BOSTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph's College (18-3, 12-0 GNAC) defeated Suffolk University (15-7, 10-3 GNAC), 66-59, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's basketball contest on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Trailing 18-10 after the first quarter, Saint Joseph's flipped the switch in the second stanza, outscoring Suffolk by an 18-2 margin, including a 15-0 run to end the frame, which propelled the Monks to a 29-20 halftime advantage.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:
- Junior forward Brianne Maloney (South Portland, Maine) came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points with four rebounds in 20 minutes
- Sophomore guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) netted 13 points with two rebounds and four assists and was 8-10 from the FT line
- Sophomore guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) added nine points and 10 rebounds
- Senior guard Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) chipped in with nine points, four caroms, and three assists
LEADERS – SUFFOLK:
- Kelsey Schiebel paced the Rams with 13 points and added four rebounds and five assists
- Georgia Bourikas added 12 points and eight boards
- Alexandra Negri netted 11 points with four assists
- Caitlyn Caramello contributed 11 points and five rebounds
Both teams are back in action Tuesday, when Saint Joseph's hosts Emmanuel College at 5:30 PM and Suffolk travels to Albertus Magnus College for a 7:00 PM tip-off.
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.