FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
Women’s Basketball Set for the Battle of the Unbeaten
Photo By Skip Tapp
Photo By Skip Tapp

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THE GAME

The Jacksonville University women’s basketball team will have its hands full this Saturday as they face Northern Kentucky on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. Knotted at 1-1 in games played against each other, Swisher Gymnasium will see a  heated battle as one team will remain undefeated in the league and take the all-time series edge.

Fans are encouraged to wear white to the game as the Dolphins prepare to “White out the Norse”.

JU’S LAST OUTTING: LOCKING DOWN SWISHER GYMNASIUM

As one of two teams left in the conference with a perfect home record, the Dolphins romped Lipscomb on Thursday night by a score of 86-65.  Five Dolphins finished the night in double-figures with sophomore guard Queen Alford leading the way with 17 points.

The contest marked the second time this season the Fins have shot over 50 percent from the field. Landing 53.4 percent of their baskets, the team made 31-of-58 from the field.

GIVING AND TAKING AWAY

In back-to-back games, senior guard Stephanie Edwards has surpassed her career-high in assists. At the start of the season she sat at six assists, she then posted seven against North Florida last week and recorded eight versus the Bisons last night.

Constantly dishing the ball to her teammates for scoring opportunities, Edwards is also known to take away possessions from her opponents.

She is now ranked second in the Atlantic Sun in steals and fifth in assists.

THE OPPONENT

Northern Kentucky (9-7, 5-0) came close to seeing its undefeated conference record come to an end on Thursday night. With a little over a minute left in their contest against North Florida, the Norse held a slight 53-51 advantage. Free throws in the final 30 seconds allowed NKU to hold off the Ospreys and take the win.

With the best scorer in the league in Melody Doss, the Dolphins will have to keep watch of the junior forward who averages 18.0 points per game.