Charlotte, NC -- Scoring was the theme of Saturday's Valentine's Day Doubleheader as the women put five scorers in double figures and the men had three twenty-point scorers en route to a sweep of Trinity Baptist College in the Student Center.
The Lady Wildcats asserted themselves quickly in the first half, building an eighteen-point lead by halfime at 38-20 behind 14 points from Justina Tyler. JWU went on to maintain that margin as Donyelle Stuetley took over the scoring duties and put in 15 points of her own in the second half. The Lady Wildcats outperformed Trinity Baptist in nearly every statistical category and put together a very convincing team effort. Vanderia Shackleford led the Wildcats in scoring with 19 points. Justina Tyler finished with 17 points, Donyelle Stuetley had 15, and Marketa Smalls had 10. Jaquana Pauling continued her strong play of late with another double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds.
The JWU men put up 88 points in their game after also building a first-half lead and maintaining it through the end. Up 49-32 at halftime, the Wildcats kept Trinity Baptist at bay while shooting 61% on field goals and 30% from outside the arc. Rickey Porter led the Wildcats with 25 points, and Joshua Cohen added 20 points. DeQuincey Bennett connected on six three-pointers to finish with 21 points on the day.
The women's team improves to 9-13 on the season. The Lady Wildcats take on Allen University on Thursday, February 19 at 5:30 PM.
The #5 men's team continues its quest for a postseason berth and improves to 16-10. They welcome College of Faith to the Student Center on Monday, February 16. Game time is 7:30 PM.