SUNDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2003
Women's Basketball Defeats Eastern Illinois, 66-56
Dec. 7, 2003
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU junior guard Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) scored a season-high 23 points, while junior forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) double-doubled with 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in the Dolphins' 66-56 win over Eastern Illinois Sunday afternoon at Swisher Gymnasium. JU evens its record to 2-2 thanks to a second half defensive stand that held the Panthers (2-3) without a field goal through the final 6:25, while shooting a season-high 73 percent (22-30) from the free throw line.
With JU leading 53-49 with 6:25 remaining, Pam O'Connor, who led the Panthers with 15 points, scored what would prove to be EIU's last field goal of the game. JU went on a 13-5 run down the stretch, giving up only five points off free throws, while hitting 7-of-10 from the charity stripe themselves. Montz was perfect down the stretch, hitting 4-of-4 free throws in the final 24 seconds.
Though the Dolphins were outshot 36 percent to 27 percent in the first half, Jackson was able to tie the game at 28-28 with 24 seconds remaining with two of her 11 first half points. McDonald also contributed to a gutsy first half performance, recording six rebounds in the first five minutes of play.
JU hosts Samford on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4:00 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.
2003-04 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL