Women's Hoops Drops Hard-Fought Contest To Samford, 52-48

Jan. 11, 2001

Box Score

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) posted her fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds, but it was not enough as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team dropped a heart-breaker to Trans America Athletic Conference foe Samford, 52-48, Thursday night in Seibert Hall.

Sungy connected on 6-of-11 shots from the field, and senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) had 12 points, but the Bulldogs hit their free throws down the stretch and held on for the hard-fought win.

The loss dropped JU to 4-9 on the year and 0-4 in the TAAC. Samford, meanwhile, improved to 4-10 overall and 3-2 in league play.

Samford's Cortney Moore had 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs as Giovanni Price and Aimee Cochran shared the team lead in points with 13 a piece. For the game, Samford outrebounded JU 49-38 and that was the difference as the Bulldogs had 13 second-chance points.

After Samford scored the first points, the Dolphin ran out to a 17-11 lead less than seven minutes into the game. But the Bulldogs would outscore JU 17-6 the rest of the half as Samford headed for the lockerroom at halftime leading 28-23.

The Dolphins cut the lead to two early in the second half when Lexie Richards drained a 3-pointer to make the score 34-32 with 15:06 left to play. Samford responded on the ensuing possession with a basket by Moore, but freshman forward Yolisha Jackson tied the score with 7:49 to play with a free throw to knot the score at 37.

That would be as close as JU would get to having a lead the rest of the way as Samford outscored the Dolphins 9-4 over the next four-plus minutes. JU fought hard in the final minutes, but the Bulldogs hit their free throws and held on for the win.

The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Jan. 13 when they travel to Jacksonville, Ala., to take on TAAC foe Jacksonville State at noon in the Pete Matthews Coliseum.