SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2006
Cold spell hinders Women's Basketball in 85-69 loss to Campbell
Jan. 14, 2006
Buies Creek, N.C. - Despite a career high in points from freshman guard Regina Omiote (17) and freshman forward Kelly Ford (12), the Dolphins could not overcome a 12:10 scoring drought as the JU women's basketball team fell to Campbell, 85-69, Saturday afternoon at Carter Gymnasium.
JU (3-10, 0-6) dropped their fifth-consecutive game and seventh straight Atlantic Sun Conference contest after being out rebounded by the Camels, 52-24. Campbell (6-9, 5-2) took advantage of a 0-for-12 shooting slump by the Dolphins with a 26-0 run spanning 12:17 at the end of the first and into the second half.
Omoite, who also had a game-high four steals, finished 6-for-10 in the contest including a 3-for-5 effort from beyond the arc. Ford went 4-for-5 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free-throw line. Sophomore forward Ashley Williams tallied 14 points (12 in the first half) with five rebounds and three steals. Senior guard Sheena Carpenter rounded out the Dolphins in double figures with 11 points. JU also had a season-low 11 turnovers and 12 steals in the contest.
After missing six shots and going scoreless in the final 5:50 of the first half, JU missed six consecutive shots before Omoite hit a pair of free-throws at the 15:49 mark to make it 52-32 and end a 26-0 run. After trailing by as many as 32 (81-49) with 4:06 left, JU outscored the Camels 20-4 to cut the deficit under 20 points.
In the first half, JU jumped out to an early 7-2 lead at the 17:01 mark until Campbell answered with a 10-4 run to take its first advantage of the contest (12-11) at the 12:38 mark. The Camels made it 22-13 after a three-pointer by Amber Graham (10:42) before the Dolphins answered with a 13-2 run to take a 26-24 lead (6:37) after a free-throw by freshman guard DaVina Hamilton. After CU tied the contest, JU increased the lead back to 30-26 on a layup by junior guard Nakina Alford with 5:50 remaining. The Dolphins would go scoreless for the remainder of the half as CU went on a 15-0 run to take a 41-30 lead at the break. The Camels out rebounded the Dolphins, 29-9, in the first half.
The Dolphins return to Swisher Gymnasium to host Mercer on Thursday, at 5 p.m. The game is the first of a scheduled doubleheader with the JU men's squad.
2005-06 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL