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Saint Joseph's Women's college basketball 64 vs Johnson & Wales 57

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STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (11-1, 4-0 GNAC) topped Johnson & Wales University (6-6, 2-1 GNAC), 64-57, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday evening.

FIRST GLANCE:

Junior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) led all scorers with 18 points and junior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds to help the Monks extend their winning streak to 10 games, the program’s longest victory string since the 2001-02 campaign.

THE REST OF THE STORY:

Saint Joseph’s led by as many as 14 points late in the third quarter, but Johnson & Wales closed the gap down to three points (60-57) with 46 seconds remaining, when junior forward Ally Mishol (Longmeadow, Mass.) capped a 17-6 run with a jump shot. With the help of a 4-4 free-throw shooting effort in the final 30 seconds from McNamara, the Monks managed to hold off the Wildcats and increase their home win streak to 27 games.

KEY STATS:

Saint Joseph’s held advantages in free throws made (19-10) and points in the paint (28-18) in the victory.

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH’S:

· McNamara was 7-8 from the FT line with five assists, three rebounds, and a pair of steals

· Junior guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) was 4-7 from three-point range and netted 16 points

· Junior guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) added nine points and three boards

LEADERS – JOHNSON & WALES:

· Senior guard Raquel Pederzani (Coventry, R.I.) scored 15 points with two assists and a pair of steals

· Senior forward Bobbie Whitehead (Brooklyn, N.Y.) came off the bench to score 11 points with five boards

· Mishol contributed 10 points and seven rebounds

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

With the victory, Saint Joseph’s improves to 9-5 all-time versus Johnson & Wales University and has now defeated the Wildcats in four-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2015-16 season.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph’s plays at Simmons College on Thursday in a GNAC contest slated to begin at 7:00 PM.

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