Women's basketball hosts Mercer at 7 p.m.

Feb. 25, 2008


After suffering a heart breaker in overtime, the JU women's basketball team will look to end the 2007-08 home season on a high note on Monday night.

The Dolphins (20-6, 10-3), off to their best start in program history and conference play, will host Mercer (4-23, 1-13) on Monday at 7 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.

The contest can be seen live on as part of ASun.TV.

JU trails Mercer 9-8 in the all-time series but the Dolphins have won the last three meetings, including a 74-60 win over the Bears on Jan. 12 at the University Center.

More cancer awareness
The Dolphins will continue their support on Feb. 25 with a halftime raffle for a Pink Elephants Travel Cosmetics Bag, a Pink Elephants Candle of Hope and Pink Elephants Mints of Hope (tickets are $1).

All tickets can be purchased by email through assistant coach Andrea Williams - or at both home games. For additional information, call coach Williams at (904) 256-7242.

JU will also host Mammograms by the St. Vincent Mobile Unit on Feb. 25 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to Swisher Gymnasium. For scheduling information, call (904) 308-3780.

Against Kennesaw State, junior guard Virginia Gregoire tallied a season-high 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor, including a 3-of-4 effort from beyond the arc, to go along with nine rebounds, six assists and three steals. Gregoire also joined Ashley Williams, Kat Sungy, Yolisha Jackson and Sheena Carpenter on the 1,000-point club. Senior forward Ashley Williams notched her third double- double of the year with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Regina Omoite rounded out the scoring with 11 points while logging a career-high 41 minutes. Junior guard DaVina Hamilton finished with eight points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals. JU  lost its first contest at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena after going 5-0.

JU among best in A-Sun
The Dolphins lead the Atlantic Sun Conference with an 20-6 mark, scoring margin (+7.7) and turnover margin (+4.81). The Dolphins also rank second in scoring (67.9 ppg), field goal percentage defense (.385), assists (14.96 apg), assist-to-turnover ratio (0.89), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.284) and blocks (4.19 bpg) and are third in scoring defense (60.2), field goal percentage (.415), steals (10.77 spg).