SATURDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2000
Women's Hoops Downs High Point, 60-57, in Triad Classic
Dec. 2, 2000
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Freshman forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) had 13 points and eight rebounds and senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) had a double-double as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team defeated High Point, 60-57, Saturday afternoon at the Millis Athletic Center.
Jackson earned game Most Valuable Player honors after connecting on 4-of-7 shots from the field and 5-of-8 opportunities from the free throw line. Walker, meanwhile, scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.
With the win, JU improves to 2-2 on the year and can eclipse the .500 mark for the first time in school history with a win tomorrow in the final game of the Triad Classic against Elon College. High Point, meanwhile, falls to 3-4.
Trailing 27-24 at halftime and 51-42 with 7:59 left to play, JU stormed back with a 15-6 run to end the game. In the second half, the Dolphins shot 55.6 percent from the field and turned the ball over just four times en route to the win.
Down by as many as 10 points in the second half, the Dolphins picked up their defensive intensity and forced High Point into some mistakes to change momentum. The run began with a 3-pointer from Wynn with 7:49 to play, and JU cut the lead to two with baskets by Sungy, Miljkovic and Jackson.
High Point's Gina Rosser bumped the lead back to four (55-51) with a jumper at the 4:18 mark, but a 3-pointer by Walker on the ensuing possession kept the rally alive for JU.
The Dolphins took their first lead of the second half and first since the 5:54 mark in the first half when a layup by Walker made it 56-55 in favor of JU with just 3:48 left to play. The Panthers tied it up and took a one-point lead on a pair of free throws from Debbie Ruiz, but that would be the final points High Point would score.
Freshman point guard Ehu Maha'a (Orlando, Fla.) gave JU the lead it would not relinquish on the next Dolphin possession with a slashing move to the basket, and Jackson provided the final points with a jumper with 1:45 to play.
The Panthers had a couple of chances to tie the score but Mary Brewer's 3-point attempt as the final buzzer sounded was off the mark and the Dolphin celebration began.
Debbie Ruiz led High Point with 15 points while Narelle Henry had 12 and Brewer tallied 10. Deidra Cotilla paced the club with seven rebounds.
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