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JWU Downs Warren Wilson To Remain Unbeaten In EMAC Play

Photo Courtesy Johnson & Wales
Photo Courtesy Johnson & Wales

Recap courtesy Johnson & Wales Sports Information

Charlotte, NC - The Johnson & Wales women's basketball team returned to the court after a two week break and downed Warren Wilson 71-55 in Eastern Metro Athletic Conference action on Wednesday night.

How It Happened:
  • JWU made their first three field goals en route to a 9-0 lead in the game's first two minutes.
  • The Wildcats converted 3 of 6 three point attempts in the first quarter to lead 21-13 after the first ten minutes.
  • JWU's bench provided solid minutes in the second quarter as they helped the Wildcats maintain some separation from Warren Wilson. JWU led 31-24 at the break.
  • A 10-5 spurt by the Owls in the first four minutes of the 3rd quarter saw them draw to within a basket at 36-34.
  • Tee Dorsey responded with an conventional three point play on JWU's next possession to restore a five point advantage, and the Wildcats would lead 49-42 after three periods.
  • Karynton Clark made a three pointer with 8 minutes left to extend the JWU lead to 13, and the Wildcats cruised home from that point.
Key Stats:
  • JWU tied their season-high with 8 three-pointers.
  • The two teams played to a stalemate on the boards, each grabbing 39 rebounds.
  • The Wildcats assisted on 17 of their 26 field goals.
  • Jordan McDuffie was 8-16 from the field, and 5-8 from three point range in scoring 22 points and tallying 10 rebounds.
  • Joyiah White had 10 points and 6 rebounds.
  • Leslie Hodges scored a career-high 9 points, and also pulled down 7 rebounds.
  • Clinton entered the game ranked #10 in USCAA Division I Women's Basketball, while the Wildcats are ranked #1 in USCAA Division II Women's Basketball.
  • JWU improves to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in EMAC play while Warren Wilson drops to 5-13 overall and 3-3 in EMAC play.
Up Next:

The Wildcats will host Mid-Atlantic Christian on Friday, Feb, 4th at 3:30pm.