Basketball Cruises Past Savannah State, 84-62

Dec. 11, 2004

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior point guard Jesse Kimbrough (Mexia, Texas) had a career-best 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead four Dolphins in double figures as JU cruised past Savannah State, 84-62, in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins (4-2), who played without all-conference forward Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) for the second time this season because of an injured hand, improved to 10-0 all-time against Savannah State.

Junior guard David Lee (Columbus, Ga.) added a season-best 18 points and six rebounds for JU, which out-rebounded the Tigers, 41-35, and forced 21 turnovers. The Dolphins limited Savannah State to just 37 percent shooting for the game, including 1-of-13 from three-point range. Junior forward Joey Robinson (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and junior guard B.J. Surry (Independence, Mo.) each scored 11, while sophomore center Ljubisa Vrcelj (Windsor, Ontario) added a season-best eight points and eight rebounds in a career-high 25 minutes. Junior forward Mario Brown (Memphis, Tenn.) came off the bench to contribute eight points, six rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes.

The Dolphins sprinted out to a 43-21 halftime lead by limiting Savannah State to just 8-of-30 shooting, while scoring 11 points off 12 Tiger turnovers in the first half. JU shot 55 percent in the first half, including three treys. The Dolphins built their lead to as much as 26 early in the second half and played all 12 players who dressed for the game. Ten different Dolphins scored in the game, including the first career points for walk-ons Sheldon Hudson (Stamford, Conn.) and Jason Prince (Margate, Fla.). Freshman Brad Larson (Orlando, Fla.) also pulled down three rebounds in a career-high 10 minutes.

Sherrard Reddick had 15 points and six rebounds to lead Savannah State, while Donald Carson and Mark Williams each scored 10.

JU returns to action next Sunday, December 19th at Tennessee Tech at 4:30 p.m. in Cookeville, Tenn.