Women's Basketball Holds Off Hofstra, Wins 68-60 to Stay Second in CAA
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2013 -- James Madison held off a second-half Hofstra surge, and the visiting Dukes
posted a 68-60 win in Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball action Sunday
afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex.
JMU improved to 17-8 overall and solidified its second place in the league
standings with an 11-2 record. Hofstra
dropped to 12-12 overall and 8-5 in CAA play.
Dukes senior guard Tarik Hislop
(Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) scored a game-high 24 points, including a
career-high four 3-pointers, to lead JMU.
JMU sophomore forward Toia Giggetts
(Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor) contributed 11 points and nine rebounds, and redshirt
freshman guard Jazmon Gwathmey
(Bealeton, Va./Liberty) added 10 points.
Junior guard Kirby Burkholder
(Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) was JMU's top rebounder with 12, and redshirt senior
forward Kanita Shepherd (Garner,
N.C./Garner Magnet) tied her career high with a season-high 10 rebounds.
Hofstra senior forward Shante Evans
(West Chester, Pa./Henderson) and sophomore
guard Andreana Thomas (West Haven,
Conn./James Hillhouse) led the Pride in scoring with 16 points apiece,
and senior forward/guard Candace Bond
(Fort Washington, Md./Riverdale Baptist) scored 11. Junior
forward Anma Onyeuku (Fayetteville,
Ga./Fayette County) grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, and Evans
finished with 14 rebounds.
It was a tale of two halves, as JMU limited the Pride to 23 percent (8-35)
shooting in the opening period while the Dukes connected on 44 percent (16-36)
of its field-goal tries. The Dukes took
a 39-21 lead into intermission.
However, the Pride outscored JMU 39-29 in the second period, when Hofstra
connected on 47 percent (16-34) from the field while the Dukes only converted
24 percent (8-33) from the floor.
With JMU leading 51-35 after a Gwathmey fast-break layup with 13:05 to play,
the Dukes went 0-for-12 from the floor while Hofstra outscored JMU 19-1 over a
span of 7:13. An Onyeuku layup with 4:54 left gave the Pride its first lead of
the game, 53-52.
After Hislop knocked down a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired, Oneyku
connected on a long jumper to tie the game at 55 with 4:06 to play.
JMU outscored the Pride 13-5 in the final 2:57 to pull away for the win. The Pride was 2-for-8 from the field in final
last four minutes, and after JMU took a 61-57 lead on a Shepherd layup with
1:26 left, Hofstra was forced to foul
The Dukes converted seven of eight free throws in the last 45.1 seconds
to clinch the victory.