, while Shantia Grace added 10 points to give USF a 53-32 halftime advantage.

The Dolphins will next travel to face Savannah State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Daytona.