JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pair of ASUN Conference opponents come to town as Jacksonville University women's basketball plays host to Lipscomb and Kennesaw State this weekend, beginning with the Bisons on Saturday, Jan. 13 and the Owls on Monday, Jan. 15. Tip-off for both games is slated for 1:00 p.m.
JU's Last Outing
Making history – that's what Brandi Buie and Kayla Gordon did Saturday afternoon as the senior duo both hit the 1,000-point mark en route to a 70-48 victory against Lipscomb at Swisher Gym to remain undefeated in ASUN Conference action. The pair join just six other Dolphins to reach the 1,000-point milestone in program history.
Buie recorded her first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Gordon added seven points, seven rebounds, and a pair of steals.
Jasmyn Brown's 11 fourth-quarter points propelled a 25-point outburst by the Dolphins (12-5, 2-0 ASUN) to put the game out of reach in the waning minutes. Jasmyn Brown led all scorers with 22 points behind four three-pointers, while Shakayla Nevitt added a double-digit performance with 10 points.
Senior captains Brandi Buie and Kayla Gordon wrote their names in Dolphin program history after the pair both scored their 1,000th career point Jan. 13 against Lipscomb. Buie and Gordon join just six other Dolphins to reach the 1K milestone.
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.
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
Ten Non-Conference Wins
After setting the program record for single-season non-conference victories last year, the Dolphins have once again crossed the double-digit win threshold prior to the start of league play. Continuing the trend, four of Jacksonville's victories came against first-time opponents in Iona (Nov. 13), Monmouth (Nov. 24), Webber International (Nov. 25), and Flagler (Dec. 10).
Last season's Dolphins rewrote the program's record books with 11 non-conference victories, and tied the single-season win record – first set in 2007-08 – with an overall record of 23-9.
Scouting the Opposition – Kennesaw State
The Owls are 4-8 on the year and 0-1 in ASUN play heading into the weekend. KSU fell in its ASUN opener as a pair of free throws in the waning seconds lifted Lipscomb over the Owls, 64-62.
Scoring Leader | Kamiyah Street (16.5 PPG) … Street leads the league with 2.8 steals per game and is second in PPG … Her 36.8 minutes per game also lead the ASUN
Rebounding Leader | Alexis Poole (8.2 RPG) … Poole ranks third in the ASUN in RPG … Also ranks seventh in the league with 0.9 blocks per game
Series History with the Owls
The Dolphins have won the last nine meetings between the teams and lead 17-7 in the all-time series. The last five games at Swisher Gym have also fallen in Jacksonville's favor.
No Ceilings Podcast
Be sure to check out this week's #NoCeilings podcast as Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin addresses the Dolphins' ASUN opening win at UNF, the continued growth of the team, what is most special about returning home this weekend, motherhood affecting coaching & more.
The Dolphins hit the road for a three-game road swing with matchups at NJIT (Jan. 20), USC Upstate (Jan. 22), and Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 27).