JWU Tops Gators, 77-43

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Pine Manor senior Therline Dumeran (Cambridge, MA) tied for game-high honors with 21 points but it wasn't enough for the visiting Gators, as Pine Manor College fell 77-43 to Johnson & Wales University (JWU) on Tuesday evening in Providence, RI.

Dumeran also added nine rebounds while PMC freshman Natasia Franklin (Windsor, Conn.)had 12 points and three boards in the loss for the Gators.

JWU was led by sophomore Jenna Juron (Burnt Hills, N.Y.)with 21 points and six rebounds while juniorMarina Millian (Chester, N.Y.)notched 18 points, six rebounds and four rebounds. Freshman Natalie DiCocco (Media, Pa.)was also in double figures with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds for the Wildcats. 

Johnson & Wales took control of the game early and led 15-0 after a layup by Millian with 12:14 left in the first half. The Wildcats led by as many as 23 points as a jumper by sophomore Samantha Hendrick (Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) with just over four minutes remaining in the stanza made the score 29-6. JWU took the 34-16 lead heading into the locker room after holding Pine Manor to 23.5% shooting from the field while forcing 13 first half turnovers.

It was more of the same in the second half with the Wildcats pushing their lead to 29 points on a three-pointer by senior Kaitlyn Lefort (Pawtucket, R.I.), making the score 62-31 with 7:57 remaining. JWU then cruised to the 77-43 victory.

With the victory Johnson & Wales improves to 10-14 overall and 6-6 in the GNAC while Pine Manor falls to 7-15 overall and 1-11 in league play. Pine Manor will close out the 2011-12 season this Saturday and Sunday when the Gators will host back-to-back games. On Saturday the Gators will take on GNAC rival Simmons at 1:00 p.m. before finishing the season with a 1:00 p.m. game on Sunday versus Fort Kent. 

Special thanks to Johnson & Wales Sports Information

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