Women's Basketball Loses Overtime Thriller to Stetson, 62-57

Feb. 5, 2004

Box Score

DELAND, Fla. - JU junior forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) had a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a career-high 13-of-16 free throws, but Stetson hit a buzzer-beater to send the game into overtime and defeated the Dolphins in the extra period, 62-57 Thursday night at the Edmunds Center.

Freshman center Talia Johnson (Sardis, Ga.) added 13 points and six rebounds, while freshman center Meghan Ostendorf (Marietta, Ga.) recorded nine points.

JU led 55-53 when JoAnn Smith nailed a buzzer-beating jumper with one second on the clock to send the game into overtime. The Dolphins had taken the lead when junior guard Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) hit a clutch jumper with seven seconds on the clock to give JU a 55-53 advantage. In the extra period, Jackson began the scoring with two free throws to put the Dolphins up, 57-56, at 4:12 of overtime, but Stetson scored seven unanswered points for the win.

The loss is JU's (2-16, 0-11 A-Sun) 14th in a row, while Stetson (8-10, 6-5 A-Sun) moves into sixth place in the Atlantic Sun.

The Hatters led, 51-47, with 4:22 remaining in the second half until Johnson hit a free throw and Jackson was sent to the line on four consecutive possessions, hitting 4-of-6 to put the Dolphins up, 53-51 with 1:34 left in regulation. A jumper from Kim Manning tied the score at 53-53 with 1:15 remaining.

Stetson extended its four point halftime lead to 10 until Jackson was fouled on a put-back at 7:35 and hit both her free throws, sparking an 8-0 Dolphin run and narrowing Stetson's advantage to 49-47 at 4:34.

JU plays hosts Campbell on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium. Campbell downed the Dolphins, 71-49, in their first meeting this season.