Dolphins Come Up Big On Senior Day


On Senior Day for the women’s basketball team, Tracie Sneed gave the hometown Jacksonville fans a performance to remember.
Sneed scored 25 for the Dolphins on the path to a 90-81 overtime victory against ETSU at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
Sneed was aided by freshman Queen Alford who added 17 points of her own and racked up eight rebounds and four steals continuing her hot play of late.
“I am very proud of our team today,” head coach Jill Dunn said. “ETSU scored some key points to force overtime, but our kids kept their composure and took care of business. We will keep trying to build momentum as we battle for a conference tourney spot.”
Holding on to a 68-65 lead with a minute to play, Alford hit a layup late in the shot clock to put JU up by 5, 70-65 with 11 seconds to play.
ETSU got a quick layup and forced a turnover, giving them one more opportunity to tie the game. With two seconds left, Shawn Randall hit an off-balanced three tying the game, forcing overtime.
Sneed opened the overtime period with a three-pointer that keyed a 14-5 Dolphin run, giving JU an 84-75 lead.
The Bucs would cut the lead to six, but JU would connect on six free-throws locking up the victory.

Next up, the Dolphins took on USC Upstate in the Swisher Gym. In their 2013 home finale, the Dolphins cruised to a 73-54 victory over the Spartans.

Queen Alford continued her great play with 25 points to lead the JU offense. With the victory, the Dolphins have punched their ticket to the Atlantic Sun conference tournament.

“We are starting to play well at the right time,” JU head coach Jill Dunn said. “Our team made some great second-half adjustments to set up the win. We have a short turnaround with a game Thursday, but I know we will be ready.”

After trailing at the half, the Dolphins used a 25-4 run in the second half to march to victory.

Up next, the Dolphins head to Tennessee to take on Lipscomb Thursday at 6 p.m.