JMU Women’s Basketball Year in Review

Image courtesy of JMU Athletics Communications

By Bennett Conlin (This content was originally published in our newsletter)

Record – 29-6, 17-1 CAA

Top performer – Kamiah Smalls. The junior averaged 15.9 points per game to go with 5.2 rebounds per game. She’s the team’s leader and one of the CAA’s best players.

Best moment – Beating Virginia Tech and former head coach Kenny Brooks 70-66 in the WNIT. Nearly 3,000 people packed the Convocation Center to watch a thrilling battle between the two squads. It was a big win on an emotional night.

Worst moment – Losing to Hofstra in the second round of the CAA Tournament. The Dukes were without Kamiah Smalls and Lexie Barrier got injured just minutes into the game. The loss cost JMU a chance at the NCAA Tournament. It was a disappointing loss.

Season summary – The Dukes were the CAA’s best team, but they didn’t win the conference tournament. JMU fell short of postseason expectations, but a nice WNIT run helped the season end on a positive note.

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