JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville women's basketball (4-5) played host to the Edward Waters Tigers (9-6) Saturday afternoon, coming away with a convincing 100-46 victory in Swisher Gymnasium. Six different Dolphins reached double figures in the game, with senior guard Jasmyn Brown leading all scorers with 23 points.
The Dolphins found plenty of success shooting the ball in the first quarter as they hit 53.3 percent of their shots, and jumped out to a 23-13 lead. The first quarter also saw a special moment for Brown, who scored her 1,000th career point during the first 10 minutes. Brown is the twelfth Dolphin to reach 1,000 in the history of the program.
The Dolphins maintained their dominant play in the second quarter, again shooting above 40 percent, while also adding 11 from the free throw line. Meanwhile, the Tigers sunk just two shots in the second and were held to six points. By halftime, Jacksonville led 51-19.
The third quarter was the closest played throughout the day. Edward Waters scored a game-high 18 points on 8-of-15 attempts from the floor. However, they were unable to slow down Jacksonville's shooters. The Dolphins made 10-of-19, and added a pair of threes. Jacksonville then went on to produce their most efficient quarter of the season from a shooting standpoint in the fourth. 64.7 percent and 24 points helped the 'Phins reach 100 points for the first time since scoring as many in the 2016 season-opener.
Brown's 23 points were a season-high for the Haines City, Fla. native. Behind Brown was Kiara Meeks with 15, and Shalonda Neely with 14. Senior Trudy Walker, who currently ranks 28th in the nation in rebounding, recorded her fourth double-double of the season.
"We had two weeks to get better offensively. We've been working at getting better, and we missed some chip shots in there that we shouldn't have missed, but we're going to continue to work and continue to get better as a group," said Head Coach Darnell Haney.
Coach Haney on Jasmyn Brown's 1,000 Points
"It's almost unexplainable what she brings to us as a team, and not just as a basketball player. She's been great, and she's taken this leadership role to the next level. She's the twelfth person in history to do that, and she's building a legacy. She's built one."
Next, Jacksonville goes across town to play in the UNF Christmas Classic. Over the two-day tournament, Jacksonville will face both Warner University and Alabama A&M. Those games are scheduled for Nov. 20 and 21.