Women’s basketball plays at Hampton on Saturday
With Thanksgiving in the books, the JU women’s basketball team heads back to the court on Saturday to face Hampton at 2 p.m. in Hampton, Va.

The Dolphins (3-1) will look to extend a three-game winning streak after downing FAU (11/17), Georgia Southern (11/21) and Howard (11/23) in their first set of home games at Swisher Gymnasium.

JU’s record is the best start to a season since posting the same mark to begin the 2007-08 campaign. The Dolphins best start in school history was a 4-0 record to begin 2006-07 season.

“We have gotten off to a good start,” said JU head coach Jill Dunn. “We have improved a little each game and have been able to get some key wins. Clearly, we want to continue building on this momentum because we start part of our A-Sun schedule next week.”

Last time out, the Dolphins survived a sluggish shooting night to secure a 60-52 win against Howard on Nov. 23.

Despite shooting a game-low 32.7 field goal percentage, JU edged Howard in 2nd chance points (19-10) and rebounds (44-37).

Senior guard GiGi Thomas recorded a season-high 17 points and eight rebounds to pace the Dolphins, while senior forward Taneskei Richardson added 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Thomas currently leads the team in points (12.3), assists (9) and blocks (3). Richardson has posted a double-double in two of the last three contests to secure the team-lead in rebounds with a 11.3 average.

The Lady Pirates (1-3) have lost their last three games since downing James Madison, 69-64, on Nov. 12. Hampton dropped a 71-43 contest to Richmond in the home opener on Tuesday.

This is the first matchup between the two programs, but JU owns a 9-5 advantage over schools from the MEAC with the win against Howard.

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