Jacksonville women's basketball's Johné Stewart has been named the ASUN Freshman of the Week for her effort in the Dolphins' three games last week. She's the first to win the award in program history. Stewart was instrumental in Jacksonville's 68-58 win over Charleston Southern yesterday, and scored eight points in the most crucial minutes of Saturday's game with Old Dominion.
Stewart entered the Buccaneer Classic this past weekend having only played 22 minutes of collegiate basketball, and had just two points to show for it. In the two games the Dolphins played over the weekend the freshman totaled 28 points, two rebounds, two steals, and an assist in just 30 minutes of play.
In Jacksonville's first game of the weekend against Old Dominion, Stewart had only seen two minutes of play before subbing into the game with 3.7 seconds left and her team down three. Stewart received the inbound pass and bolted up the court. Unable to setup any kind of play, Stewart heaved the ball from 35 feet out just before the final buzzer rang. The shot sailed through the hoop, giving Jacksonville life once more. Stewart also scored the first five points of overtime.
The very next day, the Memphis, Tenn. native earned far more playing time, seeing 24 minutes of action and having herself a career day. Stewart led all scorers with 18 points, 10 of which came in a 3:20 span to end the third quarter. Stewart also recorded two steals in the win.
Jacksonville has now won two of their last three games, all of which were on the road. They return home Wednesday, Nov. 28 to face Bethune-Cookman.