Hazel and Ventulan Notch Career Highs in Points in 96-88 (OT) Loss at Coastal Georgia

Hazel and Ventulan Notch Career Highs in Points in 96-88 (OT) Loss at Coastal Georgia

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (February 8, 2020)
– Despite career highs in points by redshirt freshman Negus Hazel and sophomore Vince Ventulan, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (7-15, 3-11 TSC) fell to the Coastal Georgia Mariners (13-13, 6-8 TSC) on Saturday afternoon.

After 40 minutes of action no winner was decided ass the game was knotted up a 77-all. In overtime, the Mariners used an 11-2 run to start the extra frame, putting the game out of reach.

Hazel, who bested his previous high of 19 (yesterday at Thomas), posted a career-high 21 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor and 10-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line. Hazel also grabbed five boards in the game. Ventulan, who scored 19 points, went 6-of-10 from the floor and was 6-of-8 from the free-throw line while recording a team-high-tying six rebounds.

Joining Hazel and Ventulan in double-digit scoring were Dante Pace (13) and Kevin Rostamian (13).

The Wildcats ended the day shooting 40.0 percent from the floor (28-of-70) and was 8-of-30 from 3-point range (26.7 percent). The Mariners shot 25-of-61 from the field (41.0 percent) and converted 22.6 percent of their shots from long range (7-of-31).

CCG out-rebounded JWU, 50-31, and held a 13-5 edge on the offensive glass.

JWU will return home to take on the Ave Maria Gyrenes on Thursday, February 13. Game time is slated 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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