FMU women’s basketball defeats Johnson & Wales 84-72

FMU women's basketball team poses for a picture after defeating Johnson and Wales

Florida Memorial University women’s basketball snapped a four-game losing streak on Tuesday night at the Wildcat Center. The Lady Lions picked up their third Sun Conference win of the season over Johnson & Wales University with a score of 84-72.

Florida Memorial spread the ball around in the first quarter and played good defense to close out the first quarter of play tied up 19-19.  After battling back and forth through the second quarter, the Lady Lions headed into the break with a 39-34 lead.

Florida Memorial stretched its lead against Johnson & Wales in the third quarter, as both teams exchanged baskets throughout the quarter.  Florida Memorial outscored Johnson & Wales 24-17 in the final quarter of play and pulled away with an 8 point win.

The Lions shot 47.3 percent for the game and also made 31-of-37 from the free throw line. Johnson & Wales shot 37 percent from the field and were 5-of-18 from three.

Ashley Henry led the Lady Lions with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Diamond Colebrooke picked up 14 points and 5 boards. Abreona Cabell added 11 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assists and 4 steals. Navondra Dubois also poured in 11 points.

The Lions will return to action on Thursday, January 28th, when they welcome Thomas University at Broward College with tipoff at 4 p.m.

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