WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 03, 2001
Women's Basketball Notes For Georgia State
Jan. 3, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Back-To-Back....To Back?: While the Dolphins currently ride the wake of a two-game winning streak with victories over Winthrop (57-52 on Dec. 28) and the College of Charleston (75-67 on Dec. 30), JU has never won three games in a row.
Last week's consecutive victories marked just the second time the club won back-to-back games. Last season, JU defeated Stetson in DeLand, Fla., 79-63, on Feb. 5, 2000, and followed it up with a 57-53 win over Mercer in Swisher Gymnasium on Feb. 10. The next time out, however, the Dolphins fell to Troy State, 63-54, at home on Feb. 12.
So as the women's team continues to make history in its second season, this could be just one more accomplishment the Dolphins could claim as they continue to make waves in 2001.
Familiar Faces: When JU and Georgia State tip off tonight, a couple of familiar faces will be returning to their home state as the Lady Panthers have two players from the Sunshine State on their roster.
Senior guard Alicia Doherty is a native of Riviera Beach (near West Palm Beach) while sophomore post player Yvette Tisdale calls Jacksonville home. Doherty, who attended Suncoast High, averages 3.6 points and 1.6 rebounds a game to go along with a 1.57 assist-to-turnover ratio. Tisdale, a graduate of Arlington County High, is seventh on the club with 5.9 points per game and ranks third in rebounds with 53 for a 5.3 rpg average.
Who's It Going To Be Tonight?: In each of JU's 10 games during the 2000-01 season, no one player has led the team or tied for the team lead in scoring in consecutive games. This only begs the question "Who is it going to be tonight?"
If history continues to repeat itself, odds are it will not be sophomore post player Kat Sungy who led the Dolphins in their 75-67 win over the College of Charleston last Saturday night with a career-high 19 points. Sungy led the club in scoring twice along with freshman forward Yolisha Jackson and senior point guard Shannon Wynn. Sophomore guard Lexie Richards led the club once and tied for the team lead with senior forward Angela Walker once. Walker has led the team in scoring twice and tied for the team lead once.
Things are not the same in rebounding, however, where Sungy has dominated. Sungy has led or tied for the team lead in karooms eight times, including a JU record 18 boards in the Dolphins' 69-66 overtime win over Bethune-Cookman College back on Nov. 22.
Heating Up: In the past two games, sophomore shooting guard Lexie Richards has been on fire from beyond the 3-point arc. Since the Christmas break, Richards is 11-of 23 from 3-point land for an impressive 47.8 shooting percentage. For the year, she has 32 made baskets, including 23 treys. She ranks ninth in the TAAC in 3-point field goal percentage with a .329 clip and paces the league in 3-point field goals made with a 2.30 average.
Knowing What It Takes To Wynn: While playing a full season at point guard for the first time in career, senior Shannon Wynn has done an admirable job.
In just 10 games this year, Wynn has already surpassed her assist total from a year ago (39) with 49 and ranks second in the TAAC in assists per game with a 4.90 average. Included in that total is a school-record performance against College of Charleston (12-30-00) when she dished out 12 assists.
He points are up from last season, averaging 8.4 (84 points) after totalling just 117 (4.9 ppg) in 1999-2000. She ranks third in the league in 3-point field goal percentage with a 42.9 clip on 18-of-42 shooting and is tied for fifth in 3-point field goals made with a 1.80 average.
Kat Calls: Sophomore post player Kat Sungy has had an unbelievable start to her second year as a collegiate athlete. As a freshman, Sungy averaged 6.2 points and 4.96 rebounds per outing. While these numbers are respectable for a true freshman playing with a first-year program, they are light years away from her performance so far this season.
In the first 10 games of the 2000-01 season, Sungy leads the team and the TAAC with 9.4 rebounds, including a TAAC-best 5.80 offensive rebounds per game, while pacing the team in scoring with an 11.0 average. After never having posted a double-double in her first season, she already has four this season.
She has posted career-highs in points with 19 vs. College of Charleston (12-30-00), rebounds with 18 vs. Bethune-Cookman (11-22-00), steals with 5 vs. C of C and minutes with 42 against BCC (11-22-00). She has also matched her career-highs in assists with 3 against BCC and Army (11-25-00) and blocks with one against three opponents.
Sungy has also made plenty of room for herself in the JU record book. Her 18 boards against the Lady Wildcats broke the former mark of 13 set by Angela Walker and Milica Miljkovic last season. She also set the offensive rebounding record with 8 vs. Army, and the defensive rebound record with 14 against the College of Charleston.
Seeing Double...Again: Four the fourth time during the 2000-01 season, sophomore post player Kat Sungy has posted a double-double in points and rebounds. With a career-high 19 points to go along with 15 rebounds against the College of Charleston last Saturday, Sungy gives JU its fifth double-double of the season. If she had tallied two more points against Army, two more rebounds against Stetson and three more boards vs. Winthrop, Sungy could have seven double-doubles on the year.
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