Charlotte, NC - The Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team hosted EMAC rival Warren Wilson College on Saturday in JWU's annual "Unity Game" for non-violence. The Wildcats avenged an early season loss to the Owls with a 73-57 victory.
- The Wildcats never trailed, and the 44-14 halftime lead was their largest lead of the game.
- The win snapped a 6 game winning streak for the #4 Owls.
- JWU held WWC leading scorer Danasia Dumas to 7-22 shooting, thanks in large part to some great defense from JWU Senior Bianca Covington.
- The Wildcats shot 42% from the floor compared to WWC's 31%.
- The Owls (11-12) outscored JWU 16-7 on points from turnovers.
- The Wildcats out-rebounded Warren Wilson 57-28.
- JWU outscored the Owls 38-14 in the paint and collected 22 second chance points while holding WWC to zero.
- Chase Muhammad and Ineesha Hankerson scored 22 points each for the Wildcats.
- Hankerson gathered 14 rebounds to pace the Wildcats.
- Sixth ranked JWU moves to 10-7 overall, and 5-2 in conference play..
From The Coach:
"How can I not be impressed with our performance today? I don't know if we could have played much better in the first half," commented Interim Head Coach Aram Parunak after the game. "This team is starting to figure it out. It is really hard to keep that up for 4 quarters, but that's what we're trying to accomplish. We knew they wouldn't quit and we have to learn how to remain consistent through the whole game. What a great team win, especially in honor of Danica's family. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us."
The women's basketball team travels to Morris College on Feb. 4th for a 6:00 pm tip-off.