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Fourth Quarter Stall Costs Wildcats at Monks 70-53

Fourth Quarter Stall Costs Wildcats at Monks 70-53

STANDISH, Maine – For three quarters, the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team hung with defending GNAC Champion Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Unfortunately, the Monks found another gear in the final period and defeated the Wildcats, 70-53, on Saturday.

St. Joseph's (Me.): 10-6, 3-0 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 9-8, 1-2 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:
Britney Gallagher (JWU): 28 points
Tiondra Hands (JWU): 11 points, 4 assists, 3 steals

Of Note:
The Wildcats held the hosts to one basket in the final three minutes of the second quarter to take a 34-31 advantage into the locker room. JWU shot 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from the floor in the second stanza.

Johnson & Wales only trailed 51-47 going into the last frame, but the Wildcats were held to just one point for the first eight minutes of the quarter and that allowed the Monks to build a 64-48 advantage.

Carrying the offensive load for the Wildcats was senior Britney Gallagher as she poured in a career-high 28 points. Classmate Tiondra Hands was the only other Wildcat in double figures with 11 points. The duo accounted for 74 percent of the JWU offense.

Up Next:
The Wildcats continue their three-game road trip on Tuesday when they travel to Saint Joseph (Conn.) at 5 p.m.