Women's Hoops opens home schedule with South Carolina State on Friday at 7 p.m.

Nov. 17, 2006


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After setting six program records to start of the 2006- 07 season, the JU women's basketball team will host their home opener at Swisher Gymnasium against South Carolina State (0-1) on Friday at 7 p.m.
JU, which is 2-0 under head coach Jill Dunn in home openers, will be in search of its first 2-0 record to start the season in program history.
The contest can be heard live on as part of the JU Sports Network. Joel Lamp will handle play-by-play duties and Josh Ellis will provide color commentary for the second consecutive season.

Head coach Jill Dunn
Jill Dunn enters her third season as head coach of the Jacksonville University women's basketball program.
Prior to JU, Dunn spent three years helping Georgia State to three consecutive A-Sun Conference titles from 2001-04. Before joining Georgia State, Dunn was the top assistant coach at Miami University (Ohio), during the 2000-01 season.
Prior to her one-year stint in Miami, Dunn served as the head coach at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., from 1998-00. In her final season with the program, the Lady Catamounts posted 12 wins which was the most in 15 seasons at WCU.
Before being elevated to the head spot at Western Carolina, she was the top assistant coach during the 1997-98 campaign. Dunn's coaching career began at the University of South Carolina, where she was as an assistant coach from 1994-97.
Dunn's success began as a player at Georgia Southern, where she was a three-year starter from 1989-93. She was named to the Georgia Southern Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.

Williams not skipping a beat
Proving last season wasn't a fluke, junior forward Ashley Williams set the program record for points in a game by tallying 32 at Charleston Southern on Nov. 13.
A preseason all-conference selection, Williams made 14-of-16 shots from the floor (.875) and connected on 4-of-4 shots from the free-throw line. She also led the squad with five steals.

D-Vine intervention
Sophomore guard DaVina Hamilton was not asked to score a lot in her first season with the program but the times are a changing. With the graduation of Sheena Carpenter (14.0 ppg), Hamilton has been plugged into the shooting guard spot and has been told to look for her shot. If the season opener is a vision of the future, Hamilton will have no problem filling that void. In her first start against Charleston Southern, she finished with a career-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including a 3-for-3 effort from beyond the arc, in only 20 minutes of action. Hamilton also connected on a pair of shots from the foul line in the contest.