Slow Start Dooms Wildcats On Road

Slow Start Dooms Wildcats On Road

Winston-Salem, NC - The JWU women's basketball team traveled to Piedmont International University on Friday. The Wildcats fell behind early and could never recover, falling 72-58.

After starting the game with a 5-2 lead, JWU fell behind within three minutes of the tip-off and would trail the rest of the game. JWU would cut the lead down to single digits in the third quarter, but PIU stretched the lead as high as 22 points in the fourth.  The Bruins (7-10) held a bench scoring advantage of 34-21 and a 34-20 edge on points in the paint.

"I thought our team competed hard in a tough environment. After the first quarter we defended really well. I'm proud of our effort but we have to do a better job executing and finishing possessions. That's on me and something we will improve upon," reflected Interim Coach Aram Parunak. "This team is still learning how good it can be. Sometimes those lessons aren't very fun. I am sure the JWU community will be out in full force on Tuesday to see us in action."

Chase Muhammad led the Wildcats (5-4) in scoring with 20 points, followed by Kayla Kent with 12 and Ineesha Hankerson with 10. Hankerson led the team with 12 rebounds while Muhammad chipped in 9. 

The Wildcats return to action at home on Jan. 15 for a "white out" double header vs Bob Jones University. The women's game will tip-off at 6:00 pm and the first 50 students to arrive will be given t-shirts to "white out" Cats' Corner.