After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, men’s and women’s basketball JMU returned to action this week. Here is what happened.
Men’s basketball (9-3, 0-1 CAA)
JMU men’s basketball returned from a nearly month-long hiatus on Sunday, falling 87-80 at Hofstra. Redshirt junior guard Vado Morse scored 17 points in the first half to help JMU take a 44-43 halftime lead. However, the Dukes faded into the home stretch, failing to score for the last 3:45.
Morse led the Dukes with 24 points and graduate guard Takal Molson added 16. It was JMU’s first home loss of the season.
Women’s basketball (6-7, 2-0 CAA)
After a two-and-a-half-week hiatus with two games postponed, JMU women’s basketball opened its conference program with a 67-39 victory over William & Mary Friday. Second-year forward Annalicia Goodman racked up a double-double, scoring 16 points and posting 12 rebounds. Second-year guard Jamia Hazell scored 12 points.
Sunday, the dukes survived Elon 59-57. Junior guard Kiki Jefferson led JMU with 22 points, and Goodman had another double-double, with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
JMU baseball redshirt second-year outfielder / pitcher Chase DeLauter was named to America’s First Team of the Perfect Game / Rawlings preseason as an outfielder. Last year, DeLauter hit .386, led the Dukes in several offensive categories and reached base safely in 25 of 26 games. He is currently a screened first-round pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
JMU Football has added transfer quarterback Todd Centeio, who will play his final year of eligibility with the Dukes in 2022. He has spent the last two seasons with Colorado State, where he pitched for 3,165 yards and 16 touchdowns. on 243 of 416 passes rushing for 531 yards and a pair of scores.
Former JMU softball pitcher Jailyn Ford (2013-16) has been named one of 18 members of the 2022 U.S. National Women’s Softball Team for the World Games. The U.S. team will compete at the 2022 World Games in July in Birmingham, Alabama, where Ford will be one of four pitchers.