The Wildcats opened the weekend in Salt Lake City with the first of two games this weekend against Westminster College.
The host Griffins opened the game with a 15-4 lead after the first five and a half minutes of action. Johnson & Wales went on a five point run to bring the game to a 9-18 deficit with 11:24 to play in the first half. Westminster College put together a small scoring run to push their lead up to 19 points bur JWU finished the half with five points to trail 21-35 at the break.
In the second half the Griffins would counter any scoring drive the 'Cats would make with one of their own to maintain a double digit lead through much of the period. Each time JWU would make some inroads, the Griffins would stop the run and put together a scoring run to push their lead back up. The Wildcats weren't able to make up the ground they needed, falling 58-80 to the Griffins.
The two sides will face off again on Saturday at 3pm MT in Salt Lake City.