SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2001
Women's Hoops Falls At Jacksonville State, 64-53

Jan. 13, 2001

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - Sophomore shooting guard Lexie Richards (Mercer Island, Wash.) had 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and senior point guard Shannon Wynn (Wasilla, Alaska) had a career-high seven rebounds, but it was not enough as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team fell to Trans America Athletic Conference foe Jacksonville State, 64-53, Saturday afternoon at the Pete Matthews Colliseum.

The Lady Gamecocks used a barrage of 3-pointers to do in the Dolphins, sinking nine of 25 attempts during the game. JSU outrebounded the Dolphins 36-30 and turned 15 offensive rebounds into a game-deciding 14 second-chance points.

The Dolphins fall to 4-10 on the year and 0-5 in the TAAC while Jacksonville State improved to 5-10 overall and 3-3 in league action.

Senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) had 15 points and six rebounds and freshman forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) had 13 points and five boards in the loss. For the game, JU outshot the Lady Gamecocks, 41.7 percent to 41.4, but the JSU defense held the Dolphins to just six points in the final 8:30 of the contest.

It was a series of runs in the first half as Jacksonville State ran out to an early 4-1 lead. JU went on a 14-3 lead over the next 6:22 to take a 15-7 lead with 9:42 to play in the first half. JSU cut the lead to 15-13 with back-to-back baskets by Amanda Gallagher, but JU jumped out to a 10-point lead courtesy of a 7-0 run to put the Dolphins up 22-13 with 3:24 to go in the half.

The two teams traded baskets, but the Lady Gamecocks went on a 10-0 run to take a 23-22 lead with 35 second to go in the half. A layup by Jackson on the ensuing possession to retake a 24-23 lead, but Amanda Tyus drilled a 3-pointer with six seconds left in the period and Jacksonville State went into the lockerroom at halftime leading 26-24.

It was a back-and-forth battle early in the second half as the two teams stayed within five points of each other for the first 7:30 of the period. JU cut the lead to two on a four occasions in the second half, and eventually took the lead , 41-40, on a pair of free throws by Jackson with 11:40 to play. The two teams traded baskets, but Jacksonville State outscored the Dolphins 24-12 the rest of the way to earn the victory.

Amanda Tyus and Kelly Nye shared the Lady Gamecock lead in the scoring column with 15 each, while Laura Baswell had 12 and Gallagher finished with 10. Donyale Calhoun paced the club in rebounds with six.

The Dolphins return to action on Thursday, Jan. 18 when they take on TAAC foe UCF at 7 p.m. in the friendly confines of Swisher Gymnasium.