Newport News, VA - The Johnson & Wales women's basketball team had their second EMAC contest in two days as they took on The Apprentice School on Saturday. After taking down the Mustangs of MACU on Friday, the Wildcats fell to the Builders, 62-53.
- JWU started the contest on an 11-0 run.
- The matchup featured 9 lead changes.
- JWU shot only 16 free throws compared to 41 for the Builders. This resulted in a 10 point advantage at the line for TAS.
- The Builders (5-13) outscored the Wildcats 16-2 on fastbreak points, and 21-11 on points resulting from turnovers.
- The Wildcats out-rebounded the Mustangs 57-41.
- Ineesha Hankerson led the Wildcats with 20 points. She also added 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.
- Chase Muhammad added 16 points.
- Bianca Covington led the team with 12 rebounds, and Jamyah Montissol collected 11.
- Sixth ranked JWU moves to 4-2 in conference and 8-6 overall.
From The Coach:
"It's frustrating to start so well and finish so poorly," remarked Interim Head Coach Aram Parunak. "We had times that we looked great today, but then we relax. Once you lose that momentum and that edge it is hard to get it back."
The women's basketball team hosts Salem College on Jan. 29th for a 6:00 pm tip-off.