THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
Women’s basketball hosts Wake Forest on Friday
The JU women’s basketball team hopes to break a two-game skid on Friday when the Dolphins host Wake Forest in Swisher Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
The Dolphins (5-3) had won five games in a row since the season opener at USF, but they have dropped two hard losses to Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 4) and FIU (Dec. 13) in the last two contests.
“We have to get back to playing our style,” said JU head coach Jill Dunn. “We have been out of sync a little bit in each of the last two contests and it has hurt us. As long as we execute the game plan and play a full 40 minutes, it will put us in a good position to win the game.”
Last time out, the Dolphins jumped out early against FIU on Monday night, but the Golden Panthers caught fire and used a large run between the two halves to earn a 66-59 victory.
The Dolphins had a 23-point advantage in the first half before the Golden Panthers a 36-12 run between the first half and second half to take the lead and to secure the win.
Senior guard Gigi Thomas finished with a team-high 15 points as the Dolphins shot 39.3 percent from the floor and held FIU to no successful three pointers (0-10). Senior forward Taneskei Richardson scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the contest.
The Demon Deacons (5-4) dropped a 63-54 decision at USF on Tuesday night in Tampa. Wake Forest has lost four of their last five contests since winning the first four games to start the season.
Brittany Waters leads Wake Forest in scoring by averaging 12 points per game, while Chelsea Douglas is second on the Demon Deacons with an 10.9 average.
Last season, Wake Forest used a 15-2 run in the final six minutes to pull away from JU and secure a 61-47 victory in the team’s first-ever meeting.
Fans can follow the game through live video streaming on A-Sun.TV by logging JUDolphins.com.