Women's Basketball Downed By Stetson, 71-65

March 1, 2003

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU senior forward Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) had a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds in her final home game, but it wasn't enough as the Dolphins fell to Stetson, 71-65, in Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gymnasium. Sungy recorded her 11th double-double of the season and the 33rd of her career, while her one steal put her all alone atop the Dolphins' all-time list (115).

Junior guard Lexie Richards (Mercer Island, Wash.) added 12 points for JU (6-19, 4-10 A-Sun), while sophomore forward Lauren Woodman (Port Moody, B.C., Canada) had a career-high 10 points. Junior guard Katie McDonald (Chandler, Ariz.) matched her season-high with seven assists, and the Dolphins' other senior, center Veronique McMillian (Los Angeles, Calif.), had six points and nine rebounds off the bench.

Renee Barnes hit 5-of-9 from three-point range and led Stetson (6-19, 5-9) with 17 points. Joslyn Giles hit 10-of-16 from the free-throw line to finish with 14, while Kristy Brown and Jaclyn Piloto added 10 each.

Behind 11 early points from Sungy, JU led 22-9 with 12:04 remaining in the first half, but Stetson outscored the Dolphins, 24-7, the rest of the half to take a 33-29 lead into the locker room.

Stetson pushed its lead to as many as 17 at 66-49 with 4:04 left in the game, but the Dolphins went on a 14-1 run, including eight in a 1:17 span, to cut the lead to 67-63 with 46 seconds left. Sophomore center Kara Donnell (Mattoon, Ill.) then missed a free throw that would have cut the lead to three and the Hatters were able to hold on for the win.

JU shot 45 percent from the field, but only 3-of-15 from behind the arc and 12-of-19 from the line, while Stetson hit 39 percent from the field, nine three-pointers and 18 free throws. The Dolphins will conclude the 2002-03 campaign on the road, facing Florida Atlantic on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Boca Raton, followed by UCF on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Orlando.