Sherranda Reddick breaks Dolphins' All-Time scoring record
On the cusp of creating history, Jacksonville University's senior captain Sherranda Reddick needed just six points in Monday's women's basketball contest at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The Jacksonville native became the Dolphins' all-time leading scorer in the second quarter of the 75-56 victory. She currently sits at 1,511 points, surpassing a career mark of 1,489 set by Ashley Williams during the 2005-08 seasons.
"If you would've asked me if I'd accomplish this when I was a freshman, I'd say 'Absolutely not.' I'm just incredibly thankful," said Reddick. "My teammates and coaches put me in position to score. This is just a blessing and an honor, and I'm truly happy."
Reddick pushed Jacksonville ahead, 7-5, on a corner three-pointer, and the Dolphins never looked back.
She tied the scoring record before the end of the opening quarter, assisted on a turnover caused by Christin Mercer, and broke the mark on a trey with 9:06 on the clock in the second.
"I'm extremely proud of Sherranda," said Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "What you're seeing from her is just a result of the work she's put in. To see it all come to fruition is exciting."
Reddick finished the evening with 27 points, Brandi Buie added 21 and Mercer 14. Buie's numbers also featured six rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals while Kimberly Dawkins recorded eight rebounds and a career-high six blocks.
"I'm even more proud of the team effort tonight, especially on the defensive end," continued McCuin. "The girls understand we have a small room for error. We're playing a man down and people are stepping up. I told them 'There's a difference between being cocky and being confident.' Confidence is knowing what you can do and showing it. Tonight, we played with confidence."
At halftime, JU held a 22-point lead on 51.6 percent shooting from the floor. Three players were in double-digits with Reddick posting 17 points.
In the decision, JU (14-4, 3-0 ASUN) remains perfect in ASUN Conference play and boasts a five-game winning streak. All available Dolphins competed on the night.
Jacksonville returns to Historic Swisher Gymnasium this weekend for a two-game home stand versus Kennesaw State and Lipscomb. Action against the Owls is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m.
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