WBB Magic Continues at Swisher Gym

WBB Magic Continues at Swisher Gym

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The magic at Swisher Gymnasium continued for the Jacksonville University women's basketball team. Defeating Lipscomb, 81-51, Saturday afternoon, the Dolphins remained unbeaten at home with a record of 7-0.

Four Dolphins finished in double figures in scoring with Briona Brown pacing all scorers with 19 points. Sherranda Reddick added 16 points, Christin Mercer had 13 and Kayla Gordon 10.

Kimberly Dawkins grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds while Gordon and Briona Brown each tabbed seven apiece.

Following the day's action, Reddick is seven away from joining the Dolphins' 1,000 career point club.

 "I'm really excited about our effort, overall," said Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "Defense is the engine to our offense. It's been this way from the beginning. When we defend, good things happen.

"I'm also excited about the fact that we've been defending in the fourth quarter. Even when the game seems like it's over, our girls still commit on the defensive end and that means a lot."

The Dolphins led the entire way. Jacksonville hopped out to a 7-0 advantage to start the game and went on to shoot 48.3 percent from the floor to take a 39-24 edge at the break.

Reddick's three-pointer doubled the Dolphins' edge, 22-11, with 8:45 remaining in the second quarter. She went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc in the first half and added another trey before the conclusion of the game.

The Dolphins ran into a bit of trouble in the third quarter. After committing six turnovers in the first half, the team recorded five in the third quarter alone and the Lady Bisons used those miscues to their advantage.

Closing the gap to single digits for the first time since the opening stanza, Lipscomb pulled within nine, 45-36, with 3:38 on the clock in the third to force a Dolphin timeout.

Jasmyn Brown's old-fashioned three-point play coming out of the break was followed by a wide-open trey at the top of the key by her sister, Briona, and the Dolphins padded their lead from there.

Jacksonville (10-7, 2-0 A-Sun) returns to action Monday when it hosts Kennesaw State at 7 p.m.