SATURDAY, MARCH 03, 2001
Women's Hoops Falls At Stetson, 78-55
March 3, 2001
DeLAND, Fla. - Senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) had 13 points and five rebounds, but it was not enough as JU fell at Stetson, 78-55, Saturday afternoon in Trans America Athletic Conference action at the Edmunds Center.
The Dolphins trailed by just nine points at halftime, going into the locker room down 42-33, but the Hatters began the second half with a 10-0 run and never let JU back in the game.
Freshman forward Amber Hallman (Westminster, Va.) had 10 points and shared team-high rebounding honors along with sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) and freshman forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) who tallied seven each.
The loss dropped JU to 13-14 on the year and 9-9 in TAAC play, but the Dolphins had already locked down the No. 4 spot in next week's conference tournament where they will take on fifth-seeded Troy State in Orlando, Fla. at the UCF Arena.
Stetson guard Cher Dyson, who had a game-high 17 points and five steals, became just the second player in TAAC history and 13th player in the history of NCAA women's basketball to tally 400 career steals.
With the win, the Hatters finished the regular season 21-6 overall and third in the TAAC with a 13-5 mark in league play.
Stetson opened the scoring in the game and quickly jumped out to a four-point lead. JU battled back to tie the game at 6-6 before the Hatters went back up by seven with 13:33 remaining in the half. The Dolphins cut the lead to two at 18-16 less than two minutes later, but Stetson rattled off eight-straight points to bring the lead to double digits.
Leading 42-33 at halftime, Stetson came out in the second half on fire with back-to-back 3-pointers and a pair of layups to jump out to a 19-point advantage. The lead swelled to as many as 31 as the Hatters held a 74-43 advantage with 6:44 left to play. JU kept fighting, but the Hatters did not back down and cruised to the win.
The Dolphins return to action on Thursday, March 8 when they open TAAC Tournament play against the Lady Trojans of Troy State.
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