TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
Women’s Basketball Hoping to Keep Hot Streak at Swisher
Photo By Skip Tapp
Photo By Skip Tapp

 

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THE GAME

The Jacksonville University women’s basketball team is off to a hot Atlantic Sun start. With three consecutive conference victories under their belt, the Fins are showing flashes of the 2007-08 team that opened conference play with an astonishing 6-0 record.

In game two of their three-game home swing, the Dolphins take on Lipscomb (3-12, 0-4) on Thursday, Jan. 16 in a 7 p.m. tip.

Jacksonville owns the all-time series record against the Bisons with a 12-8 advantage. 

JU’S LAST OUTTING: DEFENSE WINS GAMES

Offense sells tickets and defense wins games and if JU continues to play as they’ve been, the team will undoubtedly do both. Defeating North Florida last week by a score of 74-42, the Dolphins forced 28 UNF turnovers and held the team to 31.3 percent (15-for-48) from the field. 

Offensively, the Dolphins shot their second highest shooting percentage of the season at 49.2 percent. The game also marked the third time in program history the Fins have defeated an opponent by 32 points, tying their largest winning margin at home.

BACK-TO-BACK A-SUN HONORS FOR REDDICK

For the second week in a row, freshman guard Sherranda Reddick has landed Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week honors.

Against UNF, the Jacksonville native scored 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field including 3-of-4 from downtown. She also recorded five rebounds, three assists, and three steals and was careful in protecting the ball with just one turnover in 32 minutes of action.

Reddick currently ties Stetson’s Brianti Saunders as the highest scoring freshman in the conference with an average of 14.6 points per game and is ranked third in three-points made.

THE OPPONENT

Setting the A-Sun season-high record with 34 points, redshirt-sophomore Danay Fothergill lit the scoreboard in the Bisons close 79-72 loss to Mercer last Saturday.

In nine games played, Fothergill has averaged 19.3 points and leads the way for three other double-digit scorers.

The Dolphins will have to keep an eye on LU's Ashley Southern. As one of two A-Sun players who averages a double-double (15.4 points and 12.1 rebounds), the redshirt-sophomore forward has registered a double-double in 69 percent of Lipscomb’s games this season.