WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
Men's Basketball Stifles Stetson, 70-58
Jan. 26, 2005
DeLand, Fla. - Junior forward Antonio Cool (Chicago Heights, Ill.) scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior guards B.J. Surry (Independence, Mo.) and Jesse Kimbrough (Mexia, Texas) each scored 15 as the Dolphins gave head coach Hugh Durham his 100th win at JU with a 70-58 victory over rival Stetson Wednesday night at the Edmunds Center. It's the fifth win in the last six games for JU (10-8, 6-5 A-Sun), which won its 12th straight game when holding opponents under 60 points. The Dolphins out-rebounded the Hatters, 42-26, and limited Stetson (7-11, 5-6 A-Sun) to just 34 percent shooting from the field, including 3-of-16 from three-point range.
Sophomore forward Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) added nine points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks, while sophomore center Ljubisa Vrcelj (Windsor, Ontario) scored a season-high nine points and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. JU shot 51 percent and dished out 18 assists on 25 baskets. Surry hit 3-of-6 three-pointers in his first start of the season. Kimbrough made 9-of-11 free throws in the second half to extend the Dolphin lead, as JU held off a Stetson rally by limiting the Hatters to no field goals for nearly nine minutes down the stretch.
JU led 32-22 at the half following a 10-0 run to end the period. Stetson pulled within four with 7:38 to play, but the Dolphins kept hitting free throws and hitting the boards. The Hatters out-rebounded JU by 15 in the first meeting this season.
Durham becomes just the second coach in JU history to win 100 games and moves within eight wins of becoming the Dolphins' all-time winningest coach.
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