SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2011
Women’s basketball hosts Campbell on Monday
The JU women’s basketball team hopes to “White Out” the competition as they switch venues to host Campbell in Swisher Gymnasium on Monday night at 5 p.m.
The Dolphins (9-10, 4-6 A-Sun) are asking fans to wear all white when they play the Camels (8-11, 7-3) to start the second half of the conference season to build a home-court advantage.
: “We are looking for the fans and students to come out in full force on Monday,” said JU head coach Jill Dunn. “Having a packed house gives us extra momentum and creates a tough place to play for the opponents. We need all the help we can get as we begin the final stretch of the A-Sun schedule.”
JU heads to the court following a 58-44 loss to cross-town rival UNF on Jan. 27.
The Dolphins didn’t have the best shooting night against the Ospreys after shooting 34.6 percent (18-52) from the floor. The Dolphins were also held scoreless in the final six minutes of the first half.
Senior guard GiGi Thomas had 20 points to lead JU, while senior forward Lynsey Paschal finished with eight points. Junior guard Crystal Bell tallied seven points and three steals.
In the team standings, Bell and Thomas is currently tied for the lead in scoring with a 10.6 points per game average. Senior forward Taneskei Richardson is second in scoring (10.5) and first in rebounding (9.5).
The Camels have lost the last two contests to FGCU and UNF which snapped their seven-game winning streak that started against the Dolphins on Jan. 3.
Tonisha Baker leads Campbell in scoring with a 11.1 points per game average, while Lauren Yesh has posted a team-best 25 steals.
In the first meeting, the Dolphins erased a 20-point deficit to point in the final 11 minutes, but they didn’t have enough for the comeback as the Camels secured a 77-65 victory in Buies Creek, N.C.
Senior forward Lynsey Paschal had 15 points for the Dolphins, while junior guard Ashanti Williams added 14 points to earn a spot in the starting lineup. With the victory, Campbell now has a 12-10 lead over JU in the all-time series. Fans can follow the matchup live video streaming on A-Sun.TV by logging onto JUDolphins.com.