Women's Basketball Falls To Troy State, 63-44

Jan. 25, 2003

Box Score

TROY, Ala. - The Jacksonville University women's basketball team struggled to find its shot, while Troy State lit it up from outside to down the Dolphins, 63-44, in Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday afternoon at Trojan Arena. JU shot only 34 percent from the field and 5-of-19 from three-point range, while Troy State shot 48 percent and hit 9-of-17 from long range.

Junior guard Katie McDonald (Chandler, Ariz.) led the Dolphins with 10 points and four assists. Senior center Veronique McMillian (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored nine points off the bench, while senior forward Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) had eight points and nine boards.

Three players led Troy State (9-7, 4-1 A-Sun) with 13 points, including Ribault High School product Chaquita Alexander. Thea Herring had 13 points and nine rebounds to help the Trojans to a 36-26 edge on the glass, while Constance Kelly also added 13 points.

The game was tied, 11-11, with 13:26 left in the first half, but Troy State went on a 23-6 run to end the half and take a 34-17 lead into the locker room. The Trojans opened up the second half with a 15-5 run to push the lead to 27, their largest of the game, at 49-22 with 13:17 to play.

The Dolphins (2-14, 0-5 A-Sun) return home against Gardner-Webb on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., followed by Campbell on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.