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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January, 4, 2020) – With four Wildcats scoring in double-figures, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (5-8, 1-4 TSC) picked up its third-straight victory, defeating the Webber International Warriors (8-8, 2-4 TSC), 83-73, on Saturday evening. The win marked the first conference win of the season for the Wildcats.
Freshman Dante Pace led all JWU scorers with 18 points. The native Miami, Florida, shot 6-of-13 from 3-point range. Also scoring in double-figures were freshman Alex Doane (16), sophomore Vince Ventulan (13), and sophomore Tristan Stephens (11). Doane was 4-of-12 from beyond the arc to go along with four assists. Ventulan was 3-of-5 from the floor and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Stephens grabbed 10 boards to register his second double-double of the season.
Leading JWU on the glass was sophomore Kevin Rostamian, who grabbed a game-high 12 boards. The first-year Wildcat also scored nine points and blocked a game-best three shots.
JWU ended the night shooting 49.1 percent from the floor (28-of-57) and was 17-of-38 from 3-point range (44.7 percent). WIU was held to 39.7 percent shooting from the floor (23-of-58) and made just 7-of-25 attempts from downtown (28.0 percent).
JWU held a slight edge in total rebounds, 38-34, with the Warriors out-scoring the Wildcats in second-chance points, 24-14. However, it was the three-ball that proved to be the difference as JWU made 10 more 3-pointers than WIU.
The Wildcats will host the Southeastern Fire on Thursday, January 9. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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