Dolphins Post First Win In Program History

December 28, 1999

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Dolphins made history on Tuesday, December 28th as they posted the first victory ever in the history of women's basketball at Jacksonville (1-8). The Dolphins defeated Bethune-Cookman (5-5) by the score of 83-53 in the consolation game of the Holiday Inn Express Invitational hosted by SUNY Stony Brook.

Freshman guard Lexie Richards scored 14 first half points by kocking down four of the team's seven first half threes, and the Dolphins jumped out to a 39-16 lead at the break. The 23-point halftime lead was only the second halftime lead of the season for the Dolphins, both coming in the last three games. As a team, JU shot 53.6 % from the floor in the game's first 20 minutes, including 7-12 (58.3%) from beyond the arc.

With a large lead in hand, Jacksonville started the second half right where they left off in first, building their lead to 31 at 50-19 with 14:34 to play in the game. Bethune-Cookman got no closer than 26 the rest of the way and the Dolphins stretched their lead to as many at 34 (83-49) before posting the 30-point final margin of victory. Despite their largest offensive explossion of the season, it was defense that made the difference for the Dolphins as JU held the Lady Cats to just 15-75 (20.0%) from the floor, including 7-25 (28.0%) from beyond the arc.

Junior forward Angela Walker led the Dolphins in scoring with a career-high 21 points, making her the first 20-point scorer ever for the Dolphins. Walker added eight rebounds and four steals for the Dolphins. Classmate Pam Evans handled the boards for JU, garnering a career-high 12 rebounds to go with 11 points, recording the first double-double ever for JU. Richards finished with 16 points and sophomore Lana Labura added 11 points on 3-4 from the floor, including 3-3 from beyond the three-point line. All 10 Dolphins saw action and scored in the game.