Charlotte, NC - JWU women's basketball team took on Bob Jones University on Tuesday. The Wildcats used a late comeback and a strong performance from junior forward Ineesha Hankerson to capture the 81-75 victory.
- The Wildcats trailed most of the first half, going down 15 points in the first quarter and as many as 19 points in the second quarter.
- A furious rally from JWU cut the lead for Bob Jones (6-12) down to 9 points heading into halftime.
- JWU took the lead for good with :56 left on the clock.
- #5 JWU shot 72% from the free throw line, going 26-36.
- JWU out-rebounded BJU 44-34
- The Wildcats held a 26-16 advantage on points in the paint.
- Ineesha Hankerson's big night was highlighted by 27 points and 18 rebounds. Hankerson went 15-18 from the free throw line.
- Chase Muhammad scored 12 points for the Wildcats. Jada Morgan and Bianca Covington rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 each.
- JWU moves to 6-4 on the season.
From The Coach:
Interim Head Coach Aram Parunak had this to say: "It's hard to describe how proud I am of our team. They could have easily given up, but they pulled together and just kept plugging away. We knew Bob Jones had a lot of good shooters. Even when we were down I knew that as long as we played together we would be OK. The whole concept of what it really means to be a team is really hard to figure out sometimes, but I think that tonight we learned a lot about ourselves and I hope we can build on that moving forward."
The women's basketball team is at Voorhees College on Jan. 17th for a 6:00 pm tip-off.