WATERVILLE, Maine – For the second game in a row, the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team got out to a hot start at the Terrier Tip-Off. The difference on Saturday was the Wildcats didn't let the game slip away in the second half as they defeated St. Joseph, 78-56
St. Joseph (Vt.): 0-4
Johnson & Wales: 1-1
Two Britney Gallagher free throws gave JWU a 12-4 lead just four minutes into the game. The lead grew to 15 (24-9) in the first quarter and the Wildcats took a 40-19 advantage into the locker room on a Tara Murphy layup.
Johnson & Wales' defense was stout all afternoon, holding the Saints to a 38.6 shooting percentage. JWU had 17 steals as part of CSJ's 24 turnovers.
Topping the Wildcats for the second game in a row was Gallagher as she poured in career-high 20 points. Four different players reached double figures.
The Wildcats are on the road Tuesday when they travel to Connecticut College for a 5 p.m. tip. A