JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's basketball team now has two players on its current roster welcomed to the 1,000 career point club. In the second quarter of Monday's 78-63 victory over Kennesaw State, Sherranda Reddick drained a three-pointer to achieve the milestone.
"It's a blessing and an honor to go down with the greats and to join my teammate in history," said Reddick.
"Sherranda is a special player," Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin added. "She's from Jacksonville, and has been able to show other players that they can stay home, have a dream and make history. We're proud of her."
Reddick became the eighth player in Dolphin history to eclipse 1,000 points and the second to do so this season. Jacksonville's senior captain Briona Brown recorded her 1,000th career point in the team's nonconference success over Savannah State.
With Monday's win over KSU, the Dolphins continued their unbeaten streak at Swisher Gymnasium, riding a nine-game winning spell that began with Kennesaw State in the 2014-15 Atlantic Sun Tournament quarterfinals.
Albany, Baylor, and South Carolina are the only other programs to have active home court winning streaks of nine or more games for both their men and women. Jacksonville's men's basketball team is also perfect at Swisher Gym with a 9-0 record.
Gordon and Mercer also nearly tabbed double-doubles with nine and eight rebounds, respectively.
Reddick swished a deep two-pointer for the first points of the game as the Dolphins went on to post a 10-2 run that was capped at the first media timeout (5:08). Jacksonville led by as much as 18 points, 32-14, in the opening half but carried a 36-24 edge at the break.
Reddick's go-ahead basket, a three-pointer with 1:53 to go before halftime, came in the midst of an Owl swing were they tabbed a 10-4 run.
Kennesaw closed the deficit to 10 points at the start of the third quarter but wouldn't creep any closer.
Continuing in its recent theme, Jacksonville outrebounded its opponent, 43-34, and forced 20 turnovers while only committing 10.
"We needed this type of challenge," said McCuin. "I thought the game was gritty. We couldn't put them away. They kept fighting back but I'm proud of the way we remained resilient and kept our composure.
Jacksonville (11-7, 3-0 A-Sun) hits the road for its next two contest. First, it visits USC Upstate on Saturday before facing the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Monday.