Basketball Falls To Hot-Shooting Troy, 87-76

Jan. 5, 2005

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU sophomore forward Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) posted his second straight double-double with a career-best 26 points and 21 rebounds, but Troy bombarded the Dolphins with 15 three-pointers and pulled away late for an 87-76 victory Wednesday night at Swisher Gymnasium. JU (5-6, 1-3 A-Sun) committed 20 turnovers which led to 23 Trojans points, and hit just 15-of-30 free throws.

Jacob Hazouri scored a career-best 29 points (7-13 3FG) and Eddie Baker had a career-best 28 (4-4 3FG) to lead Troy (3-9, 1-2 A-Sun), which hit 11-of-25 treys in the first half. Corey Hornsby added 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Trojans. Troy's 15 three's are the most against JU this season and the most the Dolphins have allowed since the Trojans hit 18 in the 2003-04 regular-season finale. Hazouri and Baker combined for 36 first-half points.

JU used an 11-6 run to erase a five-point halftime deficit and tie the game at 57-57 with 14:52 remaining in the second half. Junior forward Antonio Cool (Chicago Heights, Ill.) hit a pair of three-pointers and then tied the game with an emphatic slam after breaking Troy's full-court press. With the game tied at 59-59, Hazouri hit a three to spark a 15-2 Trojan run and give Troy a 74-61 advantage with 7:41 to play in the game. The Dolphins never got closer than eight the rest of the way.

Quaintance, who has scored 37 points and pulled down 37 rebounds in the last two games, grabbed the most rebounds for a JU player since Willie Fisher had 27 boards against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 4, 1993. He had 14 points and 11 rebounds by halftime. Cool added 14 for the Dolphins but shot just 5-of-15 from the field, while junior point guard Jesse Kimbrough (Mexia, Texas) came off the bench to score 12 points and grab six rebounds in 23 minutes. JU hit just 5-of-18 three-pointers, including 3-of-12 in the first half.

The Dolphins return to action on Sunday, Jan. 9 at UCF at 2 p.m.