Missed Free Throws Haunt JU As Dolphin Comeback Falls Just Short

February 3, 2000

Jacksonville, Fla. - A second half Jacksonville (3-15) rally fell just short as the Dolphins dropped a 57-54 decision to Wofford (8-12) in women's basketball Thursday night. The loss by the Dolphins broke a two game home winning streak that included conference wins over UCF and Stetson.

After trailing 28-24 at the half, and 41-29 with 15:07 to play in the game, Jacksonville used a 25-14 run to close the gap to one at 55-54 with 1:53 to play in the game. However, the Dolphins were unable to take the lead as two Wofford free throws stretched the lady Terrier margin to three at 57-54 with 1:24 left in the game. JU had three possessions in the game's final 84 seconds, including a three point attempt at the buzzer by freshman Kelly Stevenson, but they were unable to score again as Wofford hung on for the victory.

Leading the way for the Dolphins was junior Angela Walker with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three steals, all team-highs. Walker also led JU with three baskets from beyond the arc in five attempts. Freshman Milica Miljkovic joined Walker in double-figures with 11 points, hitting all five attempts at the line and 3-5 from the floor. As a team, the Dolphins hit just 12-22 (54.5%) at the line, including 0-4 in the game's final five minutes, and were outrebounded 39-28.

Cathey Franks led Wofford with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Stephanie Adelaine added 10 points and five rebounds off the Lady Terrier bench. Wofford used 17 offensive rebounds to off-set their 22-54 (40.7%) shooting performance from the floor, while hitting 10-16 (62.5%) at the line, 3-4 in the game's final two minutes.

The Dolphins will return to action Saturday, February 5th at 4:00 when they take on TAAC rival Stetson on the road.