Jan. 29, 2005
Jacksonville, Fla. -
Sheena Carpenter recorded a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead Jacksonville as the Dolphins defeated UCF, 67-59. The Golden Knights fell to 10-7 on the season and 8-2 in the Atlantic Sun, while Jacksonville improved to 4-12 and 1-8.
Lashaunda Slade and Francine Houston led UCF with 13 points apiece, while Ali Roberts had 10. Shelby Weber led the Black and Gold in rebounds with 13 and blocks with seven.
UCF and Jacksonville went into halftime with the Dolphins up 33-12. JU jumped out to the early lead after Carpenter netted the first points of the game just 21 seconds in. Jacksonville then scored five more for a total of seven before Roberts hit a jumper for UCF's first points.
Jacksonville then scored nine more before the Golden Knights scored again to make the score 16-3. The Dolphins had their largest lead of the half at 23 with 2:14 left to play. During that time, JU outscored the Knights 17-9 to end the half with Jacksonville up 33-12.
Weber led the team in blocks for the first half with three and rebounds with seven, while Slade led the team in points with six.
For the first half, Nakina Alford who had 13 points followed by Rebecca Montz who had 10 led Jacksonville. Ashley Stinson and Carpenter led the Dolphins in rebounds with six apiece.
In the second half of action, UCF outscored Jacksonville, 47-34, but it was not enough to overcome the Dolphins' lead. The Golden Knights were within three with 38 seconds to play before JU won by eight.
During the second half, Houston scored 11 of her 13 points, while Roberts scored eight of her 10. Weber had four of her seven blocks, while Slade had three of her five steals.
In addition to Carpenter's 21 points, JU had two others in double-digits in Alford and Montz both with 19 points. Stinson led the Dolphins in rebounds with 12, while Alford led the team in steals with three.
Jacksonville travels to Orlando to take on UCF Monday, February 7 in UCF Arena at 7 p.m.
UCF returns to action on Wednesday, February 2 when they travel to Boca Raton, Fla. to take on Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. The Golden Knights return home on Saturday, February 5 when they host Stetson at 2 p.m. If you bring a canned food item to the game, you will be admitted for free. All donations will be used to help in the relief of the Tsunami victims. Tickets are still available for the February 5th game. Adults are $5. Youth age 17 and under and seniors age 55 and older are $3. Children under five and UCF students with a valid UCF student I.D. are admitted free. Tickets for all Golden Knights women's basketball games are available at the door and by calling (407) UCF-GOLD.