DENVER - Sophomore Katey Guzman scored a game-high 29 points, one off a career high, but it wasn't enough for the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team Saturday night in a 90-64 loss to visiting Nebraska Wesleyan.
Brianna Bailey finished with 17 points as JWU's sophomore duo combined for 46 points at the Wildcat Center. Caitlin Navratil paced the Prairie Wolves (3-2) with 20 points to go with eight rebounds.
The Wildcats (0-3) trailed by 12 after one quarter and by 29 at the break but were much more competitive in the second half, out-scoring NWU 40-37 in the final two quarters.
Along with her game-high 29 points, Guzman finished with five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Freshman Sariah Serrano led JWU with seven boards while sophomore Avionne Gomez totaled nine points and five rebounds.
NWU's bench gave the visitors a huge boost with 43 points, as three Prairie Wolves had double figures. The visitors also had 14 steals and shot 10-of-23 from behind the 3-point arc.
The Wildcats return to the court Friday, Nov. 29 against Macalester in a neutral site matchup at Colorado College (1 p.m.).