Lady Jags Push Record To 4-0 With Win Over Mercer

November 25, 2008 · Filed Under Basketball, Women's · Comment 

The Lady Jags won 96-82 Monday night to run their record to 4-0 for the season. Six Jaguars scored in double digits: Jessica Starling with 19, Shaniece Brunner with 18, Karina Sproal with 13, Morriah Smith with 11 and both Cylenthia Kennon and Shakira Nettles both had 10.

The Lady Jags also set a new Mitchell Center record with 14 three-pointers and the most by USA since the previous school record of 16 at Troy in 2006. The 96 points scored is also a season best and two points shy of tying the record at the Mitchell Center.

USA shot 59% from the floor for the game and shot 71% in the second half.

Around the 15 minute mark in the first half, USA distanced themselves from Mercer with a 16-2 run over the course of five minutes and went into halftime with a 47-35 lead.

USA then started the second half with another run scoring 16-3 in the first four minutes and were up 65-40 with over 15 minutes to go.

The rest of the half saw some rough play by the Jags but Mercer could only get within 12 points down the stretch.

The Lady Jags will be in action again on Friday when they travel to Washington D.C. for the George Washington Thanksgiving Classic. They will open the tournament playing the host, George Washington Colonials at 4pm.

GO JAGS!