NEWPORT, RI – Points were at a premium on Saturday and the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team came up with enough to get past Salve Regina University. The Wildcats outscored the Seahawks, 19-10, in the final quarter on their way to the 44-39 victory.
Salve Regina: 0-12
Johnson & Wales: 8-5
Salve Regina took a four-point margin into the fourth quarter and led 36-31 with four minutes left in the game. Tera-nay Lee scored four-straight points, including a layup with under two minutes remaining, to put the Wildcats in the lead, 37-36. JWU went 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.
The Wildcats started the game by limiting the Seahawks to just three points in the opening period. JWU held Salve Regina without a basket for the first six minutes of the game.
Johnson & Wales nearly recorded three double-doubles as it had a 55-38 rebounding advantage. Tiondra Hands notched her first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Leading all players with a season-high 14 rebounds was Maddy Moro.
JWU starts a three-game homestand on Wednesday when it hosts Bridgewater State at 7 p.m. in its final non-conference game of the year.