Women’s Basketball Falls 59-54 at Saint Joseph’s in GNAC Quarterfinals

Women’s Basketball Falls 59-54 at Saint Joseph’s in GNAC Quarterfinals

STANDISH, Maine – A valiant fourth-quarter effort was not enough to advance the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team in the GNAC Tournament on Tuesday. The seventh-seeded Wildcats lost, 59-54, to the No. 3 seed Saint Joseph's College of Maine.

Records:
Saint Joseph's: 19-8
Johnson & Wales: 13-13

Statistical Leaders:
Tera-nay Lee (JWU): 14 points
Maddy Moro (JWU): 12 points, 7 rebounds
Tiondra Hands (JWU): 11 points, 5 assists

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales was down by as many as 16 in the third quarter and trailed 47-33 going into the final period.

The Wildcats outscored the Monks, 19-7, to start the final period and pulled within 54-52 on a Tera-nay Lee jumper with 2:33 left in the game.

SJC's Alyson Fillion made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining to put the hosts up, 57-54. Unfortunately, Britney Gallagher's tying attempt came up short and Fillion sealed the victory with two free throws.

The Monks took a nine-point advantage at the end of the first period and led by eight midway through the second quarter on a Bri Jordan free throw.

Johnson & Wales trimmed the lead the rest of the first half and pulled within, 28-26, on a Lee layup in the waning seconds.

JWU's 13 wins are more than double last year's total.

Head coach Kim Dweck will have to replace senior starters Gallagher, Tiondra Hands and Maddy Moro.