Monks Claim Curry Tip-Off Tournament Championship

Monks Claim Curry Tip-Off Tournament Championship

MILTON, Mass. - #17/22 Saint Joseph's College (2-0) defeated Framingham State University (1-1), 72-59, in the Curry College Tip-Off Tournament Championship game on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

The Monks opened the game on a 9-2 run and proceeded to lead by at least four points for the remainder of the contest. With eight unanswered points at the start of the third quarter – including six from senior Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) – Saint Joseph's held a game-high 18-point lead (41-23) and maintained a double-digit cushion for the majority of the final two frames.

STATS OF THE GAME:

The Monks shot 89.5% (17-19) from the free throw line and committed only seven turnovers in the victory.

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • Senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) was 8-8 from the charity stripe and tallied 22 points, five assists, four rebounds, and three steals
  • Senior guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) added 17 points and five rebounds
  • Marks contributed 13 points
  • Senior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds

LEADERS – FRAMINGHAM STATE:

  • Mary Kate O'Day scored 18 points with six rebounds and three assists
  • Emily Velozo netted 18 with five caroms
  • Tiphani Harris pulled down a game-high 10 boards and scored seven points

OF NOTE:

McNamara, who averaged 23.5 points in two games at Curry, and Benway, who contributed 12.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in the two tourney tilts, garnered All-Tournament Team honors for their efforts.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

Saint Joseph's is now 3-3 all-time versus Framingham State University and, including a 69-57 win in their last meeting (12/14/13), have defeated the Rams in consecutive meetings for the first time in the history of the matchup.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's will host Thomas College in the team's 2018-19 home-opener on Tuesday at 5:30 PM.

 

IMAGE COURTESY OF CURRY COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION

 

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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.