Women's basketball ends weekend at Kennesaw State on Monday at 7 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2008


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After winning its seventh consecutive game, the JU women's basketball team will conclude its weekend road in Georgia on Monday.

The Dolphins (13-3, 3-0), who are off to their best start in program history, will face Kennesaw State (7-7, 2-0) on Monday at 7 p.m. in the KSU Convocation Center. The contest can be seen live on as part of ASun.TV.

JU leads the all-time series against the Owls, 3-1, including a 2-0 record at the KSU Convocation Center. The Dolphins have also won the last three meetings between the two programs.

JU ranks among nation's best at home
The Dolphins have raised the bar when it comes to playing at home by setting a new program record in 2006-07 with 13 wins. JU surpassed the previous mark of seven victories, which was set by the squad in 2005-06.

JU is currently in the midst of a 17-game home winning streak which continued with a 74-60 win over Stetson on Jan. 7 at Swisher Gymnasium. Included in the winning streak is a 4-0 record at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. JU also finished the 2007 calender year undefeated at home (14-0).

JU's last loss was a 73-69 decision against Niagara at Swisher Gymnasium on Dec. 18, 2006. Since the beginning of the 2006-07 campaign, the Dolphins are 17-1 at home.

The Dolphins' 17-game streak has earned them a spot on the national home winning streak list as JU currently ranks second. The longest home streak is owned by Duke (22) after Texas A&M fell to Baylor on Thursday.

Dolphins streaking
Along with its 17-game home winning streak, JU is in the midst of a seven game winning streak. The Dolphins are are also 18-1 at home since the beginning of the 2006-07 season (including 11 consecutive home wins against A-Sun opponents), while also wining 11 consecutive A-Sun games, five consecutive conference road games and four consecutive road games.

Against Mercer, senior forward Ashley Williams tallied her third consecutive 20-point performance. Junior guard Virginia Gregoire tallied 15 points, six rebounds, a game-high five assists and a career high tying five steals (which moved her past Williams on the career list). Junior guard DaVina Hamilton finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Junior guard Regina Omoite did not commit a turnover for the second consecutive game and the fifth time this season. Sophomore forward Crystal Grable tallied a career-high tying three steals. JU's 46 first half points were the most in a period this season. The Dolphins' .462 shooting percentage was the second highest mark this year.