MONDAY, JANUARY 02, 2006
Foul trouble and poor shooting limits Women's Basketball in 64-51 loss to UNF

Jan. 2, 2006

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior guard Sheena Carpenter led all scorers with 19 points, but foul trouble and poor shooting by JU in the second half gave North Florida a 64-51 Atlantic Sun Conference win, Monday evening at UNF Arena.

JU (3-6, 0-2) shot 29.6 percent from the floor in the second frame (8-27) as the Dolphins lost control of a three point halftime lead. UNF (3-7, 1-1) scored 38 points on 56.5 percent shooting (13-23), and 9-of-11 free throws, in the second half.

Carpenter finished shooting 8-of-15 from the field with seven rebounds and four assists. Sophomore forward Ashley Williams increased her double-digit scoring streak to nine games with 12 points, while also adding seven rebounds and four blocks.

Jackie Biek led the Lady Ospreys with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor, while also adding nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Andrea Dill added 12 points to round out UNF with double figures.

In the first half, Carpenter led the Dolphins with 10 points as JU led by as many as 13 (25-12) with 7:25 remaining in the period. After Carpenter went the bench at the 7:08 mark with two fouls, UNF closed out the half with a 14-4 run to trail 29-26 at the break.

In the second frame, a jumper by Beik at the 18:48 mark gave the Lady Ospreys the lead for good (32-31). JU would tie the contest (40-40) with 11:02 remaining, but UNF used a 6-0 run to lead 46-40 at the 9:20 mark. The Dolphins cut the deficit to 46-45 on back-to-back three-point plays by Williams and freshman forward Kelly Ford (7:57), but UNF answered with an 8-0 run to make it 53-45 with 4:55 remaining.

The Dolphins would get no closer than six as UNF outscored the Dolphins, 11-6, to end the game.

JU will return to Swisher Gymnasium on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. to take on Kennesaw State.