Dolphins Ring in New Year at Swisher

Dolphins Ring in New Year at Swisher

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ringing in the New Year with its return to Historic Swisher Gymnasium, Jacksonville University women's basketball plays host to Savannah State in its final non-conference match up of the season Sunday, Dec. 31 at 2:00 p.m.

JU's Last Outing
Proving why it's the top defensive team in the ASUN Conference, Jacksonville University women's basketball held No. 13/13 Florida State to its lowest point production against an ASUN team this season in an 82-50 decision on Dec. 28.

In their season-opener, the Seminoles defeated North Florida 109-51 and on Dec. 7, they recorded an 84-39 victory over Stetson.

Jasmyn Brown paced the Dolphins' offense with a team-high 12 points, while Kayla Gordon worked the boards with a game-high nine rebounds. Brandi Buie added eight points and La'Karis Salter chipped in with seven off the bench.

Milestone Tracker
Two Dolphins are on pace to score their 1,000th career points this season, in senior captains Brandi Buie and Kayla Gordon. Gordon currently sits at 972 points and Buie has 969.

The last time Jacksonville welcomed two players to the 1K club in a single season was in the 2015-16 campaign (Briona Brown & Sherranda Reddick).

Brown currently ranks fourth all-time in points and is the older sister of captain Jasmyn Brown. Reddick graduated a year ago, and is the Dolphins' all-time leading scorer.

Double Down
Senior captain Kayla Gordon has 25 career double-doubles to her credit, and earned her first of the 2017-18 season at Nicholls State with 13 rebounds and 11 points.

2014-15 | 5 DD
2015-16 | 7 DD
2016-17 | 8 DD
2017-18 | 5 DD

Scouting the Opposition
Savannah State currently holds a 2-8 record on the season, with wins against LaGrange (Nov. 11) and Georgia Southern (Nov. 29).

Scoring Leader | Kaylee Allen (12.5.3 PPG) … Allen and Donasia Scott are scoring in double figures
Rebounding Leader | Alexxus Sowell (7.9 RPG)

Series History
Jacksonville leads the all-time series, 7-2, with victories in the last four meeting between the teams. The Dolphins are also 4-0 when playing the Tigers at home.

Next Up
The Dolphins open ASUN play when they head across town to take on North Florida on Saturday, Jan. 6. Tip-off for the River City Rumble is slated for 2:00 p.m.