JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Highly efficient in its shooting effort, Jacksonville University's women's basketball team (6-4) went 55.7 percent from the floor en route to a 79-52 victory over Flagler College (3-2) Sunday afternoon. All 14 players on the JU roster appeared in the contest, and all but one recorded a point.
The shooting performance marked a season-high for the Dolphins who have a field goal percentage of 40-plus in five games this year. Kayla Gordon recorded a game-high 14 points, Jasmyn Brown added 13 and Alexis Burns chipped in with a career-high 10.
"I was excited about our approach today, after having a week off," said Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "Our ladies came out and competed. We have a lot of pieces and so right now, it's a discovery situation for my staff and I. We're going to continue to invest in the group as a whole, and hopefully help them mature so we can have that depth in March."
Jacksonville embarked on a 6-0 run to start Sunday's contest, but saw the advantage evened to an 11-all tie with 3:08 left in the quarter.
Pulling up from the top of the paint, Naqaiyyah Teague broke the stalemate on the Dolphins' next possession and the make catalyzed a 19-0 run. The Saints were held scoreless until the 4:38 mark of the second quarter, and entered halftime trailing, 45-22.
Twenty-four of the Dolphins' first half points were recorded on Flagler turnovers. The visitors committed 16 before the break and finished the afternoon with 27.
Focusing on finals, Jacksonville will have a week's rest from competition before taking on Bethune-Cookman Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m.