SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011
Women’s hoops plays at Bowling Green State Sunday
The JU women’s basketball team completes its five-game road swing Sunday at 2 p.m. against Bowling Green State in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The Dolphins (0-7) are looking to avoid their first 0-8 start since the 1999-00 campaign - the program’s inaugural season.
“After having a week off to take final exams, we are looking forward to playing again,” JU head coach Jill Dunn said. “We have an extremely tough opponent in Bowling Green. They are a solid basketball team in every facet of the game.”
Last time out, the Dolphins had a rough shooting day en route to a 51-36 loss at cross-town rival North Florida in the A-Sun opener on Dec. 3.
JU shot a season-low 17.6 percent from the floor (12-68) and got outrebounded (56-40) to take its seventh straight loss. The Dolphins did force 27 turnovers and recorded 15 steals in the contest.
Senior Crystal Bell led the Dolphins with 10 points off the bench. Junior Tracie Sneed had six points, while sophomore Jade Cargill finished with five points and seven rebounds.
Despite the early troubles, the Dolphins continue to be ok in their bread and butter – the defense. JU leads the A-Sun in three-point field goal percentage defense (25.9), while ranking second in steals (80) and blocked shots (27).
Cargill is currently tied for third in the league with 20 steals. Freshman Chelsea Faulhaber is fifth in the A-Sun with a team-best seven blocks in six contests for a 1.2 per game average.
The Falcons (6-2) extended their winning streak to six games after downing Austin Peay on Friday night, 72-38
Chrissy Steffen leads the Falcons with 15.6 points, while ranking second in steals with 18. Alexis Rogers is second in scoring (10.8), but first in rebounding with a 6.5 average. Danielle Havel has a team-best 23 steals through eight games.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools. The Dolphins own a 2-1 record from schools in the Mid-American Conference. Both JU wins (Buffalo & UMass) came during the 2007-08 season.
Fans can follow the action through the live links on JUDolphins.com.