WBB Begins Second Half of Conference Schedule at Stetson

WBB Begins Second Half of Conference Schedule at Stetson


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We've reached the midway point of the Atlantic Sun schedule. Facing each other for the second time in a week, Jacksonville University women's basketball visits Stetson Saturday at 1 p.m. The Dolphins look to bounce back from their first loss of the calendar year.

JU's Last Outing
In a fight for first place in league standings -- both teams entered the contest with perfect 6-0 records in the A-Sun -- the Dolphins saw their eight-game winning streak snapped at Florida Gulf Coast by a score of 58-39.

Christin Mercer shot 8-for-10 from the floor to direct all scorers with a career-high 19 points.

  • The Dolphins went 0-for-9 from beyond the arc, marking their first game this season without a made three-pointer
  • JU's four steals matched a season low, and the 23 turnovers committed was its highest in its last nine games
  • The last time JU scored less than 40 points was against FGCU on Jan. 17, 2014 (37 points)

End of a Streak
Jacksonville's eight-game winning streak was its third best spell in program history. Set in the 2007-08 season, the team's longest single-season winning streak caps at 10 games. 

The Dolphins are still managing nine consecutive wins at Swisher Gymnasium, and put the run on the line against FGCU next Wednesday.

Mighty Mercer
Mercer, a junior transfer from Florida, has made a splash in her inaugural Dolphin campaign. She's a four-time Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week honoree, averaging 11.2 points game on a 53.5 field goal percentage. A game after recording her first career double-double (18 points and 10 rebounds), she recorded a career-high 19 points at FGCU.

She's scored 17 or more points in eight games this season.

Mercer joins Jacksonville after a two-year stint at Florida. As a sophomore, she scored in every game she appeared in for the Gators and thus far has done the same with the Dolphins.

Scouting the Opposition
Extending her double-figure scoring streak to 21 games, Brianti Saunders scored 21 points in the Hatters' 81-61 success over North Florida.

The junior paces all scorers in the Atlantic Sun with 19.5 points per game. Stetson (13-8, 4-3 A-Sun) leads the conference in scoring with 67.4 PPG. At home, the Hatters hold a record of 8-2.

Series: Stetson maintains a 23-14 advantage in the all-time series
Notable: Jacksonville walked away with the victory in the teams' first meeting this season … The 69-49 Dolphin victory was their first over Stetson since the 2010-11 season … Both Mercer and Sherranda Reddick tabbed their first career double-doubles in the game

Up Next
Jacksonville welcomes the FGCU Eagles to Swisher Gymnasium Wednesday at 7 p.m.