PROVIDENCE, RI – After a slow start, the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team found its stride, but it was too late for the comeback. The Wildcats lost 71-38 to Trinity on Wednesday.
Johnson & Wales: 1-6
Ally Mishol (JWU): 15 points,
Courtney Erickson (TC): 19 points, 7 rebounds
An Ally Mishol free throw cut the Trinity lead to 13-9 with 1:29 left in the first quarter. The Bantams went on a 13-0 run to push the lead to 17 on a Courtney Erickson layup. Trinity outscored the Wildcats, 20-6, in the second half.
The Bantams had a decided height advantage that it used for a 43-22 rebounding margin. Trinity scored 38 points in the paint to the Wildcats' 24.
Topping the Wildcats was Mishol as she scored 15 points. Dede Stevenson was next at nine.
Trinity had three players in double figures, led by Erickson's game-high 19. Peace Kabari had a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds and 10 points.
Johnson & Wales was held without a three-pointer, breaking a streak of 116 games with at least one three ball. The last time JWU did not connect from behind the arc was January 20, 2014 against Saint Joseph's (Me.).
The Wildcats continue their three-game home stand Saturday when they host Salve Regina at 1 p.m.