Women's Basketball to Host UCF in A-Sun Opener

Jan. 8, 2003

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UCF Golden Knights (4-7) at
Jacksonville Dolphins (2-8)

When: Thursday, Jan. 9
Where: Swisher Gymnasium
Tip-off: 7 p.m.

About the Series...
JU leads the all-time series against UCF, 4-2. The Dolphins won the first four meetings before the Golden Knights swept both games last season.

In the last meeting between the two schools, Adrienne Billings had 18 points and seven rebounds, while Erin Paige had 11 points as UCF held off JU, 63-52, in Orlando on Feb. 21, 2002. The Dolphins' Yolisha Jackson led all scorers with 20 points and nine rebounds, and Aisha Stewart added 12 points. Kat Sungy was held to a season-low six points. UCF, which led 31-29 at the break, had 10 blocked shots in the game, with Ali Roberts recording seven.

Countdown to 1,000...
With 973 career points, senior forward Kat Sungy should be the first player in JU history to top 1,000 for her career. Averaging 14.1 points per game, Sungy should hit the mark this weekend.

On the Rebound...
Senior forward Kat Sungy once again leads the Atlantic Sun in rebounding with 9.9 per game after leading the conference in boards the past two seasons and also leads the league in defensive boards with 7.5 per contest. Sungy has posted a season-high 14-rebound effort in the opener against Morris Brown and 13 boards against Valpo on Friday...Sophomore center Kara Donnell is fourth in the league with 7.3 rebounds per game.

Bombs Away...
After leading the A-Sun in 3-pointers made and attempted her freshman and sophomore seasons, redshirt junior guard Lexie Richards leads the league in 3-point percentage (.393), second in makes (24) and fourth in attempts (61)...Richards had a stretch of five games in which she took 32 straight 3-point attempts without a 2-point attempt...The Dolphins rank second in the conference in 3-point percentage (.360), while holding their opponents to a .267 percentage.