Bench Provides Assist in Webber Win

Bench Provides Assist in Webber Win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University women's basketball team (4-2) concluded the Fairfield Inn Thanksgiving Classic Saturday with a 64-43 victory over Webber International. Twelve Dolphins appeared in the contest with all but one scoring a point.  

"We have depth, and it was very important to give the bench some opportunities to get some shots and playing time," said Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "Now, we'll prepare for a good team in Florida."

Jacksonville paced the Warriors from start to finish.

The visitors were limited to just five points in the opening quarter, and doubled the effort to 10 in the second to enter halftime trailing, 37-15.

In its largest quarter total, Webber outscored the Dolphins, 18-10, in the third to pull as close as 14. The 47-33 difference marked its closest deficit of the second half.

Cruising to its third straight win, Jacksonville's defensive pressure held Webber without a field goal until the three-minute mark of the fourth stanza.  

Kayla Gordon finished the evening with 11 points and five rebounds, while Jasmyn Brown added 10 and eight and Khadijah Brown 10 and seven, respectively. Trudy Walker came off of the bench to record a career-high eight points and seven rebounds in 12 minutes of action.

The Dolphins' bench accounted for 25 points, 21 of the team's 52 rebounds, and seven steals.

Jacksonville returns to action Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest at Florida.