PROVIDENCE, RI – At times this season, the third quarter has been the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team's Achilles' Heel, but not on Tuesday. The Wildcats used a third-quarter outburst to take down Lasell, 68-47.
Lasell: 5-15, 0-8 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 5-16, 4-4 GNAC
Ally Mishol (JWU): 14 points, 13 rebounds
Marissa Cottrell (JWU): 10 points, 9 rebounds
Kayla Walsh (JWU): 13 points
Coming out of the locker room, the Wildcats had a 31-29 lead. Midway through the third quarter, the Lasers pulled within 38-37, but the Wildcats ended the quarter on a 14-2 run.
Dede Stevenson – who was named GNAC Rookie of the Week on Monday – scored seven of her nine points during the run.
Kayla Walsh came off the bench to score 13 points, including the final five points of the third quarter.
Topping the Wildcats was senior Ally Mishol as she tossed in 14 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.
Johnson & Wales had a 58-37 rebounding advantage. The 58 boards are the most JWU has pulled in since it snared 58 versus Lasell on February 23, 2016.
The Wildcats shut down the Lasers' offense, limiting the hosts to 25.7 percent shooting from the field and 14.3 percent behind the three-point arc.
JWU returns home for its final regular season game Saturday against Anna Maria at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, the Wildcats will recognize the two seniors on this year's team.