Charlotte, NC - The JWU women's basketball team took on Piedmont International University on Thursday. Turnover issues plagued the Wildcats all night as they fell 75-73 on a late shot by the Bruins.
- The game featured 8 ties and 7 lead changes.
- After going down by 6 points with 3:17 remaining in the 4th quarter, the Wildcats battled back to tie the game on three separate occasions.
- PIU converted the game winning shot with under 10 seconds to play.
- The Wildcats shot 42% from the floor compared to PIU's 38.5%.
- The Bruins (11-9) outscored JWU 35-8 on points from turnovers.
- The Wildcats out-rebounded the Mustangs 44-24, but were outscored in the paint, 36-28.
- Chase Muhammad and Ineesha Hankerson scored 16 points each for the Wildcats. Bianca Covington added 11.
- Hankerson and Covington also collected 10 rebounds apiece.
- Sixth ranked JWU moves to 9-7 on the season.
From The Coach:
Interim Head Coach Aram Parunak on the game: "When your team plays hard and plays together like you want them to and you don't win, you feel so responsible for not making better decisions to give them the opportunity to win. I am really proud of our team's performance tonight. We had players make big shots at crucial times, and we really played the way we wanted to play. Saturday is obviously a very important game for us."
The women's basketball team faces EMAC opponent Warren Wilson College on Feb. 2nd at 3:00 pm. Saturday will serve as JWU's annual "Unity Game". Fans are encouraged to wear purple and join the teams for a pregame ceremony promoting solidarity against violence.