THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Women's Hoops Falls To Georgia State, 67-54
Feb. 22, 2001
ATLANTA - JU freshman forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) scored 13 points coming off the Dolphins' bench, but it was not enough as the women's basketball team lost to Trans America Athletic Conference foe Georgia State, 67-54, Thursday night at the GSU Sports Arena.
The lost drops JU's record to 13-12 overall and 9-7 in the TAAC, while GSU improves to 19-5 on the season and 13-2 in conference play.
The Lady Panthers out rebounded the Dolphins 46-29, and scored ten points off 23 offensive boards. Evita Rogers led GSU in scoring with 22 points off of a 7-for-14 shooting night from the field and 8-of-11 from the charity stripe. Angelina Miller added 17 points for the Lady Panthers. GSU's Leslie McElrath entered tonight's game as the TAAC's leading scorer with 21.0 points-per-game, but was held to only four on the night.
JU shot 43.8 percent from the field (21-for-48) and held GSU to a 35.9 mark (23-of-54). However, the difference came from beyond the three-point arc as the Lady Panthers nailed 16-of-23 long-range shots compared to the Dolphins hitting 9-of-19 treys.
The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 7-2 lead over the Dolphins with 15:58 to go in the first half. Trailing by seven points at 17-10, the Dolphins' offense took off on a 10-0 run which was capped off by a lay-up by Jackson, at 6:44 to go, to give the Dolphins a 20-17 lead. The two teams traded baskets through out the remainder of the first half with GSU leading 33-29 going into the locker rooms.
JU cut the lead to two, at 33-31, to begin the half after a basket by center Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.), however GSU answered back with a 10-3 run to give the Lady Panthers a nine point lead at 14:04 to go in the game with the score at 43-34. The GSU lead grew to as many as 15 points after a Miller three-pointer with 8:15 remaining made the score 58-43. The Dolphins were able to cut the lead down to ten after Lana Labura (Zagreb, Croatia) made a lay-up with 4:49 left in the ball game to bring the score to 61-51. That was as close as JU could get however, as GSU went on to win 67-54.
Sungy was second in scoring for the Dolphins with 12 and pulled down eight rebounds while shooting 6-for-10 from the field.
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Feb. 24, when they travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to face TAAC leader Campbell at 2 p.m.
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