Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Edward Waters Taking the Long, Hard Road to Conference Tournament

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Edward Waters Taking the Long, Hard Road to Conference Tournament

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The Edward Waters College men's basketball team is taking a three-week break for the holidays after surviving a long, hard road schedule.

The Tigers played 10 of their 14 opponents on the road, which is what third-year coach Buster Harvey prefers.

"One of the things that we do on purpose is we play a very tough schedule, and we play a lot of road games," Harvey said. "The bottom line is when it comes conference time, I don't care what our record is. It's whether you can play against tough competition."

After the break, EWC (10-4) travels to a tournament in Palm Beach before playing 12 consecutive Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games to close the regular season. Seven of those games are on the road.

The Tigers have won both games on their home court, James Weldon Johnson Middle School. They are 6-4 on the road. Three of those road victories were against fellow National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics teams that were ranked in the Top 20 national poll.

Technically, Edward Waters can claim two additional road victories for winning once at Ribault High School and once at Stanton Prep.

The team recently avenged two earlier road losses, which includes last Saturday's 74-66 win against Florida Memorial, as part of a five-game win streak.

JACKSON SPARKS DOLPHINS -- Jacksonville University freshman forward Yolisha Jackson made the most of her first collegiate start last Saturday.

In 27 minutes, she scored a career-high 20 points -- the most by any Dolphin this season -- and fouled out with 30 seconds remaining in JU's 79-68 loss to Stetson. She also had three rebounds, two assists and a block.

Jackson's previous career-high was 13 points against High Point on Dec. 2.

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