This Week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Dec. 11, 2006


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In this edition, we will look at the basketball teams only game of the week and recap the opening of the track and field season, while checking out at what is in store for this week.


Men's Basketball

It had been eight days since the JU men's basketball team had played a game.

The Dolphins (4-5) showed no signs of rust as they raced out to an eight-point lead and came away with an 85-72 win over Coastal Carolina (3-3) on Dec. 10 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Marcus Allen led five Dolphins in double figures with 22 points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.

Allen led the dolphin by going 10-of-16 from the floor as JU hit more than 54.7 percent of its shots for the first time this season.

Joining Allen in double figures was the quartet of Lehmon Colbert (16), Jesse Kimbrough (12) along with Corey Claitt and Tyrone Curnell (10 apiece).

This week, the Dolphins travel to College Station, Texas to face nationally-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST.

Women's Basketball

Three Dolphins scored in double figures but the Yellow Jackets scored 52 second half points as the JU women's basketball team fell to Georgia Tech, 79-57, on Dec. 10 at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

JU (4-3) trailed by only three points at the break (27-24), stayed even in the rebounding battle (34-34) and shot 48 percent in the second half (14-29). Georgia Tech (5-3) was held to a season-low 27 points in the first half but shot 62 percent in the second frame (21-34) to pull away.

Junior forward Ashley Williams finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks to lead the Dolphins. Sophomore guard Virginia Gregoire added 14 points, including a career-high 4-of-8 effort from beyond the arc, and a team-high two steals. Sophomore guard Regina Omoite also tallied 12 points and a career-high eight rebounds to round out the Dolphins scorers in double digits. Freshman guard Teneshia Ruff scored her first collegiate basket with a layup in the second half.

The Dolphins travel on Wednesday to play Head Coach Jill Dunn's alma mater, Georgia Southern, at 7 p.m. before finishing with in-state rivial Bethune-Cookman on Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Women's Track and Field Sophomore Natasha Harvey won the 60-meter dash, while freshman Tiffany Bromfield placed first in the 60-meter hurdles to represent the defending Atlantic Sun Conference champions at the Yale Season Opener in their hometown on New Haven, Ct. on Dec. 9.

Harvey posted a 7.69 to place first in the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash before running a time of 7.72 in the finals to take the event. She also took second in the 200-meter dash (25.52) and recorded a personal best in the shot put with a 10.96m to finish eighth.

Bromfield, who joined JU after a successful career at Hill House High School, ran a time of 9.18 in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles. She took first in the finals with a mark of 9.24.

Bromfield finished ninth, behind Harvey, in the shot put with a 9.71m and ran a time of 27.70 in the 200-meter dash to place 15th.

After the holidays, the Dolphins will compete at the Florida Intercolliegate on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Gainesville, Fla.