JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hundreds of Duval County Public School students flocked to Historic Swisher Gymnasium Tuesday afternoon to cheer Jacksonville University women's basketball on to its largest margin of victory in a 110-31 decision over Johnson & Wales (Fla.).
The success marked Jacksonville's fifth-straight win, highest point total and margin of victory in program history, and its best shooting effort – 62.9 percent from the floor – under head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin.
"Literacy Day is very important to me," said McCuin. "I grew up surrounded by educators so it meant a lot to see all those students in our gym. Our players came out and played the JU way; they played with a level of respect and admiration that I would want all of the students to want to emulate in reaching their dreams."
All available Dolphins saw action and recorded at least one point; Sherranda Reddick led the way with a team-high 20 while Kayla Gordon added 19 and was one rebound shy of capturing her third double-double of the season. Brandi Buie added 17 points and Christin Mercer 16.
At the end of the first quarter, the Dolphins held JWU to two points on a pair of free-throws and limited the side to four in the final 10 minutes.
Jacksonville returns to Swisher Gym Saturday for a 2 p.m. tilt versus Troy.