Hot Shooting Leads to First Win of the Season for the Wildcats

Hot Shooting Leads to First Win of the Season for the Wildcats

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2019)
– Converting a season-high 34 field goals, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (1-15, 1-8 TSC) picked up its first win of the season with a 95-79 win over the Webber International Warriors (10-10, 2-7 TSC) on Saturday afternoon.

Five Wildcats reached double-figures in scoring led by junior Michael Stuart, who posted 16 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the floor and was 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. Junior Sidney Alcena (5-of-11) and senior Jacknelson Joseph (5-of-12) added a 14 points apiece. Sophomore Jordan Martin contributed 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor while Willem Vermylen rounded out the scoring with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting.

Alcena also grabbed a game-high-tying eight rebounds. Joining Alcena with eight boards was freshman Tristan Stephens. The native of West Palm Beach, Florida, scored eight points versus the Warriors. Vermylen was also a big contributor on the boards, grabbing seven in the contest. Freshman point guard Dwayne Adams dished out a career-high eight assists and added eight points.  

JWU led 38 of the 40 total minutes and maintained a double-digit lead for nearly 22 minutes beginning with an 11-point advantage with 1:56 left in the first half.

For the game, JWU shot 48.6 percent (second-highest shooting percentage of the season) going 34-of-70 from the field. The Wildcats also drained 15-of-36 attempts from 3-point range (41.7 percent) and was 12-of-16 from the free-throw line (75.0 percent). WIU was 22-of-55 (40.0 percent) for the game, including 10-of-26 from 3-point land (38.5 percent). The Warriors went to the line 35 times, making 25 (71.4 percent).

The Wildcats will host the Thomas Night Hawks on Thursday, January 17. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.