SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2005
Late run gives Women's Basketball a 68-48 win over Savannah State
Nov. 26, 2005
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Senior guard Sheena Carpenter scored 13 of her game-high 16 points in the second half while sophomore forward Ashley Williams and freshman center Precious Robinson each scored in double figures to lead the Dolphins to a 68-48 win over Savannah State, Saturday afternoon at Tiger Arena.
JU (1-3) earned its first win of the 2005-06 season by 51.5 percent from the floor (17-33) in the second half, including an 18-2 run to finish the final seven minutes of the contest. Savannah State (1-3) only managed to shoot 20 percent from the field (6-30) for 17 points in the second half.
"Obviously this was a big win for us," said JU head coach Jill Dunn. "I though we were more aggressive on the offensive end and our shot selection was much better in the second half, and that made the difference. We also wanted to emphasize taking better care of the ball and we did a great job in the second half with only seven turnovers."
Carpenter led the squad after shooting 7-of-15 from the floor, while also adding eight rebounds. Robinson tallied her first career double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) to go along with two blocked shots and a steal. Williams finished with 15 points and eight rebounds in the contest.
Shaunte Carter led the Lady Tigers with 11 points, while Antoinette Williams chipped in with nine points.
In the first half, Savannah State took a 31-27 advantage after shooting 34.4 percent from the floor compared to 29 percent by the Dolphins, including a 7-foor-14 effort from the free-throw line. Freshman center Precious Robinson led the Dolphins with six points, five rebounds and a block.
The Dolphins will open Atlantic Sun Conference play next weekend as JU travels to Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in Boca Raton.
2005-06 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL