THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2006
Women's Hoops gets revenge on Campbell with 63-55 win
Feb. 2, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sophomore forward Ashley Williams finished with a team-high 15 points while tying a program record with six blocked shots to lead the JU women's basketball team to a 63-55 win over Campbell, Thursday evening at Swisher Gymnasium. With the win, the Dolphins moved into a tie for the final spot in the Atlantic Sun Tournament with Stetson.
"I thought this was the most complete game that we've played all year," said JU head coach Jill Dunn. "Our defensive intensity gave us easy transition buckets and that carried us throughout the entire game. Everybody stepped up in a lot of different areas and it's a great to see us finally start to click as a team."
JU (5-13, 2-9) trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half before using a 22-8 run to end the final 11 minutes of the period. Campbell (7-13, 6-6) went scoreless in the final 4:29 of the first period and finished the game shooting 35.4 percent from the floor (23-65). In the contest at Campbell on Jan. 14, the Dolphins led by six points with five minutes remaining in the first half, but went scoreless for over 10 minutes as Campbell got the win.
JU had four players score in double-figures for the first time this season as Williams finished 6-of-15 from the floor and recorded two steals. Senior guard Sheena Carpenter added 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a career-high four steals. Junior guard Nakina Alford racked up 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor, including a 2-of-3 effort from beyond the arc. Freshman forward Virginia Gregoire tallied 10 points and eight rebounds and freshman guard DaVina Hamilton also added six points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Leading 30-26 at the half, JU continued to put pressure on the Camels as the Dolphins opened a game-high nine point lead, 39-30, after a free throw by Williams at the 17:18 mark. The Camels cut the deficit to six on three occasions before making it 53-51 after a three pointer by Amber Graham with 7:46 remaining. JU answered with a 7-0 run to take control as the Camels were forced to foul in the final two minutes.
In the first half, Campbell jumped out to an early 14-6 lead at the 13:12 before increasing the advantage to a game-high 12 points (18-6) after a jumper by Octavia Blackwell at the 11:14 mark. JU answered with a 22-8 run to end the half, to lead 30-26, while holding the Camels scoreless in the final 4:29 of the period.
The Dolphins return to Swisher Gymnasium to host Gardner-Webb on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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