FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2008
Women's basketball hosts Kennesaw State on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Feb. 22, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
After sweeping the season series against North Florida for the second consecutive year, the JU women's basketball team will continue its quest for an Atlantic Sun Conference title by completing the home portion of its schedule this weekend.
The Dolphins (20-5, 10-2), off to their best start in program history and conference play, will open the weekend against Kennesaw State (14-11, 9-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the final game at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The contest can be seen live on www.judolphins.com as part of ASun.TV.
JU leads the all-time series against KSU, 4-1, including a 61-53 win on Jan. 14 at the KSU Convocation Center. The Dolphins have won the last four meetings after KSU defeated JU, 66-60, on Jan. 5, 2006 at Swisher Gymnasium.
Grable is more than able
Since filling the role of the five spot in the starting lineup the last six games, Grable is starting to flourish on both ends of the floor.
After missing the first two games of the season due to a knee injury, Grable has been used at the three, four and five positions on the floor but never found a niche.
Since her insertion into the lineup on Jan. 25, she is averaging 4.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per contest.
Included in that stretch has been a career- high 12 points (at Belmont), her first double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds (vs. UNF) and a career-high four blocks (vs. UNF).
Grable is now second on the squad with 22 blocks, which is only 10 behind senior forward Ashley Williams (32), despite only having three in her freshman season. Her average of 0.96 blocks per game also places her seventh in the A-Sun.
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