THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2001
Trio of Sungy, Walker and Wynn Lead Dolphins Past UCF, 66-62
Jan. 18, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University's trio of sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.), senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) and senior point guard Shannon Wynn (Wasilla, Alaska) combined for 42 points as the Dolphins defeated Trans America Athletic Conference foe UCF, 66-62, Thursday night in Swisher Gymnasium.
Sungy led all players with 16 points followed by Wynn's 15 and Walker's 11. Sungy and Walker tied for game-high rebounding honors with eight each, and Wynn broke the JU single-season assist record with seven dishes against UCF to give her 76 on the year.
With the win, JU snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up its first win in league play. The Dolphins are now 5-10 overall and 1-5 in the TAAC while UCF fell to 6-9 on the year and 4-2 in conference action. The win also kept JU's undefeated record against the Golden Knights in check as the Dolphins are now 3-0 lifetime against UCF.
UCF lead 6-4 less than three minutes into the ballgame, but that would be the last time the Golden Knights led on the evening. The Dolphins took the lead on a jumper by Wynn two possession later, and kept the lead around three for much of the first half. JU's largest lead of the period came on the final basket before the break, a layup by Sungy with six seconds to play, to give the Dolphins a 29-23 lead going into the lockerroom.
JU jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the second half as the Dolphins led 33-23 with 18:44 to play, but UCF went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to one less than 2:30 later. JU responded with a 6-0 run to take a seven-point advantage, and led 64-56 with 3:42 left to play.
UCF rallied with a 3-pointer by Lanetra Cooks, a free throw by LaToya Graham and a pair of shots from the charity stripe by Khalieh Guillory to cut the lead to just two with 1:15 to play as JU clung to a 64-62 advantage. But that would be the last time UCF would score and the Dolphins held on for the win.
Graham led UCF with 14 points while Marvelous Washington and Cooks each scored 11. Washington and Guillory tied for team-high rebounding honors with seven a piece, and Cooks, Ash and Diana Hill each dished out three assists.
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Jan. 20 when they take on TAAC foe Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m. in Swisher Gymnasium.
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