Wildcats Send Seniors Off in Style; Down Warner, 81-44

Wildcats Send Seniors Off in Style; Down Warner, 81-44

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (9-17, 6-12 TSC) sent its senior class out in style, defeating the Warner Lady Royals (7-23, 0-18 TSC), 81-44, in the team's final game of the 2018-19 season.

Prior to the game, JWU recognized its two seniors JoNae Gonzales-Smith and Priscilla Fernandez who were playing in the final game of their Wildcat careers.

Gonzales-Smith led all Wildcats with 29 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the floor, including 7-of-11 from 3-point land. The native of Richmond, California, grabbed 10 rebounds to notch her third double-double of the season. The 29-point outing marked the ninth time in 2018-19 that Gonzales-Smith registered 20-or-more points in a game. She also dished out four assists.

Sophomore Alexis McClain scored 10 points and recorded 11 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season. The native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was 5-of-9 from the floor. She also registered two assists, two blocked shots, and two steals.

Freshman Carol Hadnot rounded out the team's leading scorers, adding 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor. The native of Oceanside, California, collected five rounds, three assists, and two steals.

Sophomore Tianna Ayulo led all Wildcats with a game-high 12 rebounds on Saturday. The second-year Wildcat was one assist and one point shy of recording her second triple-double of the season. She recorded nine points on 3-of-9 shooting while dishing out nine assists.

JWU finished the afternoon, shooting 43.7 percent from the floor (31-of-71) and was 15-of-37 from downtown (40.5 percent). Warner struggled from the floor, hitting on just 13-of-67 shots from the floor (19.4 percent) and was 15.8 percent from 3-point range (3-of-19).

The Wildcats held a 54-43 advantage in rebounding while outscoring the Lady Royals in second-chance points, 16-6.

With the win, JWU ends the 2018-19 season with a 9-17 record (6-12 in conference play).