|Saint Joseph's College||Anna Maria College|
PAXTON, Mass. – Sophomore guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) scored 30 points to help Saint Joseph’s College (13-2, 7-0 GNAC) defeat Anna Maria College (2-12, 0-7 GNAC), 85-64, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball action on Monday afternoon.
A sluggish start resulted in a 19-15 deficit after the first quarter, but the Monks responded 31 points – the team’s largest single-quarter tally of the season thus far – in the second frame and carried a 46-35 lead into intermission.
The conference counterparts played even in the third quarter and Saint Joseph’s held a 17-7 advantage in the fourth stanza en route to the 21-point victory.
McNamara broke the Monks’ single-game three-point field goal record (previously six) by going 8-12 from downtown and was 10-16 from the field overall with six rebounds, three assists, and a pair of blocked shots.
Sophomore forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) tallied 17 points and seven rebounds while making seven of eight attempts from the field.
Sophomore guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) came off the bench to score 11 points with two assists and a pair of steals.
Junior forward Brianne Maloney (South Portland, Maine) chipped in with nine points and three boards.
Sophomore guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) added eight points, five caroms, three assists, and two steals.
Senior Nicole Mareiro (Acushnet, Mass.) totaled 19 points with three rebounds and was 4-5 from beyond the arc.
Kristina Russo (South Windsor, Conn.) added 12 points, four assists, and three boards.
Christina Gauvin (Dudley, Mass.) contributed 11 points, four caroms, and three helpers.
Freshman Leah Wright (Summerville, S.C.) came off the bench to score 10 points off a 3-4 three-point-shooting performance.