THURSDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2000
Women's Hoops Falls At South Florida, 64-49
Dec. 7, 2000
TAMPA, Fla. - Senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) and sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) each tallied double-digit point totals, but it was not enough as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team fell to South Florida, 64-49, Thursday night at the USF Sun Dome.
Walker had 11 points and Sungy tallied 10 while Walker and freshman forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) each grabbed seven rebounds, but the Dolphins did not have an answer for USF's Aiya Shepard who scored a game-high 21 points. Jackson also tallied six points and three steals.
JU played well in the second half, shooting 44.4 percent from the field and holding USF to a .259 clip in the second stanza. The Bulls, however, were able to capitalize on a big first half lead that saw USF hold a 35-19 advantage at the break.
USF led 37-21 less than a minute into the second period, but the Dolphins went on a 13-7 run to cut the lead to eight with 14:38 left in regulation. JU cut the lead to eight again about a minute later, but that was as close as the Dolphins could get.
One big difference in the game was free throw shooting. While JU shot a season-high 70 percent from the stripe, the Dolphins only had 11 attempts. USF, meanwhile, went to the free throw line 30 times, and converted 21 of their opportunities (81.8 percent).
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Dec.16 when they open Trans America Athletic Conference play against Stetson at 2 p.m. in Swisher Gymnasium.
2000-01 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL