Balanced Effort Propels Ospreys to 103-57 Blowout of Edward Waters


 North Florida 103 | Edward Waters 57
Records: North Florida (2-7) | Edward Waters (4-4)
Location: UNF Arena (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The Short Story: North Florida led wire-to-wire in a dominating 103-57 home victory over Edward Waters on Thursday night as five players reached double-digits and the Ospreys connected on 16 three-pointers to remain undefeated in UNF Arena this season.


Jadyn Parker notched the first double-double of his career after netting 14 points and 11 rebounds to go along with four blocked shots

Carter Hendricksen led a group of five Ospreys in double figures, finishing with 19 points and narrowly missed a double-double, pulling down 9 rebounds

Jarius Hicklen drilled a team bestt four treys en route to 13 points followed by 12 for Jonathan Aybar and 10 by Jose Placer

– Edward Waters had two players in double digits, paced by DeAndre Barton’s 14 points and 7 rebounds

– North Florida finished with 16 three-pointers as eight different players connected from long range in the contest

– UNF recorded 22 assists on 33 baskets in the game with 10 of the 12 players that got into the game tallying a helper | Hendricksen led squad with five assists

– Ospreys boasted a 49-34 rebounding edge and posted eight blocks and seven steals

– The Tigers shot just 34% from the floor including a 1-for-16 performance (6%) from the 3-point arc | North Florida shot 49% overall and 48% from long distance


– North Florida opened the game with an 8-2 spurt and never looked back

– Edward Waters kept things close for the first 10 minutes of action but a 20-4 run by UNF midway through the period made the score 38-18 | The Ospreys scored 10 straight points in the flurry and twice saw Emmanuel Adedoyin and Carter Hendricksen hit back-to-back treys

– The Tigers tallied the final four points of the half to trim the halftime margin to, 45-30

– Early in the second half, the teams settled into a back-and-forth flow with the lead hovering between 15-20 points

– Following a very lethargic offensive stretch, the Ospreys turned things up on both ends and grew their lead to 40 (88-48) on the strength of a 22-3 run | Jadyn Parker opened the surge with a pair of free throws followed by back-to-back triples for Jose Placer and Dorian James | Hendricksen posted a putback dunk and then Jonathan Aybar scored five consecutive points capped by a three-pointer | A Josh Berenbaum basket, a three for Jarius Hicklen and another Aybar lay-up closed the run

Jacob Crews dropped in back-to-back threes in the closing minutes to give the Ospreys the final margin


– Parker’s double-double was just the second of the season for UNF | His points and rebounds were both career high marks

– Hendricksen notched a season high with his 19 points and moved to within 15 points of becoming UNF’s 18th 1,000-Point scorer

– Aybar posted his first double figure performance of the season

– Ospreys have made double-digit threes in three of their last four contests

– Triple digit total marked the second of the season and 44th all-time in program history | UNF is averaing 103.0 PPG at home this year

– Win upped the Ospreys all-time record vs Edward Waters to 20-3

– Marked the highest shooting percentage of the season for the Ospreys and best 3-point performance

– Eight blocked shots matched a season high for UNF


North Florida hits the road for a pair of in-state battles beginning Sunday at FAU followed by a match-up with #14 Florida on Wednesday (Dec. 8).


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