WBB Kicks Off Winter Break with Wildcats

WBB Kicks Off Winter Break with Wildcats


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University women's basketball team plans to celebrate a successful Finals Week and the end of the fall semester with a little Sunday action at Bethune-Cookman Sunday.

Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

JU's Last Outing
The Dolphins led the entire contest to defeat Flagler, 79-52, this past Sunday. For the second time this season, all 14 on the roster saw action, and all but one recorded at least one point.

Jacksonville shot a season-high 55.7 perfect from the field against the Saints, and was led by Kayla Gordon's game-high 14 points.

Jacksonville has posted a field goal percentage of 40 or better in four other contests this season: Iona (44.3), Nicholls State (42.9), Monmouth (40.9) and Troy (47.1). 

Around the Horn

  • Kayla Gordon continues to lead the ASUN Conference in rebounds per game (9.6)
  • Jasmyn Brown ranks sixth in the league in scoring (13.3 PPG) … she also leads the Dolphins in the category
  • Three Dolphins are top 10 in the ASUN in blocks … Khadijah Brown is second with 14, Kayla Gordon is third with 11 and Shakayla Nevitt ties for seventh with seven
  • Brandi Buie ties for sixth in the conference with 32 assists

Home Cookin
Under the direction of head coach Yolett-McPhee-McCuin, the Dolphins manage a record of 47-13 at Historic Swisher Gymnasium. The tally is highlighted by a pair of 14-1 marks in each of the last two seasons.

This year, Jacksonville is a perfect 4-0 with victories over Iona, Monmouth, Webber International and Flagler.

Scouting the Opposition
The Wildcats (5-2) will host Southern University Wednesday before meeting Jacksonville, and are currently riding back-to-back wins.

Scoring Leader | Angel Golden (13.0 PPG) … two other players are averaging double-figures this season
Rebounding Leader | Ashanti Hunt (8.6 RPG) … Hunt also leads the team in assists (30) and steals (11)

Series History
Jacksonville manages an all-time mark of 10-1 against the Wildcats, with four of those victories occurring on the road. A season ago, Kayla Gordon helped take down B-CU with 10 points and 13 rebounds for her second of eight double-doubles on the year.

Next Up
Jacksonville will take the short trek down the road to compete in the UNF Holiday Classic. The two-day tournament begins next Tuesday, and will see the Dolphins take on Edward Waters College and former ASUN foe Northern Kentucky.

Both contests are scheduled for 12 p.m., and will be held on the campus of North Florida.