#17/22 Monks Open Home Slate with 87-50 Win Over Terriers

#17/22 Monks Open Home Slate with 87-50 Win Over Terriers

STANDISH, Maine - #17/22 Saint Joseph's College (3-0) routed Thomas College (0-3), 87-50, in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday night. The contest was the 2018-19 home opener for the Monks.


Saint Joseph's, ranked 17th and 22nd in the latest D3hoops.com and WBCA national polls, respectively, opened the night on a scoring run, as a layup by junior forward Lexi L'Heureu-Carland (Bridgton, Maine) lifted the hosts to a 16-3 lead with 3:59 remaining in the first quarter. 

The Monks, who have now won 38-consecutive home games, led 23-7 after the first quarter and managed to maintain a double-digit cushion for the remainder of the evening.


With 22 points in tonight's triumph, senior Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) hit the 1,500 career-point mark on the button, becoming just the sixth player in program history to reach the milestone. She entered the home opener with 1,478 points.


The Monks scored 32 points off 25 Terrier turnovers and coughed up the ball just 11 times in the one-sided victory.


  • McNamara led all players with 22 points and added five assists and four steals
  • Senior Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) was 4-5 from three-point distance and tallied 16 points, three boards, two assists, and a pair of steals
  • Senior Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) added 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals
  • Senior Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds
  • Freshman Page Brown (Boothbay, Maine) came off the bench to score eight points with the help of a 4-4 free-throw shooting performance


  • Junior Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine) notched eight points, six boards, and two steals
  • Junior Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine) pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and scored seven points
  • Sophomore Addie Brinkman (Farmington, Maine) tallied eight points and four rebounds
  • Senior Molly Carroll (Southwest Harbor, Maine) contributed seven points, four boards, two assists, and a pair of blocked shots


Saint Joseph's is now 59-5 in the history of the series with Thomas College and has defeated the Terriers in 10-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2007-08 campaign.


The Monks will host UMaine-Farmington in a non-conference matchup next Tuesday at 5:30 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.