Jan. 27, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida Atlantic University used a 20-0 run in the first half en route to a 68-54 victory over Jacksonville University Thursday night in Jacksonville, FL. Shontavia Williams led all scorers with 17 points while Sally N'Diaye came off the bench to score a career-high 12. The win was FAU's third straight and sixth in its last eight games as it improved to 7-9 overall and 5-4 in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The Lady Owls picked up the win despite a season-high 39 turnovers as their defense held the Dolphins to 22 percent shooting. JU (3-12, 0-8 A-Sun) opened the game with a 17-9 lead at the 11:09 mark. That's when FAU took control of the game with a 20-0 run over the next seven minutes. Williams and N'Diaye combined for 13 points during the stretch. Williams scored 15 in the first half as FAU led 39-23 at the break.
FAU opened up as much as a 52-32 lead with 12:58 to play and never trailed by less than 12 points the rest of the way. The game was plagued by a total of 63 turnovers as JU committed 24.
FAU's stifling defense also contributed nine blocks, with N'Diaye swatting a career-high three shots. The Lady Owls controlled the boards with a 56-40 rebounding edge. DeKesh Frazier had nine boards, Williams eight, and Callie Piper seven.
Rebecca Montz led JU with 12 points.
The win moves FAU into a three-way tie for third-place in the A-Sun and puts the Lady Owls over the .500 mark in conference play for the first time this season.
Florida Atlantic next plays at Stetson Saturday in DeLand, FL. The game tips at 3:00pm and will air on WLVJ 1040-AM.