Turnovers Prove To Be Costly in Wildcats’ 82-57 loss at Coastal Georgia

Turnovers Prove To Be Costly in Wildcats’ 82-57 loss at Coastal Georgia


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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Jan. 20, 2018) – Committing 20 turnovers, resulting in 22 Mariner points, the Johnson & Wales women's basketball team (8-12, 4-7 TSC) fell to Coastal Georgia (14-5, 9-2 TSC), 82-57, on Saturday afternoon.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Wildcats and moves JWU to 3-3 in conference road games this season.

Diamond Williams led the Wildcats in scoring for the third-straight game, posting 19 points on 4-of-16 shooting from the floor and a team-best 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. It marked the third time this season Williams has drained 10-or-more free-throw attempts in a single game. The 11 made free throws ties her career-high set earlier this season versus Coastal Georgia (Nov. 16). Notching her first-career double-double, Alexis McClain scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday. The first-year Wildcat was 4-of-7 from the floor and registered a game-high three blocked shots. Fellow freshman Tianna Ayulo contributed 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting while recording seven rebounds and two blocked shots.

JWU finished the game shooting 20-of-66 from the floor (30.3 percent) and struggled from 3-point range at 4.8 percent (1-of-21). The Mariners were 26-of-64 from the floor (40.6 percent) and converted just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc (4-of-16). Both teams converted over 70.0 percent from the free-throw line as JWU was 16-of-21 and CGU was 26-of-37.

The Wildcats return home to host Ave Maria on Thursday, January 25. Tipoff from the Wildcat Center is set for 7:30 p.m.