Women’s Basketball Downs Ave Maria, 81-77, in Overtime

Women’s Basketball Downs Ave Maria, 81-77, in Overtime

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AVE MARIA, Fla. (January 11, 2020) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (11-4, 5-2 TSC) defeated the Ave Maria Gyrenes (13-5, 6-2 TSC), 81-77, in overtime on Saturday evening.

Four Wildcats reached double-figures in scoring led by junior Tianna Ayulo, who posted 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor. The native of Hollywood, Florida, also notched five boards, two assists and one blocked shot versus the Gyrenes.

Also scoring in double figures were freshman Shykim Gillion (14), sophomore Jordan McDuffie (14) and junior Alexis McClain (11).

Leading JWU in rebounding was junior Chrystal Pressley with 10 boards.

The Wildcats finished the afternoon shooting 50.0 percent from the floor (34-of 68) and were 2-of-11 from 3-point range (18.2 percent). The Gyrenes were 30-of-78 from the field (38.5 percent) and converted 50.0 percent from downtown (10-of-20).

JWU will host the Florida Memorial Lions on Thursday, January 16. 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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