SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2000
Women's Hoops Defeats College of Charleston, 75-67
Dec. 30, 2000
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) logged her fourth double-double of the year and senior point guard Shannon Wynn (Wasilla, Alaska) dished out a school-record 12 assists as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team defeated the College of Charleston, 75-67, Saturday evening in Swisher Gymnasium.
The win gave JU head coach Melissa Taketa Division I career victory No. 150 as the Dolphins improve to 4-6 on the year and earned their second-consecutive victory. College of Charleston, meanwhile, fell to 6-5.
Sungy had a career-high 19 points to go along with a game-high 15 rebounds as the Dolphins shot 51.8 percent from the field (29-of-56). She led three JU players with double-figure scoring totals by going 6-for-9 from the field (66.7 percent) and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Sophomore guard Lexie Richards (Mercer Island, Wash.) had 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) had 14 on 7-of-11 shooting (63.6 percent).
The Dolphins also outrebounded the Cougars 45-33. Sungy led the way on the glass while sophomore post player Milica Miljkovic (Kikinda, Yugoslavia) had a season-high eight rebounds and freshman forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) had seven.
JU drew first blood when Walker hit a layup 1:33 into the ballgame before the College of Charleston went on a 5-0 run for a 5-2 lead with 17:12 to play in the first half. The Dolphins came right back, though, on back-to-back layups by Miljkovic and Sungy to give JU a 6-5 lead that it would never relinquish.
The Dolphins ran out to an 11-point lead at 19-8 with 9:19 to go in the period, and JU would eventually take a 34-23 lead into the lockerroom at halftime. It was the first time all season that the Dolphins led at the break.
The club continued to shoot the ball well in the early goings of the second half, and JU held a 17-point lead with a 54-37 advantage with 10:32 left to play. The Cougars would not go away quietly, though, and went on an 18-2 run to cut the lead to just one at 56-55 with 5:46 to go. JU responded, however, with a 3-pointer by Richards and layup by Walker to bolster the lead back to six.
College of Charleston cut the lead to two at 61-59 with 3:40 to play on a pair of free throws by Brittney Scarberry, but that is as close as the Cougars could get. The Dolphins answered with three straight baskets to increase their lead to eight, and would hit their free throws down the stretch en route to the win.
Becky Wollenberg led the Cougars with a career-high 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting, and Scarberry tallied 18 from off the bench for the College of Charleston. Scarberry led the club with seven rebounds.
The Dolphins return to action on Thursday, Jan. 4 when they get back into Trans America Athletic Conference action against defending regular-season champion Georgia State at 7 p.m.
2000-01 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL