THURSDAY, MARCH 09, 2006
Women's hoops falls to FAU in A-Sun Quarterfinals, 74-61
March 9, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sheena Carpenter became the third player in Jacksonville women's hoops history to score more than 1,000 points in her career with a game-high 25 points, but it was not enough as the seventh seeded Dolphins fell to No. 2 Florida Atlantic, 74-61.
Jacksonville finished the year with 10 wins, the second most in school history.
"It's a disappointing loss, especially with how well we played at the end of the year," said JU head coach Jill Dunn. "I was really proud of how well Sheena played and it's a great accomplishment for her to score more than 1,000 points in her career. Hopefully our younger players will take this experience and use it to get better for next season."
Florida Atlantic (18-10) built a 13-point first half advantage, but Jacksonville used a 9-2 run to end the first half to get back into the game. FAU carried a 37-31 advantage into the break.
The Dolphins (10-18) would finish off the rally, sprinting out to a four-point lead following a three- pointer from Regina Omoite with 10:12 left in the game. After a three-pointer by JU's Virginia Gregoire, the game was knotted at 56-56. From that point on, the Owls took control as they closed the game on an 18-5 run over the final 7:12.
Florida Atlantic dominated the rebounding category, out-rebounding Jacksonville 51-35 thanks in large part to a pair of huge double-doubles by Williams and freshman Brittney Crenshaw. Crenshaw finished with 18 points and 13 boards, both career- highs. Missy Glaser also chipped in 18 points for the Owls.
Carpenter nearly led the Dolphins to the upset by herself, with 25 points on 11-of-24 shooting from the floor. Sharpshooters Gregoire and Omoite finished with 13 and 11 points respectively.
2005-06 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL