JWU Hosts Ave Maria in Sun Conference Quarterfinal Match on Tuesday

JWU Hosts Ave Maria in Sun Conference Quarterfinal Match on Tuesday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (February 24, 2020) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (19-7) will host the Ave Maria Gyrenes (15-13) in the Sun Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday, February 25. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m.

This will mark the first time JWU has hosted a conference tournament game in women's basketball.

(No. 3 seed) Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (19-7) vs (No. 6 seed) Ave Maria (15-13)

Game Time: 6:00 pm   

Date: Feb. 25, 2020
Location: North Miami, Fla.
Venue: Wildcat Center (1600 NE 126th St, North Miami, FL 33181)
Admission: $5 general admission, JWU students, staff, and faculty (w/ valid JWU ID) and children 12-and-under are free.
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JWU Women's Basketball

Last time out:
Out-scoring the Lions 22-8 in the fourth quarter, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (19-7, 13-5 TSC) defeated the Florida Memorial Lions (13-15, 8-10 TSC), 60-49, on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats were led by juniors Tianna Ayulo (16 points) and Alexis McClain (15 points), who combined for 31 of JWU 60 total points. Ayulo shot 6-of-13 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. The native of Hollywood, Florida, grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and dished out a team-best six assists. McClain converted 6-of-13 from the field and was 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. The product of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, recorded seven rebounds and a team-high two blocked shots.

After falling behind 16-10 in the first quarter, JWU held the Lions to just eight points to head into halftime with a 24-26 lead. Again FMU jumped out to a 51-48 edge after three stanzas, but the Wildcats again held the Lions to just eight points in the final 10 minutes to come away with the 11-point victory.

JWU ended the contest shooting 35.5 percent from the floor (22-of-62) and was 4-of-14 from 3-point range (28.6 percent). FMU made 18-of-58 attempts from the field (31.0 percent) and converted 28.6 percent from beyond the arc (4-of-14). The Wildcats were out-rebounded 49-36, but used 22 FMU turnovers to hold the Lions under 50 points.

2019-20 Leaders
Points: Tianna Ayulo – 17.5 ppg
Rebounds: Chrystal Pressley – 8.1 rpg
Assists: Tianna Ayulo – 3.5 apg

2019-20 Game Highs



Tianna Ayulo at St. Thomas (01/18/20)

Field Goals Made


Two times

3-Point FG Made


Lexie Jackson vs Southeastern (01/09/20)



Two times



Tianna Ayulo vs Lawrence Tech (12/29/19)



Shikal Gillion vs Coastal Georgia (12/06/19)

Blocked Shots      


Seven times


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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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