Charlotte, N.C. - The USCAA #2 Johnson & Wales women's basketball team rode a balanced attack to its ninth straight win, defeating Columbia International University 83-62 on Monday night at the Wildcat Center.
Ineesha Hankerson was one point shy of posting her fourth conesecutive double-double, finishing with nine points and 11 rebounds.
Johnson & Wales led by only four midway through the second quarter, but closed out on an 11-0 run to take a commanding 37-22 lead into the break. From that point, it was all Wildcats, as the hosts grew their lead to as many as 34 early in the fourth quarter.
Johnson & Wales continued to shoot the ball well, finishing over 43 percent on the night on 33-of-76 shooting. The Wildcats entered the game ranked sixth in the nation in field goal percentage at 41 percent.
Fatigue was a likely factor for the visiting Rams (4-19), who entered the game with only six healthy players. Raven Fleming led all scorers with 22 points.
The Wildcats will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., to play Piedmont International University. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.