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Lady Owls Defeat Jacksonville

March 6, 2004

Final Stats

BOCA RATON, FL - Senior night was a successful one as Florida Atlantic University concluded its regular season with a 78-66 victory over Jacksonville University Saturday night in Boca Raton, FL. Shontavia Williams led all scorers with 17 points as FAU improved to 12-15 overall and posted an 11-9 mark in the Atlantic Sun Conference. FAU will be the no. 6 seed in next week's A-Sun Tournament. JU completed its season 3-24 and 1-19 in the A-Sun.

Sharia Young had 11 points for FAU, which saw seniors Janka Deckerova, Corinth Evans, Julie Goad, DeeAnna Hanscom, and Trineca McCleod play for the final time at FAU Gymnasium.

It was a battle for the Lady Owls in the first half as FAU posted a 40-39 lead at the break. In the second half, FAU pulled away as it steadily increased its lead to as many as 15 points with 3:21 left.

JU's Yolisha Jackson opened the second half with a three-pointer to give the Dolphins a 42-40 lead. That would be the last lead of the night for JU as FAU went on a 9-2 run to lead 53-44 with 13:30 remaining in the game. The run included five points from Cristal Randolph, who finished with eight points.

FAU took a 59-49 lead with 8:27 left on a lay-up by Sally N'Diaye, who finished with a career-high nine points. JU pulled to within 66-59 with 5:19 remaining before the Lady owls pulled away with an 8-0 run. Deckerova hit a three-pointer with 4:21 left to make it 70-59. The seniors continued the run as McCleod made two free throws at the 3:26 mark to make it 72-59. Evans picked up a steal, and Hanscom finished the run with a lay-up with 3:21 to go.



FAU outshot JU 44 percent to 37 percent. The Lady Owls had a 46-36 edge on the boards. The Lady Owls closed the season with wins in six of their last seven games and, over a longer stretch, have gone 10-4 since late January.

Florida Atlantic will face no. 3 Georgia State Thursday at 9:15pm EST. FAU split its two games with the Lady Panthers during the regular season. The game can be heard live on WLVJ 1040-AM and

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