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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:07 am

Monks Open Season with 73-50 Win Over MIT


11/15/14 – Monks Open Season with 73-50 Win Over MIT

MILTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph’s College started off the 2014-15 season with a convincing 73-50 victory over MIT in the opening round of the Curry College Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Freshmen Emily Quirion (Augusta, Maine) and Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) led the Monks offensively with 12 points apiece in the triumph.
Having lost four starters from last season’s GNAC Championship team, the new-look Monks received major contributions from the bench as the Royal Blue reserves outscored the Engineers’ subs by a whopping 47-0 margin in the 23-point win. The Monks also scored 22 points off 19 MIT turnovers and posted a solid 56.3% (9-16) success rate from three-point distance on the afternoon.

With the victory, Saint Joseph’s advances to the invitational championship and will face host Curry – which bested Southern Vermont by a 78-56 score in today’s latter contest -in the title bout at 3:00 PM on Sunday. The Monks topped the Colonels, 68-55, in the tip-off championship last season. MIT plays Southern Vermont in the consolation game, which begins at 1:00 PM tomorrow.

The Monks led for the vast majority of play as the Engineers’ only advantage on the afternoon occurred after junior forward Maya Ramachandran (Fremont, Calif.) capped an 8-0 run to provide her team with an 8-6 edge with 14:50 left in the first half. St. Joe’s proceeded to claim the lead for good with a trio of threes, two from freshman Hayley Quirion (Augusta, Maine) and the other from junior Shannon McFayden (Ipswich, Mass.), which accounted for a 9-2 surge that saw the Royal Blue secure a 27-15 cushion eight minutes later.

MIT netted seven unanswered points to cut the SJC lead to 31-27 with 1:20 before the break, but Emily Quirion drained her first NCAA three pointer 32 seconds later to lift the Monks to a 34-27 advantage going into intermission.

Early in the second stanza, sophomore guard Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt.) propelled St. Joe’s to a double-digit lead with a pair of buckets with the later lifting the Monks to a 38-27 cushion with 16:08 remaining.

Saint Joseph’s managed to put the game away with a 24-8 run over the next 12 minutes, a span during which the Engineers went 3-14 from the field with six turnovers. Waggett closed out the impressive outburst with a layup off a Cassidy Grover (Gray, Maine) pass, a play that lifted the Monks to a game-high 27-point (62-35) lead with 4:45 on the clock.
Overall, Saint Joseph’s shot 44.1% (26-59) from the floor, 56.3% (9-16) from downtown and 70.6% (12-17) from the FT line while MIT posted averages of 41.1% (23-56), 14.3% (2-14) and 25% (2-8) from the field, three-point land and the charity stripe, respectively.

The Monks also held advantages in rebounds (41-32), assists (11-6) and steals (9-7) on the afternoon.

For St. Joe’s, senior Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine) totaled 11 points, six rebounds, two steals and a pair of assists, Hayley Quirion scored 11 and was 3-4 from long distance in her collegiate debut and McFayden scored eight points while shooting 2-3 from beyond the arc in just six minutes of playing time. Sophomore Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) pulled down a career-high nine rebounds and Kehoe chipped in six points off a 3-4 shooting performance from the field.

For MIT, junior guard Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) netted a game-high 18 points with nine boards and Ramachandran scored 12 points with six caroms in a losing effort.

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GAME NOTES
The Monks are now 24-14 (.632), including a 16-5 (.762) mark under Head Coach Mike McDevitt, in season-openers…St. Joe’s is now 1-1 all-time versus MIT, a team the Monks had not faced since suffering a 78-56 loss at the hands of the Engineers on November 18th, 2005…Saint Joseph’s has allowed 50 or fewer points in four-consecutive opening games…Assante, Kehoe, Eastman and Molly Mack (Portland, Maine/McAuley) all made their first collegiate starts this afternoon…Waggett, Grover, Hayley Quirion, Emily Quirion, Brianna Holdren (Portland, Maine), Regan McFerran (Albany, N.Y.) and Emily DeLuca (Gorham, Maine) all made their NCAA debuts in today’s win.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:18 am

NCAA W. BASKETBALL: Saint Joseph’s Defeats Curry, Defends Tip-Off Invitational Title


11/16/14 – Saint Joseph’s Defeats Curry, Defends Tip-Off Invitational Title
MILTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph’s College (2-0) defeated Curry College (1-1), 57-42, on Sunday afternoon to claim the Curry College Tip-Off Tournament Championship for the second-consecutive season. ¬Freshman guard Emily Quirion (Augusta, Maine) netted a game-high 13 points in the victory.

