Jackson Scored Career 24 Points in 98-61 Loss to No. 2 Southeastern

Jackson Scored Career 24 Points in 98-61 Loss to No. 2 Southeastern

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January 9, 2020)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (10-4, 4-2 TSC) dropped a 98-61 decision to the No. 2-ranked Southeastern Fire (15-2, 7-0 TSC) on Thursday evening.

Senior Lexie Jackson scored a career-high 24 points in the loss, reaching the 20-point plateau for the first time in her JWU career. The native of Indio, California, shot 8-of-13 from the floor and was 6-of-7 from 3-point land. Jackson also grabbed seven rebounds and had one blocked shot.

Sophomore Jordan McDuffie also reached double-figures in scoring, posting 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting. The native of White Plains, Maryland, dished out a team-best four assists and registered a squad-best three steals.

Leading the Wildcats in rebound was junior Chrystal Pressley, who grabbed eight boards versus the Fire.

JWU ended the night shooting 37.7 percent from the floor (23-of-61) and was 11-of-28 from 3-point range (39.3 percent). SEU drained 40-of-79 shots from the field (50.6 percent) and hit on 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. JWU committed 34 turnovers resulting in 42 points for the Fire.

JWU will travel to Ave Maria, Florida, to take on the Gyrenes on Saturday, January 11. Game time is set for 2:00 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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