KENNESAW, Ga. – Jacksonville University's women's basketball team returned to the winning column Saturday with a 67-42 victory over Kennesaw State.
Snapping a three-game winless skid, the Dolphins improved to 15-10 overall and 7-3 in the Atlantic Sun.
Kimberly Dawkins grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
"This meant a lot for us," said Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "We know what we want to achieve, and the only way we could do that was by getting back to our game.
"When we defend, we win. Fortunately, tonight, we were able execute our defensive game plan for 40 minutes."
After relinquishing their first double-digit advantage, the Dolphins turned the corner for good at the 7:24 mark of the second quarter. The visitors led by as much as 17 in the opening half while limiting Kennesaw State to three field goals through 18 minutes.
Yielding six points in the final two minutes before the break, Jacksonville outscored the Owls, 16-7, in the second stanza to take a 31-17 edge at halftime.
Buie went off for nine points in the third quarter as the Dolphins jumped ahead by 20.
Jacksonville controlled the game across the board, outscoring the Owls in the paint, 30-28, off turnovers, 21-16, and on second chances, 16-7, while also possessing a 42-32 advantage on the boards.
The Dolphins return to action Monday with a 7:30 p.m. tilt at Lipscomb.
- Jacksonville hasn't dropped a game to KSU since the 2013-14 season, and are currently riding a six-game winning streak against the Owls
- Five of the Dolphins' conference victories have been decided by 20 or more points