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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January 16, 2020) – Double-doubles by senior Lexie Jackson and junior Tianna Ayulo helped lead the (rv) Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (12-4, 6-2 TSC) to its second-straight win, defeating the Florida Memorial Lions (8-10, 3-5 TSC), 76-66, on Thursday night.
Ayulo posted 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. The native of Hollywood, Florida, shot 10-of-20 from the floor while dishing out five assists. Jackson recorded the first double-double of her JWU career, scoring 11 points and registering a career-high 12 rebounds. The native of Indio, California, also tallied two assists, two steals and one blocked shot.
Also scoring in double-figures were junior Alexis McClain (18) and sophomore Jordan McDuffie (10). McClain was 7-of-11 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line while McDuffie notched a game-high six assists to go along with five rebounds and two steals.
The Wildcats ended the night, shooting 38.5 percent from the floor (30-of-78) and were 4-of-14 from 3-point range (28.6 percent). The Lions were 26-of-71 from the field (36.6 percent) and converted 33.3 percent of their shots from 3-point range (8-of-24).
JWU held a 59-35 edge in rebounding including a 27-11 advantage on the offensive glass.
The Wildcats will travel to Miami Gardens, Florida, to take on St. Thomas on Saturday, January 18. 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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