Stetson Outlasts JU Women, 54-39

Jan. 29, 2002

Box Score

DELAND, Fla.. - The Jacksonville women started out hot, but with only seven players couldn't match the depth of Stetson as the Dolphins fell to the Hatters, 54-39, in Atlantic Sun Conference action Tuesday night at the Edmunds Center.

Junior forward Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) recorded her second double-double in as many games and her sixth of the season with a game-high 16 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) failed to hit double digits for only the second time this season as she came off the bench to score eight points and pull down six boards. Veronique McMillian (Los Angeles, Calif.), in her second start at center, grabbed a career-high seven boards. Freshman forward Lauren Woodman, making her first start this season, played a career-high 38 minutes (her previous high was 14 minutes) and grabbed a career-high five rebounds. JU shot only 30.8 percent (16-of-52) from the field and hit only 1-of-9 from three-point range. Stetson shot 40.0 percent (22-of-55) and only 2-of-12 from behind the arc. The Dolphins outrebounded their opponent for the 14th time in 18 games this season, 42-31.

The Dolphins (2-16, 1-10 A-Sun) scored the first seven points of the game, but were held scoreless for seven minutes to let the Hatters (9-9, 8-3) back in the game. Stetson took a 23-17 lead into halftime. Stetson had nine players on the scoreboard, led by Ginny Bencivenga, who scored nine off the bench. Tashean Thomas and Amy White each added eight.

JU returns to action when they host first-place Belmont Thursday at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.