NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Diamond Williams became Johnson & Wales' all-time leader in points, scoring 19 versus St. Thomas in an 81-68 loss to the Bobcats (16-7, 12-1 TSC) on Thursday evening.
Williams, who finished the night with 1,502 career-points, entered the night with 1,483 points (13 shy of the previous school record held by Myia Russell; 1,496 from [2011-2014]). The native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida poured in a team-high 19 points to become the school's all-time leading scorer and the first player in JWU history to score more than 1,500 points. Williams ended the night shooting 5-of-15 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. She also notched a game-high seven assists.
Bevin Mays added 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. She also had a game-high two blocked shots. Tianna Ayulo posted 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting whiles JoNae Gonzales scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the floor. Leading the team in rebounding was Antranae Alvin, who grabbed seven boards versus the Bobcats.
The Wildcats (8-15, 4-10 TSC) trailed for much of the game, shooting 39.3 percent from the floor (22-of-56) and 26.1 percent from 3-point range (6-of-23). STU converted 51.7 percent of its shots (31-of-60) and hit on 5-of-13 shots from downtown (38.5 percent). JWU out-rebounded St. Thomas to hold an 18-7 edge in second-chance points but the Bobcats used a 32-11 lead after the first to hold on for the team's 12 conference win of the season.
The Wildcats will head to Miami Gardens to take on Florida Memorial on Saturday, February 3. Tipoff is slated for 2:00 p.m.