Final exams have been aced and the Jacksonville University women’s basketball team is prepared to wrap December with a five-game road trip. JU’s first stop will be Bethune-Cookman University on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.
The Dolphins are looking to keep perfect their 7-0 all-time series streak against the Lady Wildcats. The teams last met on Nov. 12, 2012 and senior forward Jade Cargill knocked down seven baskets in the contest to score 16 points along with seven boards and three steals.
JU’S LAST OUTING: A VALIANT EFFORT
The Dolphins saw their three-game winning spell come to an end last Sunday in a 77-31 defeat to Florida State. While the Fins had quality looks at the basket, they were unable to get their shots to fall as the Noles held them to 25.4 percent from the field (15-for-59).
Sophomore guard Queen Alford led JU in scoring with eight points but the highlight for Jacksonville was the play of freshman forward Kimberly Dawkins. Recording seven boards and three steals, Dawkins also did things that don’t show in the stat line. Defensively, the 6-0 post player served as a solid matchup against the big interior player of the Seminoles. Contesting shots and breaking up scoring opportunities, Dawkins’ presence added extra pressure in the lane.
Having already dipped into league action, Bethune- Cookman currently sits at 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Lady Wildcats last played on Monday, Dec. 9 where the fell to Hampton by a score of 43-35. Averaging 56.6 points per game as a team, senior guard Chastity René Taylor accounts for nearly a third of the Lady Wildcats offense. Now in her second season at BCU, Taylor led the team in scoring last year with 13.5 points per game and she currently leads the team as well averaging 16.0 PPG.