PROVIDENCE, RI – Visiting Suffolk University went 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the final minute of play to seal the Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory over the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team. The Rams beat the Wildcats, 46-42, on Wednesday.
Suffolk: 12-6, 4-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 10-10, 2-4 GNAC
Maddy Moro's 22nd rebound of the game led to a put back basket that gave the Wildcats a 42-41 advantage with 46 seconds remaining. The 22 boards are a season-high for the Catawissa, Pa., native.
On the ensuing possession, Suffolk's Jenni-Rose DiCecco knocked down a pair of free throws to put the visitors in front for good. DiCecco led all scorers with 17 points.
Johnson & Wales held the Rams to two points over the final 6:03 of the third quarter to take a 38-33 lead into the final period.
Both teams played strong defense as the Rams were held to a 26.6 shooting percentage and the Wildcats only made 32.2 percent.
While the Rams were out-rebounded, 48-41, no rebound may have been more important than Jordan Hipwell's offensive rebound off a missed Suffolk free throw with 11 seconds remaining.
The Wildcats are off until Tuesday when they travel to Emmanuel for a 5 p.m. contest.