|Norwich University||Saint Joseph's College|
STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (9-2, 3-0 GNAC) tipped Norwich University (6-4, 2-1 GNAC), 51-44, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.
Led by three players with double-digit scoring totals, Saint Joseph’s scored 19 points off 18 Norwich turnovers while coughing up the ball just 10 times in the seven-point triumph.
The Monks opened the contest on an 8-2 run and held an 18-10 cushion after the first quarter. The Cadets went 0-6 from three-point distance in the first frame and shot just 14.3% (3-21) from beyond the arc on the afternoon.
Sophomore guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) paced the Monks with 16 points off a 4-8 effort from downtown and a 4-6 free-throw shooting performance.
Sophomore forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) notched her third double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Sophomore guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) came off the bench to score 10 points with three rebounds and a pair of steals.
Sophomore guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) chipped in with four points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Senior Heather LeBlanc (Sanford, Maine) registered a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards while shooting 6-9 from the field and 4-4 from the charity stripe.
Junior Shyann Josler (Thetford Center, Vt.) scored seven points with five assists.
Sophomore Vanessa Fleury (Lebanon, N.H.) left the bench to net six points with six caroms.