Basketball Keeps Streak Alive With 61-57 Win at Campbell

Jan. 20, 2005

Box Score

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - For the fourth consecutive game, JU overcame a large second-half deficit as the Dolphins improved their season-best win streak to four games with a 61-57 win over Campbell Thursday night at Carter Gymnasium. It's the longest win streak since 2001-02 for JU (9-7, 5-4 A-Sun), which vaulted to third in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings with one game remaining in the first half of the conference season. The Dolphins face the league's top team, Gardner-Webb (10-6, 7-2 A-Sun), Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Boiling Springs, N.C.

Antonio Cool (Chicago Heights, Ill.) and David Lee (Columbus, Ga.) each scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Dolphins, who shot just 3-of-15 from outside the arc and 10-of-24 from the free throw line. Lee also added five assists and three of the Dolphins' 13 steals as JU scored 19 points off 19 Campbell (2-13, 0-8 A-Sun) turnovers. The Dolphins committed a season-low 12 turnovers, including just four in the second half, and limited the Camels to just 5-of-22 shooting from three-point range.

JU trailed 29-23 at the break after scoring a season-low 23 first-half points, despite leading by seven early in the game. Cool scored 11 of his 13 in the first half as the Dolphins overcame eight turnovers and 1-of-8 shooting from the line. The Camels extended the lead to 45-35 with 10 minutes to play in the game, but junior point guard Jesse Kimbrough (Mexia, Texas) sparked a 20-3 run with a consecutive lay-ups. Aubrey Conerly (Calumet, Ill.) added a three during the surge as the Dolphins took a 55-48 lead on a Kimbrough jumper with 2:20 to play in the game.

Conerly finished with 12 points and three steals in 18 minutes off the bench before fouling out, while Kimbrough scored nine, grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals. Sophomore forward Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) added seven points, five rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

The Dolphins have now won 10 straight when holding opponents under 60 points. Maurice Latham paced Campbell with 15 points and 12 rebounds.