New Orleans, LA - SUNO took its first steps on a path that hopefully leads to a GCAC championship with a convincing 106-56 victory over Johnson & Wales University at "The Castle" on Friday night. The Lady Knights were led by the trio of April Perry, Janee Morton and Sheanice Rhoden who combined for 62 points, 15 assists and 20 rebounds.Five players finished in double figures for SUNO with Rose Boatner adding 13 and Breyona Bennett contributing 12 in the winning effort.
SUNO's defense held JWU to just over 31 percent shooting from the field and forced the Wildcats into 40 turnovers. "The first game in a season is always interesting, because you haven't seen your team in game situations", said Head Coach Elston King. "So for us to perform the way we did offensively and to be able to force them into difficult situations defensively this early, is definitely encouraging. We turned the ball over a bit too much and we need to get better from the free throw line, but this is a good start and a good win."