Women’s Basketball Suffers First Conference Loss, 74-56

Women’s Basketball Suffers First Conference Loss, 74-56

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January, 4, 2020)
– Shooting just 27.3 percent from the field, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (10-3, 4-1 TSC) suffered its first Sun Conference loss of the season, falling to Webber International (8-8, 2-4 TSC), 74-56, on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats were led offensively by senior Lexie Jackson, who posted a career-high 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting from the floor and 4-of-4 shooting from the free-throw line. The native on Indio, California, also collected six rebounds, dished out three assists, produced two blocked shots and had three steals.

Joining Jackson in double-digit scoring were both junior Tianna Ayulo (12) and sophomore Ayshia Scott (11). Ayulo was 5-of-18 from the floor while Scott shot 5-of-11 from the field.

Leading JWU in rebounding was junior Chrystal Pressley, who notched 12 boards. Also reaching double-figures in rebounding was freshman Shikal Gillion (10).

JWU was 21-of-77 from the floor and converted just 21.1 percent of its shots from 3-point range (4-of-19). WIU made 25-of-62 attempts from the field (40.3 percent) and shot 40.0 percent from downtown (6-of-15). The Wildcats held a slight edge in rebounding, 49-48, including a 23-15 edge on the offensive glass. JWU also notched nine blocked shots in the contest.

The Wildcats will host the Southeastern Fire on Thursday, January 9. Game time is set 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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