STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (9-2, 3-0 GNAC) tipped Norwich University (6-4, 2-1 GNAC), 51-44, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Led by three players with double-digit scoring totals, Saint Joseph's scored 19 points off 18 Norwich turnovers while coughing up the ball just 10 times in the seven-point triumph.
The Monks opened the contest on an 8-2 run and held an 18-10 cushion after the first quarter. The Cadets went 0-6 from three-point distance in the first frame and shot just 14.3% (3-21) from beyond the arc on the afternoon.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:
- Sophomore guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) paced the Monks with 16 points off a 4-8 effort from downtown and a 4-6 free-throw shooting performance
- Sophomore forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) notched her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds
- Sophomore guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) came off the bench to score 10 points with three rebounds and a pair of steals
- Sophomore guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) chipped in with four points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals
LEADERS – NORWICH:
- Senior Heather LeBlanc (Sanford, Maine) registered a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards while shooting 6-9 from the field and 4-4 from the charity stripe
- Junior Shyann Josler (Thetford Center, Vt.) scored seven points with five assists
- Sophomore Vanessa Fleury (Lebanon, N.H.) left the bench to net six points with six caroms
Saint Joseph's travels to Providence Tuesday for a 7:00 PM GNAC match-up versus Johnson & Wales University while Norwich also hits the road Tuesday for a conference tilt at Albertus Magnus College (5:00 PM).
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.