Dukes Roll To Sixth Straight Win

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (JMU Athletics) -- James Madison women's basketball completed the regular-season sweep of Hofstra with a 59-44 victory at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on Sunday afternoon.

Both teams started the game exchanging baskets back and forth. Behind five points from Lexie Barrier, the Dukes (18-4, 10-1) took a 12-5 lead in the opening frame. Hofstra (7-16, 1-10) rattled off a 6-1 run to end the frame and trail just 13-11.

Logan Reynolds caused havoc upon the Pride offense swiping the ball on two straight possessions, which resulted in an 8-0 run for JMU to take a 25-15 lead. Hofstra hit its first three of the game in the last possession of the quarter as the Dukes led 25-18 at halftime.

Back-to-back threes to open the frame for JMU continued to keep the Dukes ahead of Hofstra. The Dukes shot an impressive 61% from the field and 60% from behind the arc in the frame. The Pride hit another buzzer three, but the Dukes stayed in front 45-32.

The Pride began a comeback early in the final quarter, but JMU remained in control to pick up its 10th conference win of the season and second straight regular-season sweep of the year 59-44.

Logan Reynolds scored a season-high 11 points, grabbed a career-high 8 rebounds, dished out six assists, swiped the ball five times and turned the ball over zero times in her 36 minutes played

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Barrier (13) with at least 10 points for 9th straight game, Smalls (11) for 24th straight game
11th time this season holding an opponent to 50 or fewer points
Sixth straight win, tied for the longest win streak of the season
This win marked the sixth straight Northern swing sweep
JMU's six threes were the most since the Elon game (10)
This was the fourth game with 10 or fewer turnovers for the Dukes
The Dukes 10 steals was the seventh time this season with 10 or more swipes
JMU hit 10 conference wins for the 6th time in seven years in 11 games (or fewer)

JMU will return to the Convocation Center to host College of Charleston on Friday, February 15 at noon.