MONDAY, JANUARY 07, 2008
Women's basketball hosts Stetson on Monday at 7 p.m. in Swisher Gymnasium
Jan. 7, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
After opening the A-Sun season with a win, the JU women's basketball team will close out the opening week on Monday before embarking on a four-game road trip.
The Dolphins (11-3, 1-0), who are off to its best start in program history, will face Stetson (2-11, 0-1) on Monday at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.The contest can be seen live on www.judolphins.com as part of ASun.TV.
JU trails Stetson 10-6 in the all-time series but the Dolphins have won the last five meetings, including a 74-61 win over the Lady Hatters to earn their first conference tournament win.
JU ranks among nation's best at home
JU is currently in the midst of a 16-game home winning streak which continued with a 62-58 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Jan. 5 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Included in the winning streak is a 4-0 record at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. JU also finished the 2007 calender year undefeated at home (14-0).
JU's last loss was a 73-69 decision against Niagara at Swisher Gymnasium on Dec. 18, 2006. Since the beginning of the 2006-07 campaign, the Dolphins are 17-1 at home.
The Dolphins' 16-game streak has earned them a spot on the national home winning streak list as JU currently ranks third. The longest home streak is owned by Texas A&M (26) and then Duke (22).
Williams breaking more records
The records are continuing to fall for the Jacksonville native and she is poised to end her Dolphin career as one of the top players in the history of the program.
After scoring 14 points in a win over Miami on Nov. 13, Williams joined forward Kat Sungy (1999-03), forward Yolisha Jackson (2000-05) and guard Sheena Carpenter (2003-06) as the only Dolphins to score 1,000 points in their careers. Now that she has surpassed 1,000 points, she finally became the top scorer in program history in only two and half seasons.
Williams' basket with 10:55 remaining in the second half against South Carolina State moved her past Sungy (1,183) as the all-time point leader in school history. Sungy accomplished the feat in four seasons (1999-03) while Williams has been with the Dolphins since transferring to the program from FCCJ as a sophomore in 2005.
Along with leading all JU players, Williams is also leading the A-Sun in scoring with 15.6 points per contest while ranking second in the conference with a .535 field-goal percentage.
On the defensive side of the ball, Williams set the career record for blocked shots with one against Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 16. She also passed Sungy on the all-time steals list with five against Winthrop on Nov. 24.
JU among best in A-Sun
JU leads the conference in scoring margin (+6.6), assists (14.1), turnover margin (+5.2) and assist/turnover ratio (0.83).
The Dolphins also rank second in scoring (67), scoring defense (60.4), field goal percentage (.401), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.282), and steals (11.3) and are third in blocks (3.7) and 3- point field goal percentage (.304).
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