Dec. 15, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
After dropping four straight games, the JU women's
basketball team will conclude its season-high five-
game road trip against Bethune-Cookman (2-5) at M
oore Gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
A Familiar Face Returns
After sitting out
the final few weeks of the 2005-06 season and the
first half of this year due to personal reasons, senior
guard Nakina Alford has returned to the Dolphin
One of the top outside threats for the
Dolphins, Alford finished last season ranked third on
the squad with 7.9 points per contest. She also led
the squad with 39 three-point baskets and a 33.3
percent clip from beyond the arc.
JU started the season off on a
good note by winning its first four games of the
season. The feat was the best start by the Dolphins
in program history and marked the first four-game
winning streak since 2001.
The Dolphins are also 3-0 at Swisher
Gymnasium to start the year, which is also the best
start in program history. The longest winning streak
at home for JU is six games (2000-01, 2005-06).
JU has lost its last four contests which is
the longest losing streak since a six-game slide in
2005-06. The longest losing streak in the Jill Dunn era
was eight during her first season with the program
Courtney Jackson tallied a career-high 13 points,
including a 3-for-5 effort form beyond the arc at
Georiga Southern. Sophomore guard Virginia Gregoire
racked up a game-high 16 points, seven rebounds
and four steals at Georgia Southern. The Dolphins
had four players record double-figure points for the
third time this season. JU leads the Atlantic Sun
Conference in scoring (68.9 ppg), field-goal
percentage (.419), 3-point field goal percentage
(.357) and assists (14.8 apg).