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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (December 18, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (8-1) suffered its first loss of the season, falling to the Texas Wesleyan Rams (7-2), 88-68, on Wednesday evening.
Junior Tianna Ayulo scored a season-high 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the floor and 5-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line. The native of Hollywood, Florida, also grabbed a season-high 13 boards for her third double-double of the year.
Sophomore Jordan McDuffie added 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting while dishing out three assists. Freshman Shykim Gillion led JWU with five assists and four steals while scoring seven points and registering five rebounds.
The Wildcats ended the night shooting 36.5 percent (23-of-63) from the floor and hit on 4-of-14 shots from 3-point range (28.6 percent). The Rams converted 34-of-62 (54.8 percent) from the floor and shot 57.1 percent (12-of-21) from downtown. JWU out-rebounded Texas Wesleyan, 40-35, and held a 17-10 edge on the offensive glass.
JWU will travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to take on SUNY Poly in the Cruzin' Classic on Friday, December 20. Game time is set for noon.
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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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