WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team got out to a quick start at the University of St. Joseph at never looked back. The Wildcats held the Blue Jays to seven points in the first quarter on their way to a 77-54 victory on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales: 14-7, 9-3 GNAC
St. Joseph: 8-12, 2-9 GNAC
The victory extended Johnson & Wales' winning streak to six games. During that time, five of the six opponents have failed to score more than 60 points.
The Wildcats started the game on an 11-3 run that was capped by an Uche Iloanusi (Pittsburgh, Pa.) layup. The six-point deficit at the end of the first quarter was as close as USJ would get the rest of the day.
Leading the way for the Wildcats was sophomore Ally Mishol (Longmeadow, Mass.) as she nearly missed a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds. Ashley Thompson (Bellingham, Mass.) was next with 16 points and Sarah Duryea (Middle Village, NY) was the third Wildcat in double figures at 10 points.
JWU shot a season-high 51.7 percent (30-58) from the floor. Johnson & Wales got 23 points off 18 Blue Jay turnovers.
Johnson & Wales continues its road swing on Tuesday at Rivier with a 7 p.m. tip.