Second half run leads JU past Bethune-Cookman
Forward Jade Cargill scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds and nine different JU players scored as the Dolphins beat Bethune-Cookman, 68-54, at Swisher Gym here Monday.

Cargill connected on seven field goals and a pair of free throws to lead the way as teammates Tracie Sneed and Maggie Wilson scored in double figures. Sneed finished with 13 points and Wilson 11.

Cargill scored four of JU’s first six points as the Dolphins (1-1) pulled to an early lead only to see the Wildcats battle back to get the upper hand before JU ended the half with a 26-23 advantage. The teams traded points early in the second half and the Wildcats (1-1) tied at 31 on a jump shot by Amanda Hariston with 17:28 to play.

Nineteen seconds later, the Dolphins’ Stephanie Edwards hit a three-pointer which started JU on an 18-2 run which effectively ended the game. The Dolphins coasted home and led by as much as 17 with 3:59 to play.

During the stretch, Edwards, Cargill, Sneed, Briona Brown, Wilson and Madison Scott all managed to find the bottom of the net

JU shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half while holding B-C to eight field goals on 29 attempts (27.6 percent). Hariston led Bethune-Cookman in scoring with 16 points while Jasmine Evans had 11 and Chastity Rene Taylor chipped in 10. Taylor had three three-pointers on the night.

The Dolphins won the rebound battle, 40-34, with Brown taking down eight and Cargill and Wilson seven each.

The Dolphins travel to Florida Atlantic Sunday at 2 p.m. and return home Nov. 21 against Vermont.