Wildcats Drop 64-37 Decision to Regis

Wildcats Drop 64-37 Decision to Regis

 

PROVIDENCE, RI – Stout defense by visiting Regis College was too much for the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team to overcome on Wednesday. The Wildcats fell 64-37 to the Pride.

Records:
Regis: 7-8, 1-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 9-7, 1-1 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:
Tiondra Hands (JWU): 10 points
Pam Gonzalez (RC): 20 points, 9 rebounds
Katryna Veasey (RC): 12 points, 12 rebounds

Of Note:
Both teams struggled offensively in the opening quarter with neither team scoring until the 5:54 mark on a Pam Gonzalez three-pointer.

Regis built a 10-point lead (21-11) on a Nikkie Bitinaitis three-ball midway through the second quarter. A Tiondra Hands layup with 1:58 cut the lead to 23-18 with the Pride taking a 25-18 advantage into the half.

Hands made a layup midway through the third quarter to pull JWU within 33-26, but Regis held the Wildcats to only one basket over the next four minutes and the visitors built a 43-28 advantage on another Gonzalez three-pointer.

Regis' defense caused problems for the Wildcats all evening as the hosts shot 25 percent from the floor and 0-of-11 from three-point range. The Pride also converted 16 JWU turnovers into 20 points.

Hands paced the Wildcats with 10 points while Britney Gallagher contributed seven. Maddy Moro pulled in a team-best 13 rebounds.

Gonzalez led all players with 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Taylor Iorfino and Katryna Veasey followed with 12 points each.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales is on the road Saturday to take on Saint Joseph's College of Maine at 1 p.m.