FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Women’s hoops hosts ETSU Saturday for Senior Day
The Jacksonville University women’s basketball team starts its final home stand with East Tennessee State for Senior Day Saturday in the Veterans Memorial Arena at 1 p.m.
For the second time this season, the Dolphins (8-17, 4-10) can be seen live on ESPN3.com with Paul Crane and Dee Romine on the call.
JU and the Lady Bucs (7-15, 5-10) are two of four teams battling for the final three spots into the A-Sun Tournament.
"We are hoping to build on our momentum from our win versus UNF,” JU head coach Jill Dunn said. “These are two tough contests for us at home. We want to be playing our best this time of year."
On Feb. 16, the Dolphins snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 57-55 win against cross-town rival North Florida at home. JU made two defensive stops in the final minute to earn its first regular season win over UNF since 2010.
Freshman Queen Alford recorded 20 points, 10 rebounds and six steals to lead JU to the win. Alford is averaging a team-best 13.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and six blocks in the last seven contests. Her 10.6 scoring average is the best among freshman in the A-Sun, while her 6.0 rebounds ranks second. She is scoring 11.5 points a game in A-Sun play.
Like JU, the Lady Bucs snapped a losing streak Monday with a 69-65 win at home against Kennesaw State. The win ended a five-game losing skid for ETSU.
Destiny Mitchell paces the Lady Bucs in scoring (11.5), rebounds (8.3) and steals (42). Tiana Burley is second with a 9.3 average, while Tosha Austin paces the team with 25 blocks.
On Jan. 28, Burley recorded 22 points and 11 boards to help ETSU hand JU a 74-57 loss in the ETSU/MHSA Athletics center. The Lady Bucs tallied 50 points in the paint to set up the win.
The Dolphins will honor Abril Peeples, Tracie Sneed and Maggie Wilson in a special presentation at halftime of the men’s game which is also on ESPN3.com.
Fans can follow the action through the live links at JUDolphins.com.