It has been about a week since the Jacksonville University women’s basketball team last played and the Dolphins are ready to return to action as they head to Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 30 to take on the Trojans of Troy University at 1 p.m.
The Trojans lead the all-time series, 10-4. The last meeting between the two resulted in an 88-83 overtime thriller at Swisher Gymnasium. Though the Fins were on the losing side of the matchup, senior forward Jade Cargill scored 25 points, her career-high, to go alongside 15 boards.
JU’S LAST GAME: FIRST STOP OF THE SHOCK THE WORLD TOUR
Officially in the win column, the Dolphins (1-2) held down the home fort in a 79-58 victory over Georgia Southern on Sunday. Senior Madison Scott scored 15 points in the contest, matching her career-high.
“That game meant a lot,” said Scott. “My teammates are seeing that they can trust me with the ball and rely on me to score. I really wasn’t thinking about how many points I could score; I just wanted to win. Now we are back in business. It’s what everyone has been waiting for! In the locker room we call this [season] the Shock the World tour and we are ready to show everyone how hard we’ve been working.”
In her first collegiate start, freshman guard Sherranda Reddick scored 15 points as she made 9-of-11 from the free throw line. She also contributed with five rebounds, four assists and three steals and had only two turnovers in 23 minutes of play.
Playing well on both sides of the ball, senior guard Stephanie Edwards’ unselfish play was a key factor in the victory. The captain had a stellar evening, finishing with eight points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Currently sitting at 2-2 on the season, the Trojans have lost their last two games. In close matches against Tennessee State and University of Alabama-Huntsville five and six points were the difference. Senior guard Joanna Harden leads Troy with 20.5 points per game while sophomore guard Ashley Beverly-Kelly adds 13.3 and senior guard Brooke Bowie chips in with 11.3.