Women's Hoops Comes Up Short Against Army, 63-57

Nov. 25, 2000

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) and sophomore guard Lexie Richards (Mercer Island, Wash.) each scored 11 points, but it was not enough as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought contest to Army, 63-57, Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gymnasium.

Richards drilled 3-of-6 shots from beyond the 3-point arc, and sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) had a game-high 13 rebounds, but poor shooting from the field and the free throw line spelled doom for the Dolphins.

The Dolphins (1-2) shot just 34.9 percent from the field on 22-of-63 shooting, and converted just 50 percent of their free throw opportunities (7-of-14). The Black Knights (4-0), meanwhile, shot .469 from the field (23-of-49) and 84.2 percent from the charity stripe.

Army jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and led for most of the first half. JU took its only lead of the game at the 10:13 mark on a 3-pointer by Jennifer Bergfield (Double Oak, Texas) to make it 12-10. But the Black Knight defense held the Dolphins scoreless over the next six minutes, and the lead swelled to 10 as Army held a 24-14 advantage with 4:27 left to play in the first half. The Dolphin offense woke up, however, and JU cut the lead to four as Army went into the halftime lockerroom with a 29-25 lead.

JU continued to cut into the lead in the second half, trailing by one at 10:20 to play with the score 38-37 and then knotting the score at 42 with 8:10 left to play. The Dolphins never could take the lead however, as Army made some key baskets and hit their free throws down the stretch to hang on for the win.

Therese Kelley led Army with a game-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field while going 6-for-7 from the free throw line. Dawn Halfaker paced the team in rebounds with six while Halaevalu Helu and Katie Macfarlane each had five.

The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Dec. 2 when they travel to North Carolina to take on High Point at 3 p.m. at the Millis Athletic Center. JU stays in North Carolina on Sunday when the Dolphins take on Elon College at 3 p.m.