Owls Invade JU and UNF
Freshman Brittney Crenshaw.

Freshman Brittney Crenshaw.

Feb. 14, 2006

Opening Tip With Coach Dugan

BOCA RATON, FL -- Winners of six out of their last seven games, the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team will look to stay hot on the road against Jacksonville and North Florida in A-Sun action.

"Jacksonville and North Florida are two teams that are very tough," head coach Chancellor Dugan said. "They each played us very hard at home and we are going to have to be ready to play against them on the road this week."

The Owls (12-9, 11-3 A-Sun) are 5-3 away from FAU Arena this season, will battle Jacksonville on Thursday, Feb.15, 7:00 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.

FAU held off a strong second half surge from the Dolphins on Dec. 3, 2005 to preserve a 74-71 victory at the "Burrow". Shontavia Williams led the Owls with 19 points, while Brittney Crenshaw added 12 points in the game.

Sheena Carpenter scored 25 points and Ashley Williams contributed 24 points for JU in the first meeting between the two foes. Williams leads the Dolphins' attack with 17 points per game and Carpenter chips in 13.9 points per game.

After dropping six straight games, the "Phins" have won four of their last seven decisions to improve to 7-14 overall and 4-10 in the conference.

FAU will conclude its road swing against UNF (9-13, 7-7 A-Sun) in a Saturday afternoon showdown at UNF Arena. The Owls will try to build on their 2-0 series advantage over Ospreys with tip-off slated for 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 18.

The Owls won their first game of season against Ospreys, 57-43 on Dec. 1, 2005. FAU's defense held UNF to just 30.6 % (15-49) shooting from floor in the first match up. Williams led the Owls' offense with 15 points in the game.

Jackie Beik is the Ospreys leading scorer with 11.6 points per game and Tamara Hubbard adds 8.3 points per game.

FAU fans can hear all the action of both games on www.fausports.com.