THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2004
Women's Basketball Falls to First-Place Georgia State, 90-48
Jan. 22, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With three key upperclassmen out with injury, freshman guard Meagan Wallen (Leesburg, Ind.) paced JU with 18 points, but Georgia State shot 56 percent to win, 90-48, in Atlantic Sun Conference action Thursday at Swisher Gymnasium. Junior guard Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) was the other Dolphin to score in double-digits with 10 points.
Georgia State (10-5, 7-1 A-Sun) took a 45-17 halftime lead, limiting the Dolphins (2-12, 0-7 A-Sun) to a season-low 17 points in the first half. The Lady Panthers put together a 10-0 run to extend their lead to 57-17 before Wallen hit the first of her threes to cut the deficit to 57-20 with 15:47 to play.
The Lady Panthers broke out to a 10-0 lead to begin the game until sophomore guard Sheena Carpenter (Augusta, Ga.) connected on the Dolphins first basket to make it 10-2 at the 17:04 mark. Georgia State held JU scoreless over the next 3:44 when Montz connected on a three to make it 18-5 Lady Panthers with 13:20 left in the half, but once again JU's shooters went cold, as Georgia State finished the half on a 27-12 run to take a 28 point lead into the intermission.
The Dolphins dropped their 10th consecutive game and suffered their 10th consecutive A-Sun loss, dating back to last season. JU looks to break the streak when it hosts Mercer on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.
2003-04 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL