Women's Hoops Defeats Bethune-Cookman In Overtime, 69-66

Nov. 22, 2000

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Four Dolphin player scored in double-figures and sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) had a school-record 18 rebounds as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team defeated in-state rival Bethune-Cookman, 69-66, in overtime Wednesday night in Swisher Gymnasium.

Senior point guard Shannon Wynn (Wasilla, Alaska) tallied career highs in points with 19 and assists with seven to lead all players in both categories. Sungy, Lexie Richards (Mercer Island, Wash.) and Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) each scored 12 points in the win.

The 12-point, 18-rebound performance was the second double-double of the year for Sungy, as she also tallied three assists and one steal. With the victory, JU improved to 1-1 on the year. BCC, meanwhile, dropped to 0-1 on the season.

It appeared that Bethune-Cookman would exact a bit of revenge on the Dolphins after becoming JU's first-ever women's basketball victory - JU defeated Bethune-Cookman 83-53 back on Dec. 28, 1999 in the consolation game of the Holiday Inn Express Tournament in Stony Brook, N.Y. - as the Lady Wildcats held the lead for most of the game.

After jumping out to a 5-2 lead less than three minutes into the ballgame, JU trailed by as much as 10 points. But with 5:38 to play in regulation, Walker hit a layup after an offensive rebound to give JU a 50-49 lead. The Lady Wildcats retook the lead at 57-55 with less than 10 seconds to play, but Walker once again scored after an offensive rebound to send the game into overtime.

In the extra period, BCC drew first blood on a jumper by Dena Thomas. The Dolphins had an answer, however, as Richards drained a 3-pointer to give the Dolphins a 60-59 lead with 4:21 left to play. An offensive put-back by Lauren Forsthoff gave the Lady Wildcats a 62-61 lead on the ensuing possession, but Walker forced a turnover and nailed a jumper with three minutes to play to give JU the lead for good.

Exzavia Cunningham led BCC with 17 points while Forsthoff had 14 and Janice Haynes tallied 13. Forsthoff and Thomas shared team-high rebounding honors with seven each. The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Nov. 25 when they take on the Cadets of Army at 2 p.m. in Swisher Gymnasium.