Wildcats Travel to Babson Park, Florida, for Sun Conference Doubleheader on Thursday

Wildcats Travel to Babson Park, Florida, for Sun Conference Doubleheader on Thursday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's and women's basketball teams travel to Babson Park, Florida, to take on the Webber International Warriors in a Sun Conference doubleheader on Thursday, February 14.



JWU at Webber International (Doubleheader)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
Location: Babson Park, Fla.
Venue: Sabbagh Athletic Center (1201 N Scenic Hwy, Babson Park, FL 33827)

Women's Game
Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (8-16, 5-11 TSC) at Webber International (9-15, 4-12 TSC)
Game Time: 5:30 pm   
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Men's Game
Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (2-21, 2-14 TSC) at Webber International (12-16, 3-13 TSC)
Game Time: 7:30 pm   
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JWU Women's Basketball

Last time out: Led by senior JoNae Gonzales-Smith's game-high 31 points, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (8-16, 5-11 TSC) defeated the Keiser Seahawks (12-15, 6-10 TC), 86-69, on Saturday afternoon. The win gave the Wildcats the season series sweep of the Seahawks and kept JWU alive in the chase for the final Sun Conference playoff spot. In a game which the Wildcats never trailed, Gonzales-Smith shot 12-of-21 from the floor and was 7-of-14 from 3-point range for her fourth 30-point game of the season. The native of Richmond, California, added six rebounds and two assists on the afternoon. Saturday marked her seventh game with five-or-more 3-point buckets this year as the second-year Wildcat leads the team with 68 treys (entered the game ranked No. 5 in the conference with 2.65 3-pointers made-per-game). Freshman Jordan McDuffie registered the first 20-point game of her career, scoring 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting versus the Seahawks. The native of White Plains, Maryland, grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists. Sophomore Tianna Ayulo added 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting with a team-high nine rebounds, a game-high five assists, and a contest-best four steals. The native of Hollywood, Florida, became the fourth player in JWU women's basketball history to score 1,000 points in a career, finishing the game with 1,005. Ayulo notched her 1,000th point following a made layup at the 4:08 mark in the third quarter. Currently the league's leading scorer (21.5 points-per-game), Ayulo is the first player in JWU history to notch 500-or-more points in a single season (516). Sophomore Alexis McClain rounded out the team's top scorers, pouring in 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting while tallying six boards.


2018-19 Leaders
Points: Tianna Ayulo – 21.5 ppg

Rebounds: Tianna Ayulo – 8.4 rpg

Assists: Tianna Ayulo – 3.7 apg


2018-19 Game Highs

Points

33

Tianna Ayulo at Warner (01/10/19)

Field Goals Made

14

Tianna Ayulo vs. Keiser (01/05/19)

3-Point FG Made

8

JoNae Gonzales-Smith vs. Keiser (01/05/19)

Rebounds

15

Two times

Assists    

10         

Tianna Ayulo vs Florida National (11/06/18)

Steals   

7         

Tianna Ayulo vs Florida National (11/06/18)

Blocked Shots      

4         

Alexis McClain vs Thomas (01/17/19)


The Matchup

  WIU JWU
Current Record 9 - 15 8 - 16
Scoring 1636 1693
Points Per Game 68.167 70.542
Scoring Margin 1.333 -3.792
Field Goals 614 649
Field Goal Percentage 0.398 0.413
3-pt FG 136 151
3-point FG Percent 0.308 0.302
3-point FG made per game 5.667 6.292
Free Throws 272 244
Free throw pct 0.618 0.665
Rebounds 1018 974
Rebounds per game 42.417 40.583
Rebounding Margin -0.417 1.167
Assists 336 324
Assists per game 14.000 13.500
Turnovers 423 398
Turnovers per game 17.625 16.583
Turnover margin -1.083 -2.083
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.794 0.814
Steals 211 196
Steals per game 8.792 8.167
Blocks 112 78
Blocks per game 4.667 3.250

 

Up next: The Wildcats will close out the 2018-19 regular season, hosting the Warner Royals on Saturday, February 16. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.


JWU Men's Basketball

Last time out: The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (2-21, 2-14 TSC) fell to the Keiser Seahawks (14-12, 10-6 TSC), 69-52, on Saturday afternoon from Massimino Court. The Wildcats were led by senior Jacknelson Joseph, who scored a game-high 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the floor, including a 5-of-10 performance from 3-point range. The Miami native also registered three boards, two assists, a blocked shot, and a steal. Joining Joseph in double-digit scoring was Dwayne Adams, who contributed 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. The first-year Wildcat grabbed a team-high five boards and dished out a game-high five assists.

2018-19 Leaders
Points: Dwayne Adams – 13.3 ppg

Rebounds: Tristan Stephens – 4.6 rpg

Assists: Dwayne Adams – 3.9 apg


2018-19 Game Highs

Points

27         

Dwayne Adams vs Coastal Georgia (01/19/19)

Field Goals Made

10

Tristan Stephens vs. St. Thomas (12/8/18)

3-Point FG Made

8         

Michael Stuart at Southeastern (11/29/18)

Rebounds

12       

Tristan Stephens vs. St. Thomas (12/8/18)

Assists    

8         

Dwayne Adams vs Webber Int'l (01/12/19)

Steals   

5         

Dwayne Adams at Warner (01/10/19)

Blocked Shots      

3         

Three times


The Matchup

  WIU JWU
Current Record 12 - 16 2 - 21
Scoring 2336 1554
Points Per Game 83.429 67.565
Scoring Margin -0.714 -15.870
Field Goals 805 551
Field Goal Percentage 0.439 0.389
3-pt FG 251 242
3-point FG Percent 0.337 0.324
3-point FG made per game 8.964 10.522
Free Throws 475 211
Free throw pct 0.716 0.672
Rebounds 1092 683
Rebounds per game 39.000 29.696
Rebounding Margin -0.571 -12.609
Assists 371 287
Assists per game 13.250 12.478
Turnovers 430 319
Turnovers per game 15.357 13.870
Turnover margin 0.321 1.087
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.863 0.900
Steals 192 161
Steals per game 6.857 7.000
Blocks 88 75
Blocks per game 3.143 3.261

 

Up next: JWU will host the Warner Royals in the Wildcat's final home game of the 2018-19 season on Saturday, February 16. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.