Monks Top Husson, Improve to 9-0

Monks Top Husson, Improve to 9-0

BANGOR, Maine – The #12/16 Saint Joseph's women's basketball team (9-0) remained undefeated with a 60-49 victory at Husson University (3-3) on Saturday afternoon. The Monks are 9-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season and fourth time in team history. 


Saint Joseph's, ranked 12th and 16th in this week's and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) national polls, respectively, held a 28-24 lead at the half and put the game away with a dominant third quarter. The Monks shot 66.7% (10-15) from the floor en route to outscoring the Eagles by a 23-10 margin and attaining a 51-34 cushion through three frames.

The Monks led by a game-high 20 points (54-34) after senior guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) drilled a three-pointer 12 seconds into the fourth quarter. The Eagles methodically chipped away at the deficit and cut the SJC lead down to 60-48 with 1:14 left but were limited to just one free throw in the last 74 seconds of play.


St. Joe's posted a 22-12 lead in points in the paint and dealt 16 assists on 22 field goals in the victory.


  • Marks was 4-6 from three-point range with 14 points, two assists, two steals, and two rebounds
  • Senior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) netted 13 points with nine rebounds
  • Senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) registered a double-double with 12 points and 11 assists
  • Senior guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) added seven points with five rebounds and two assists
  • Junior guard Julia Quinn (Fryeburg, Maine) came off the bench to score six points


  • Kenzie Worcester scored a game-high 20 points with four steals, three assists, and two rebounds
  • Sami Ireland added eight points and seven rebounds


With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 41-32 all-time versus Husson University.


Saint Joseph's will host UMaine-Farmington on Thursday 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