MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2000
Women's Hoops Falls To Norrkoping In Final Exhibition, 91-65
Nov. 13, 2000
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) and sophomore post player Milica Miljkovic (Kikinda, Yugoslavia) each scored in double figures, but it was not enough to overcome poor shooting as a team as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team dropped its final exhibition game, 91-65, to the Norrkoping Flamingos Monday night in Swisher Gymnasium.
Walker scored 16 points and Miljkovic had 10, but the Dolphins were inconsistent from the field with a 32.3 field goal percentage on 21-of-65 shooting. Norrkoping, meanwhile, converted 54.8 percent of its shots from the field (34-of-62), including an 18-of-31 performance in the second half (58.1).
The Flamingos jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, and led by as many as 15 points with 9:12 left to play in the first half. JU would settle down, however, and steadily climbed back into the game. The Dolphins cut the lead to single digits at the 5:46 mark on a layup by Kami Hatcher (Westminster, Colo.) and JU trailed by only three at halftime, 40-37.
The Dolphins kept it close in the opening minutes of the second stanza, but Norrkoping went on a 17-2 run midway through the half and never looked back. The Flamingos led by as many as 33 with 2:08 left to play, but JU went on a 7-0 run to end the game.
Johanna Axelsson led four Flamingos in double-figures with 21 points. Anna Bjallmark scored 18, Lisa Ericson tallied 11, and Josefine Sorensen had a double-double with 10 points and 12 assists.
The Dolphins tip off their regular season on Saturday, Nov. 18 when they take on the Wildcats of Davidson College at 5 p.m. in Swisher Gymnasium. The game will be the second contest of a JU triple-header as the football team plays Monmouth at 1 p.m. at D.B. Milne Field and the men's basketball team plays host to Coastal Carolina at 7:30 p.m. in Swisher.
2000-01 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL