Women's basketball heads for Nashville this weekend

Feb. 8, 2008


After winning the final two games of its recent homestand, the JU women's basketball team will look to win for the first time in the city of Nashville this weekend.

The Dolphins (18-4, 8-1), off to their best start in program history and conference play, will open the weekend against Lipscomb (6-17, 4-5) on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. ET at Allen Arena. The contest can be seen live on as part of ASun.TV.

JU trails the all-time series against Lipscomb, 6-2, but has split the last two season series. The Dolphins are also in search of their first win in Nashville.

Dolphins still streaking
Despite the home loss to ETSU, JU is in the midst of a program record eight consecutive conference road games and seven consecutive road games.

The Dolphins are also 5-0 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena after an 84-53 win over Gardner-Webb on Feb. 2

Against Campbell, JU shot a season- high .545 from the floor in the first half while senior forward Ashley Williams finished 10-of-18 from the field to go with six rebounds and three steals. Junior guard Virginia Gregoire had her 20-point streak snapped at three games as she finished with nine points, five assists, and three steals. The program record for consecutive 20-point games is by Williams (four) from Jan. 5-14 this year. Sophomore forward Crystal Grable tied her career-high with three blocks, giving her three blocks in two consecutive games.

JU among best in A-Sun
The Dolphins lead the Atlantic Sun Conference with an 18-4 mark and sit atop several statistical categories as well.

JU leads the conference in scoring margin (+8.5), and turnover margin (+5.14).

The Dolphins also rank second in scoring (68.0 ppg), scoring defense (59.6), assists (14.82 apg), assist-to-turnover ratio (0.89) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (.285) and are third in field goal percentage (.414), field goal percentage defense (.392), blocks (4.18 bpg), steals (10.86 spg) and fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.306) and 3-point field goals made (4.77 tpg) and fifth in offensive rebounds (13.95 rpg).