#12/14 Saint Joseph's Topples UMaine-Farmington, 92-48

#12/14 Saint Joseph's Topples UMaine-Farmington, 92-48

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STANDISH, Maine - #12/14 Saint Joseph's College (10-0) toppled UMaine-Farmington (2-8), 92-48, in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Harold Alfond Center on Thursday night.


Senior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) led a group of six Monks in double-digits with 18 points and 10 rebounds (nine offensive) – in just 16 minutes on the floor – to help St. Joe's improve to 10-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 team started off with 13 straight wins.


Leading 13-9 with 4:39 left in the first quarter, freshman guard Grace Philippon (Glenburn, Maine) connected on a layup to kick off a 15-5 run that saw the hosts carry a 28-14 cushion into the second stanza.

Saint Joseph's went on to lead by double digits for the remainder of the contest and held a game-high 44-point (90-46) advantage after freshman guard Sophie Giardina (Bradenton, Fla.) made a layup with 2:30 to play in the fourth frame.


Saint Joseph's scored 23 points off 22 UMF turnovers and coughed the ball up just 10 times on the evening…The Monks held a 52-24 lead in points in the paint and tallied 26 assists on 38 field goals…St. Joe's received 37 points from the bench while UMaine-Farmington's bench contributed 11 points…SJC posted a 49.4% (38-77) shooting performance with a 10-28 (35.7%) effort from three-point distance…The Beavers attempted just four trifectas, making two, in the loss.


  • Benway was 8-15 from the field and 2-2 from the charity stripe en route to posted her fourth double-double of the season and 19th of her NCAA career
  • Senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) tallied 14 points, six assists, three rebounds, and three steals and was 6-10 from the floor
  • Senior guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) added 11 points, four assists, and a pair of steals
  • Senior guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) chipped in with 10 points and six boards
  • Freshman forward Page Brown (Boothbay, Maine) was 5-5 from the field with 10 points and four caroms
  • Philippon finished the evening with 10 points and four rebounds


  • Sophomore forward McKenna Brodeur (Oakland, Maine) paced the Beavers with 12 points and added four rebounds and a pair of steals
  • Senior forward Paige Carter (South Portland, Maine) pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds and swatted four shots with four points
  • Senior guard Morgan Crocker (Boothbay, Maine) netted nine points with two assists and two boards


With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 43-29 in the history of the series with UMaine-Farmington and has now defeated the Beavers in nine-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2010-11 campaign. The last time the Monks scored as many as 92 points versus UMF took place on February 23rd, 1995 when SJC won a 103-80 shootout in Farmington.


Saint Joseph's is off until Saturday, December 29th when the team plays the first of two games in California. The Monks will play at Pomona-Pitzer on the 29th and take on Occidental the following day. Both games are slated to start at 4:00 PM EST.




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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.