SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Women's hoops falls to Florida Atlantic, 96-79
A strong bench helped Florida Atlantic pick up a 96-79 win over the JU women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon at FAU Arena.
The Owls (2-1) had 61 of their 96 points come from the bench. Morgan Robinson led the charge with 17 points off the bench, while Latavia Dempsey and Breana Turner each added 16 points to the bench total.
“We didn’t have it today,” JU head coach Jill Dun said. “I thought we played well at times, but they were better in the end. We look forward in trying to bounce back Wednesday at home.”
Senior Maggie Wilson had 15 points to lead the Dolphins’ (1-2) who finished shooting 50 percent (5-10) from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent (22-33) at the free throw line. Senior Tracie Sneed finished with 13 points, while junior Jade Cargill had a double-double at 12 points and 16 rebounds.
In the first half, the Dolphins took an early 10-6 on a jumper from junior Stephanie Edwards at 15:46. A Kimberly Smith free throw capped a 6-2 stretch for the Owls to tie it a 12 less than two minute later. Junior Madison Scott added a layup to make it a 15-14 deficit, but Robinson stretched the FAU lead to 25-19 (7:58) on free throws. Robinson hit two three-pointers in the final five minutes to give the Owls a 42-31 advantage.
Junior Ciara McLee finished with 10 points for the Dolphins off the bench. Edwards recorded eight points, while Scott and freshman Briona Brown each finished with seven points.
Less than 10 minutes into the second half, Wilson helped the Dolphins cut the deficit to five for a second time with a three-pointer to make it 62-57. The Owls answered with a 14-0 run to put the game away.
The Owls got 12 points from Takia Brooks, while Shanequa Schrouder rounded out the double-digit scorers at 11 points.
The Dolphins host Vermont Wednesday in Swisher Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Fans can follow the links at JUDolphins.com.