WALTHAM, Mass. – Through three quarters, the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team was poised to get a road conference victory at Regis. The Pride stormed back in the fourth quarter to defeat the Wildcats, 64-52, on Saturday.
Regis: 7-12, 3-4 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 4-15, 3-3 GNAC
Tiondra Hands nailed a three-pointer to put the Wildcats up 19-15 midway through the second quarter. Johnson & Wales was held to four points the rest of the quarter as Regis took a 24-23 lead into the half.
Another three-pointer, this one by Dede Stevenson, pulled JWU within 37-34 going into the third quarter. Unfortunately, the Pride outscored the Wildcats 27-18 in the final quarter.
More than half of Johnson & Wales' points came from the tandem of Stevenson and Ally Mishol as they scored 19 points each. Mishol pulled in a game-high eight boards.
Regis was able to do its damage from the free throw line, hitting 17-of-24 while JWU was just 3-for-6. The Pride also had 44-34 rebounding advantage.
JWU returns home to face Emmanuel at 7 p.m. on Thursday