FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007
Women's hoops races past Bethune-Cookman, 76-45
Nov. 16, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's basketball team dominated from the opening tip to the final horn as four players scored in double figures leading the Dolphins to a 76-45 win over Bethune-Cookman at Swisher Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Dolphins (3-0) got a game-high 21 points from Ashley Williams. Williams had her best game of the season thus far, hitting 8-of-12 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from 3-point land.
"This was a really good win because everyone on the team contributed," said JU head coach Jill Dunn. "We did a good job of taking care of the basketball early and made some shots, but we also put a lot of energy in on the defensive end that led to some easy baskets."
The Dolphins owned the glass, holding a 46-32 advantage on the boards, with guards DaVina Hamilton and Courtney Jackson leading JU with seven rebounds each. For the game, six Dolphins finished with at least four rebounds.
The team effort showed in the scoring column as 19 of JU's 27 baskets had assists. Omite and Gregoire each had six apiece in the winning effort.
The defense held the Wildcats (0-3) to just 34 percent shooting, including an impressive 7-of-28 from the floor in the second half. JU forced Bethune-Cookman into 24 turnovers for the game.
The Wildcats were led by Natasha Ferguson's double-double as she had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Dolphins are back in action again on Nov. 19 at UCF.
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