PROVIDENCE, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team made a second-quarter run to get back into Tuesday's game against Albertus Magnus College. Unfortunately, the Wildcats couldn't hang in during the second half as the Falcons prevailed 80-63.
Albertus Magnus: 17-7, 7-3 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 12-12, 4-6 GNAC
The Wildcats allowed the Falcons to shoot 61.1 percent in the first quarter as the visitors jumped out to a 26-19 lead.
Johnson & Wales found itself down 37-27 with 3:49 to play in the first half, but finished on a 7-0 run. Marissa Cottrell's jumper with 37 seconds left sliced the AMC lead to 37-34 at the half.
Unfortunately, the Wildcats could not slow down Albertus Magnus in the second half. The Falcons shot 50 percent in the final 20 minutes at took a 69-52 lead on a Kyah Nowlin three-pointer.
Albertus Magnus shot 48.5 percent for the game – compared to 39.7 percent by the hosts – and had a 45-33 rebounding advantage.
Three Wildcats reached double figures, led by 16 points from Britney Gallagher and Tiondra Hands. JWU got a pair of double-doubles as Maddy Moro posted her 12th double dip with 14 points and 10 rebounds while rookie Mia James had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Sixty percent of the Falcons' points came from Shyla Osmond as she poured in a career-high 48 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Nowlin was next with 12 and Rah-Rah Thompson added a 10-point, 14-rebound double-double.
The Wildcats wrap up the regular season on Saturday when they travel to Norwich for a 3 pm tipoff.