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Johnson & Wales Downs Regent

Photo Courtesy Johnson & Wales
Photo Courtesy Johnson & Wales

Recap Courtesy Johnson & Wales Sports Information

Virginia Beach, VA - Less than 22 hours after defeating Mid-Atlantic Christian at home, the Johnson & Wales women's basketball team kept their perfect EMAC record in tact with a 64-39 win at Regent University.

How It Happened:
  • The Royals scored the game's first four points and led for about the first seven and a half minutes of the first period.
  • Jayla Lovett's layup with 91 seconds remaining in the period put JWU up for good, a prelude to a huge day from Lovett.
  • That basket was part of a 12-2 run that spanned the first and second quarters that saw the Wildcats go from down one point to up by 9.
  • The 2nd period was the real turning point in the game. The Royals were held to only 9 points on 4-15 shooting, while JWU got points from 7 different players in the stanza, as they shot 53.3% from the field.
  • The stellar defensive effort continued in the third quarter, as JWU allowed a lone basket from Regent and six total points.
Key Stats:
  • JWU committed a season-low 10 turnovers.
  • The teams each tallied 37 rebounds.
  • JWU converted 17 Regent turnovers into 17 points.
  • Jayla Lovett scored a career-high 25 points on 10-21 shooting, including 2-5 from three-point range.
  • Tanaeschia Dorsey had 10 points, while Joyiah White grabbed 9 rebounds.
  • Leslie Hodges had 7 points and 8 rebounds.
  • JWU improves to 13-2 overall and 5-0 in EMAC play while Regent drops to 1-11 overall and 0-6 in EMAC play.