|Albertus Magnus College||Saint Joseph's College|
STANDISH, Maine – Four players posted double-digit point totals to help lift Saint Joseph’s College (5-1, 2-0 GNAC) past Albertus Magnus College (4-4, 1-1 GNAC), 70-54, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball action at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.
Clinging to a 33-29 lead after two uneven quarters of play, the Monks opened the third frame with a 17-2 run, which was capped by a Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) three pointer and the hosts securely in the lead, 50-31, with 3:24 left in the penultimate stanza.
The Falcons showed signs of life in the fourth quarter with junior Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) scoring eight of her team-high 15 points, but failed to overcome the Monks’ third-quarter performance.
McNamara led all players with 16 points while doling out five assists.
Senior Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) tallied 12 points, five assists and three rebounds.
Sophomore Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) registered the first double-double of her collegiate career with 11 points and 10 boards.
Junior Regan McFerran (Albany, N.Y.) turned in 11 points, eight caroms – including six on the offensive glass – and three steals.
Sophomore Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) chipped in with eight points, 11 rebounds, two steals, and a pair of assists.
Junior Brianne Maloney (South Portland, Maine) provided a spark off the bench with eight points and six caroms.
Bolden was one rebound shy of a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds.
Sophomore Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.) netted 12 points with three steals and two assists.
Senior Liz Falcigno (Wallingford, Conn.) contributed seven points, nine rebounds, and three dimes.
Junior Kiki Epps (Norwalk, Conn.) added eight points, five caroms, three steals, and two assists.