Women's Basketball travels to Kennesaw State on Thursday

Jan. 17, 2007


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With a second four-game winning streak under its belt in 2006-07, the JU women's basketball team (9- 6, 3-2) will turn its attention to the road as the Dolphins face Kennesaw State (7-9, 3-3) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the KSU Convocation Center.

Dunn close to first milestone
Head coach Jill Dunn has five years of head coaching experience under her belt (3 - JU , 2 - Western Carolina) and is reaching her first coaching milestone.
With two more wins, Dunn will reach 50 career victories. She is also on pace to win the most games in one season, with her highest win total being 12 with the Lady Catamounts in 1999-00.

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 7-1 at home 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). The most home wins in a season is seven, which was compiled last year when JU went 7-6 on the year.
JU snapped its four-game losing streak on Dec. 16, which was the longest losing streak since a six-game slide in 2005-06. The Dolphins' low for longest losing streak in a season was four games (on three occasions) in 2000-01.
With the Dolphins' win against UNF on Jan. 13, JU has now recorded two four-game winning streaks in the same season for the first time in program history. The longest ovrall winning streak all- time is six games (2000-01).

Bouncing back
Since being named A-Sun "Player of the Week" on Nov. 20, junior forward Ashley Williams has become a target for opposing defenses.
In her first four games, Williams averaged 22.3 points per contest and was shooting 63.8 percent from the floor (37-58).
In her next eight contests, Williams averaged 12.4 points and shot 42 percent from the field (42-100). She finished below 10 points in two consecutive games for the first time in her career.
In her last three games, the Dolphins are doing a better job of getting her more touches and she apparently found her grove again.
Against Gardner-Webb, she finished with a game-high 18 points and 14 rebounds to record the eighth double-double of the her career. She followed up that effort with 15 points against Campbell and finished with a game-high 21 points against North Florida.

Paving her own way
Sophomore guard Virginia Gregoire possesses the most untapped potential and is beginning to develop into one of the most dynamic players in the A-Sun Conference.
In 15 games, Gregoire is second on the squad with 13.9 points and leads the Dolphins with 3.9 assists per game. She also leads the squad with 29 three pointers and is second with 28 steals and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.
In the conference, she is third in scoring and assists and fourth in three-pointers made.
Gregoire tallied her first double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) against Charleston Southern on Nov. 25. She came close to the program's first triple- double (17 points, nine rebounds, eight assists) against Campbell on Jan. 6.

Dolphin Notables
Against North Florida, the Dolphins shot over 50 percent for only the second time this season (at Charleston Southern).
Junior forward Ashley Williams broke the 20- point barrier for the third time this season. She accomplished the feat twice in the month of October.
The Dolphins currently hold the longest winning streak (four) in the A-Sun. JU leads the conference in field-goal percentage (.397), 3-point field goal percentage (.355) and turnover margin (+3.47).

Despite the loss to Niagara on Dec. 18, JU set a new standard for steals by tallying a program- record 17 against the Purple Eagles. The previous record of 16 steals was set on two occasions.
Among the culprits were a career-high six steals by sophomore guard Regina Omoite, which ranks second in the single-game record books.
The Dolphins, which has 168 steals, currently ranks second in the A-Sun with an average of 11.20 steals per contest. JU has tallied at least 10 steals in 11 games this season, including its last six contests, and is on pace to break the program record of 262 which was set last season.
JU leads the conference in turnover margin (+3.47) and is only one of two teams (ETSU - 0.94) with a positive margin.