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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (November 23, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (5-0, 2-0 TSC) won its fifth-straight contest with a 75-72 victory over the Keiser Seahawks (3-3, 1-1 TSC) on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats were led offensively by junior Tianna Ayulo who posted 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the floor and 7-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line. The native of Hollywood, Florida, also dished out three assists and recorded three steals.
Senior Lexie Jackson added 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting while sophomore Jordan McDuffie registered 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Junior Chrystal Pressley grabbed a game-high 15 boards to go along with eight points.
JWU finished the afternoon shooting 41.8 percent from the floor (28-of-67) and was 5-of-17 from 3-point range (29.4 percent). KU converted 36.5 percent of its shots (23-of-63) and drained 6-of-16 attempts from 3-point land.
The Wildcats will next host the Coastal Georgia Mariners on Thursday, December 5. Game time is slated for 5:30 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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