THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2003
Women's Basketball Falls to Belmont on Road, 58-37
Feb. 6, 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - JU senior forward Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but the Dolphins dropped a 58-37 decision to Belmont in Atlantic Sun Conference action on Thursday at Municipal Auditorium. Sungy made her 100th-consecutive start, a feat that has never been accomplished in the history of JU basketball, including the men's team.
Brandi Miller led Belmont (12-7, 3-5 A-Sun) with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Natalie Brown scored 11, including hitting three from behind the arc, and Hollie Davis added 10 points and five assists.
Sophomore center Kara Donnell (Mattoon, Ill.) pulled down a game-high 10 boards, and freshman guard Tara Eddy (Vienna, Va.) knocked down a pair of threes to finish with eight points off the bench. Beside Sungy, the other four Dolphin starters were held to a total of 10 points.
Belmont only shot 32 percent from the field and from long range (7-of-22), but forced 32 JU turnovers and outrebounded the Dolphins, 40-31, including 23-9 on the offensive glass. The Dolphins (4-15, 2-6) shot 40 percent from the floor and only 20 percent (3-of-15) from behind the arc.
JU trailed, 32-12, at the half after hitting only 31 percent from the field. The Dolphins cut the lead to 13 with 8:58 left in the game following a 9-0 run, but would get no closer the rest of the way.
The Dolphins return to action when they host Samford on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.
2002-03 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL