Chargers Gallop Past Wildcats 67-52

Chargers Gallop Past Wildcats 67-52

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team battled back from an early deficit against Colby-Sawyer College, but a second-half shooting slump was the Wildcats' undoing. JWU dropped a 67-52 decision to the Chargers on Thursday.

Records:
Colby-Sawyer: 10-4, 2-0 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 2-13, 1-1 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:
Tiondra Hands (JWU): 12 points
Britney Gallagher (JWU): 12 points
Lexie Hamilton (CSC): 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists

Of Note:
The Chargers shot 66.7 percent in the first quarter as they opened a 21-9 lead on a Kristen Donaghey layup at the 2:57 mark.

JWU limited the visitors to 23.1 percent shooting in the second stanza and rallied to within a point, 33-32, going into the locker on a Tiondra Hands three-pointer as the shot clock expired.

A Marissa Cottrell layup midway through the third quarter kept the CSC lead at a bucket, but the Chargers responded with an 11-1 run to open a 48-38 lead on a Tanisha Clark jumper.

The Wildcats struggled offensively in the second half, shooting just 7-of-35 (20 percent) as they scored as many points in final 20 minutes as they did in the second quarter.

Colby-Sawyer had a 49-36 rebounding advantage while shooting 44.9 percent from the floor.

Britney Gallagher and Hands tied for the team lead with 12 points. Cottrell had seven points and a game-high nine rebounds.

Leading all players was CSC's Tianna Sugars with 18 points while snagging eight rebounds. Lexi Hamilton produced 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Up Next:
The Wildcats go on the road Thursday to take on Rivier at 6 p.m.