Tuesday, 17 October 2017

JU has record-breaking season

Head Coach of the Jacksonville University women's basketball program, Grand Bahamas’ Yolett McPhee-McCuin led her team to another record-breaking season.

The Dolphins program (23-9, 11-3 ASUN Conference) finished its 2016-17 season at Georgia Tech Thursday in its appearance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).

The final score read 71-55 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
 
"The end result isn't what we wanted but I'm extremely proud of how we played," said Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "The girls left it on the floor. I'm very proud of my team, and I'm thankful for the year we've had."
 
Continuing she said, "Our seniors can hang their hats knowing they were a part of a championship and the first WNIT appearance. The trajectory of this program is moving upward, and I look forward to us getting some rest and building on what we've started here."
 
The Dolphins earned a postseason bid after a stellar campaign that tied the program's single-season win mark at 23.
 
Season accolades under Coach McPhee- McCuin also saw Sherranda ReddickChristin Mercer and Brandi Buie named all-conference, and the most nonconference wins (11) and regular season wins (22). 
 
There is one Bahamian player on the team in red shirt freshman Shalonda Neely who stands 6’0” and plays the centre position.  She is from Freeport, Grand Bahama and attended Arlington Country Day High School in Jacksonville where she averaged 12 points and 15 rebounds in her junior campaign en route to the team winning a Deep South Classic Championship title.
 
Shalonda is the daughter of Solomon and Desiree Neely and she has three siblings.
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