THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004
Basketball Comes From Behind To Beat Lipscomb, 71-66
Feb. 19, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) posted his seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds as JU erased a 13-point, second-half deficit in a 71-66 win over Lipscomb Thursday night at Swisher Gymnasium. It's the seventh win in the last nine games for the Dolphins, who improved to 13-12 overall, 8-10 in the Atlantic Sun, while moving past Mercer for sixth-place in the conference standings, just a game back of fifth-place Stetson. It is also the fifth time this season JU has won after trailing by double digits in the second half.
Aubrey Conerly (Calumet, Ill.) and David Lee (Columbus, Ga.) each added 14 points, while senior forward Nolan McBride (Hartford, Conn.) continued his hot play with eight points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks. The Dolphins shot 18-of-22 from the line and outrebounded Lipscomb (7-18, 4-13 A-Sun), 41-30. JU also forced 19 turnovers and limited the Bisons to just 3-of-15 shooting from outside the arc.
JU trailed 49-36 with 13:52 to play in the game, but Quaintance scored seven straight points to get JU within six. The Dolphins got as close as one at 53-52 at the 8:41 mark, but did not take their first lead until Lee hit a pair of free throws to give JU a 62-60 lead with 4:20 to play. Brian Fisk scored four straight points, including a steal and lay-up in transition, to give Lipscomb a 66-63 lead with 2:46 to play. Conerly tied the game with a three and Lee scored on a driving lay-up to give JU the lead for good, 68-66, with 45 seconds remaining.
The Dolphins shot just 28 percent in the first half, including 3-of-16 from outside the arc as Lipscomb opened up a 35-27 halftime lead. Senior forward Chad Hartman hit 8-of-8 shots to lead the Bisons with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Jason Jackson had 14 and Fisk scored eight, while handing out six assists. JU held Lipscomb's second-leading scorer, James Poindexter, to just three points and 0-of-6 shooting.
JU returns to action on Saturday against Belmont (18-6, 13-4 A-Sun) at Swisher Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
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