Wildcats Fall 100-79 at Brown

Wildcats Fall 100-79 at Brown

PROVIDENCE, RI – Despite two players with 20 or more points, the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team couldn't take down Division I foe Brown University on Friday. The Wildcats dropped a 100-79 decision to the Bears.

Records:
Brown: 12-1
Johnson & Wales: 6-5

Statistical Leaders:
Sarah Duryea (JWU): 22 points, 4 rebounds
Raquel Pederzani (JWU): 20 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds
Kristen Habbel (JWU): 10 points, 7 assists

Of Note:
A trio of free throws by senior guard Raquel Pederzani (Coventry, RI) at the end of the first quarter pulled the Wildcats within 20-18. Unfortunately, Brown would outscore JWU, 34-14, in the second quarter on its way to a 54-32 halftime lead. JWU did outscore Brown, 47-46, in the second half.

Over 50 percent of the Wildcats' offense came from Pederzani and guard Sarah Duryea (Middle Village, NY). Pederzani just missed a triple-double with 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Duryea poured in a career-high 22 points, including six three-pointers. JWU made a season-high 13 three-pointers.

Kristen Habbel (Phoenixville, Pa.) added 10 points and seven assists. Bobbie Whitehead (Bronx, NY) came off the bench to toss in 10 points and grab four rebounds.

Next Game:
Johnson & Wales gets back into conference action on Saturday when it travels to Saint Joseph's for a 5 p.m. contest.