JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –Jacksonville University women's basketball has spent a fair amount of time in the state of Alabama during its nonconference slate, and will continue action Sunday in a 2:05 p.m. contest at South Alabama.
The Dolphins are coming off of a tough decision at Troy, and faced the Alabama Crimson Tide earlier in the season.
JU's Last Outing
It was a one-point game in favor of Troy when Jasmyn Brown swished a deep three-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining to pull the Dolphins up by one. The Trojans called a timeout to advance the ball after the play, and banked a lay-in under the basket on an inbound lob.
The game fell in Troy's odds, 89-88.
Neither side led by more than four points in a first half that included 14 lead changes and 14 ties.
It was a one-point game, 86-85, with 1:55 left in regulation, and the Dolphins held their lone advantage after that point on Brown's heroic trey. She finished the game with a career-high 29 points. The tally ranks third in program history for most scored in a single-game.
I hurt for my ladies last night who left their hearts on the floor vs. a very good @TroyTrojansWBB team. Incredible game. Hate someone had to lose— Yolett McCuin (@CoachYoJU) December 2, 2017
- Action at Troy marked back-to-back games where a Dolphin scored at least 25 points … Brandi Buie recorded 25 at Florida (Nov. 28) and Brown contributed a career-high 29 at Troy (Dec. 1)
- Kayla Gordon is now managing 23 career double-doubles ... she earned her third of the year on 15 points and 12 rebounds against the Trojans
- Alexis Pierce earned her first collegiate start at Troy … in 20 minutes, she notched seven points, two rebounds and two assists
Scouting the Opposition – South Alabama
South Alabama (5-1) defeated Southern Miss Thursday night by a score of 78-57. The team is currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak that began with an 85-84 win over North Carolina (Nov. 19).
Chyna Ellis (15.2 PPG, 9.2 RPG)
Savannah Jones (15.0 PPG, 4.8 RPG) … appeared in five games and came off of the bench in each
Jacksonville faced USA for the first time in last year's UNF Christmas Classic. The contest featured five lead changes and six ties, and ended in a 62-55 victory for the Dolphins.
Jacksonville will have a one-week rest before taking on Flagler at Historic Swisher Gymnasium. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10.