Pederzani Breaks Scoring Record in 69-42 Win Over Mount Ida

Pederzani Breaks Scoring Record in 69-42 Win Over Mount Ida

PROVIDENCE, RI. – A starter from day one, Johnson & Wales University senior Raquel Pederzani was almost destined to become the school's all-time leading scorer. A three-pointer at the 3:15 mark of the third quarter broke the record as the Wildcats ran away with a 69-42 decision over Mount Ida on Tuesday.

Mount Ida: 11-8, 4-6 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 12-8, 8-3 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:
Raquel Pederzani (JWU): 15 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds
Kristen Habbel (JWU): 10 points, 6 rebounds
Morgan Chapman (JWU): 10 points, 4 rebounds

Of Note:
Pederzani broke the previous record of 1,380 set by Alexia Ramirez from 2007-10. In addition to the points record, Pederzani is the JWU all-time leader in assists and steals. She led all scorers with 15 points -- putting the new record at 1,383 – to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists.

Johnson & Wales got out to a fast start thanks to strong defense in the first quarter. Ally Mishol hit a basket before the end of the first quarter then Bobbie Whitehead added a jumper 30 seconds into the second stanza to stake the Wildcats to a 21-5 lead. JWU limited the Mustangs to 18 percent (4-22) shooting to take a 28-13 lead into the locker room.

While the Mustangs shot better in the second half, JWU limited the visitors to just 30 percent shooting the entire night. JWU also controlled the game inside, producing a 47-29 rebounding advantage as well as 24 points in the paint.

Joining Pederzani in double figures was Kristen Habbel and Morgan Chapman with 10 points each. Six different players had eight or more points.

Mount Ida was topped by Valerie Martin at 10 points followed by Jaime Moscato with eight. Imani Bumpus pulled in five rebounds.

Next Game:
Johnson & Wales goes on the road Thursday to take on Emmanuel at 7:30 p.m