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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (December 7, 2019) – Scoring a career-high 22 points, including 20 of the team's 31 total point in the fourth quarter, sophomore Jordan McDuffie guided the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (7-0, 4-0 TSC) to its seventh-straight win with an 84-72 victory over the Thomas Night Hawks (0-7, 0-5 TSC) on Saturday afternoon.
McDuffie notched her first 20-point outing of the season, shooting 7-of-11 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. The native of White Plains, Maryland, also dished out a team-high seven assists and had two steals versus TU.
Joining McDuffie in double-digit scoring were sophomore Alexis McClain (15), and freshmen Shykim Gillion (10) and Shikal Gillion (12). McClain notched five rebounds and notched one of the team four total blocks in the contest. Shykim Gillion led JWU with five steals to go along with six assists while Shikal Gillion added three steals and two assists.
JWU finished the night shooting 51.6 percent from the floor (33-of-64) and was 4-of-15 from the free-throw line (26.7 percent). The Night Hawks were 26-of-52 from the floor (50.0 percent) and converted 46.2 percent from beyond the arc (6-of-13). The Wildcats out-rebounded TU, 39-24, and held a 20-4 edge in second chance points.
The Wildcats will hit the road to take on Florida National on Wednesday, December 11. Game time is set for 6:00 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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