BOSTON – After the first quarter, the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team was neck and neck with UMass Boston. Unfortunately, the Wildcats dug themselves a hole in the first quarter they could not overcome as they lost a 71-59 decision to the Beacons on Thursday.
UMass Boston: 8-1
Johnson & Wales: 1-9
Three minutes into the game, the Beacons had a slim 9-6 margin, but they went on a 9-0 run over the next three minutes to establish an 18-6 lead.
An Ally Mishol three-pointer at the 1:04 mark of the third quarter got the lead down to 53-42, but that's as close as the Wildcats would get.
The Beacons made the most of their 13 offensive rebounds with 16 second-chance points. UMB outshot the Wildcats 43.6-38.5 percent from the floor
Leading all players with a game-high 20 points was Mishol. Marissa Cottrell came off the bench to score a season-high 11 points.
Johnson & Wales plays its final game before the holiday break on Tuesday against Rhode Island College at 5:30