FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
WBB Clinches a Spot in A-Sun Tourney but Looks to Gain Ground vs. Stetson

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THE GAME

Despite suffering a loss last night, the Jacksonville University women’s basketball team has locked up a spot in the 2014 Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball Championship.

Looking to snap a three-game winless streak, the Dolphins host Stetson (21-5, 13-1) on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. The Hatters hold a 20-13 all-time series advantage over JU. In their first meeting this season, three Dolphins finished in double-digits but were unable to slow the Hatters as they fell 84-67 on Jan. 25.

A win over the Hatters would be a huge step in JU maintaining its lead over Mercer as they push to be a top-four seed and secure a home quarterfinal game in the upcoming A-Sun tournament.

JU’S LAST OUTING: SEASON LOW SCORING

Thursday night’s contest against Florida Gulf Coast was the second game in which no JU player recorded double-figures in scoring. Knocking in a season-low 12 shots from the field led to the 62-43 loss.

Senior forward Jade Cargill recorded nine points and 11 rebounds for the Fins while sophomore guard Queen Alford added eight points and four rebounds.

THE OPPONENT

An 87-58 victory over North Florida last night provided the Hatters its 13th straight win.  In league play Stetson averages 79.7 points per game to lead the A-Sun and Sasha Sims paces the offense with 15.2 PPG.  Four other Hatters are averaging double-figures.

UP NEXT

Jacksonville’s final road swing of the regular season will see the Fins faceoff against East Tennessee State and USC-Upstate. JU stops in Johnson City on Thursday, Feb. 27 for a 7 p.m. contest with the Bucs before heading to Spartanburg to see Upstate on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m.