The Monks shot just 24.2% (16-66) collectively but managed to win with the help of a 21-33 effort from the free throw line and 24 points off 34 Curry turnovers. For the second straight contest, the Saint Joseph’s bench played a pivotal role as eight players left the pine to contribute 27 total points. The Colonels’ reserves tallied just five points in the losing effort.

Curry opened the title bout with a pair of buckets in the opening 90 seconds to secure a 4-0 lead, but the advantage was short-lived as the Monks countered with a 7-1 run and would hold at least a share of the lead for the remainder of play. Emily Quirion capped the early surge with a three-pointer and netted eight straight points to lift the Royal Blue to a 12-5 cushion with 15:34 left in the first half.

Freshman Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) extended the Monks’ lead to 18-10 by hitting a pair of freebies just over six minutes later, but the Colonels rallied with a 9-1 run and tied the contest, 19-19, when sophomore Alyssa Keeney (Coventry, Conn.) knocked down a three with 5:21 to play before the break.

The Monks responded with six unanswered points to secure a 25-19 lead with 4:24 left in the half, but remainder of the opening frame was closely contested, as the Colonels maintained a two-possession deficit for the rest of the period. Senior Samantha Corcoran (Hampton, N.H.) and freshman Nicole Rice (Woburn, Mass.) converted layups for Curry in the closing minute, making it a 29-27 game with 21 seconds left, but freshman Hayley Quirion (Augusta, Maine) drained a three-pointer as time expired to lift Saint Joseph’s to a five-point cushion heading into intermission.

The Monks proceeded to put the game out of reach by opening the second stanza with a 15-0 run. Junior Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) scored six points and Emily Quirion added four to help extend the SJC lead to a game-high 20 points (47-27) with 10:30 left in the contest.
Saint Joseph’s shot 24.2% (16-66) from the floor, 20% (4-20) from three-point range and 63.6% (21-33) from the FT line while Curry countered with averages of 26.9% (14-52), 7.7% (1-13) and 65% (13-20) from the field, beyond the arc and the charity stripe, respectively, in a losing bid.

For Saint Joseph’s, Cahill posted the 21st double-double of her career with 12 points and 14 rebounds while making all seven of her free throw attempts, sophomore Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt.) tallied seven points, five rebounds and seven steals, and senior Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine) registered six points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Kehoe and Assante collected All-Tournament honors for Saint Joseph’s while Keeney represented the Colonels on tourney team.

For Curry, Rice also had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, Keeney added 10 points and Corcoran pulled down nine rebounds and dished out a team-best five assists.

Saint Joseph’s returns to the hardwood with a non-conference contest at Husson University at 5:30 PM on Thursday.


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All-Tournament Team
Emily Kehoe (Saint Joseph’s)
Sarah Assante (Saint Joseph’s)
Alyssa Keeney (Curry)
Maya Ramachandran (MIT)
Amber Flagg (Southern Vermont)

GAME NOTES
For Saint Joseph’s, today’s field goal shooting effort is the lowest since the Monks shot 22.6% (12-53) in a loss to Suffolk University on January 15th, 2009…the 24.2% rate is the lowest recorded in an SJC victory over the last 15 seasons…Saint Joseph's is now 4-1 in the history of the series with Curry College and own a 93-26 (.782) all-time record versus Commonwealth Coast Conference opponents… Saint Joseph's is off to a 2-0 start for the fourth-consecutive season and the 16th time in program history overall…freshman Cassidy Grover (Gray, Maine/Cheverus) scored the first four points of her NCAA career in today’s triumph.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:56 am

11/20/14 – Monks Edge Eagles in Double-Overtime, 82-78

BANGOR, Maine – Junior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) netted a career-high 30 points and added 12 rebounds and sophomore guard Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt.) notched her first collegiate double-double with 15 points and 10 caroms to help Saint Joseph’s College (3-0) outlast Husson University (0-2) in double-overtime, 82-78, in a non-conference women’s basketball contest on Thursday evening.

Freshman forward Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) also posted a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in the marathon victory.

In a contest that featured 11 tie scores and 10 lead changes with neither team holding more than a seven-point advantage, Saint Joseph’s managed to avenge a buzzer-beater loss at the hands of Husson last November with the help of six points from Cahill in the second extra frame. Senior guard Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine) also played an important role by making all four of her free throw attempts in the deciding period.
An evenly matched first half foretold what lay ahead for the in-state rivals, as the Monks and Eagles stood at a 32-32 stalemate after the opening 20 minutes. Cahill and Kehoe scored eight points apiece to lead the Monks in the opening frame while Katy Brochu (Bangor, Maine) paced the Eagles with 10 first-half points.

Saint Joseph’s kicked off the second stanza with six unanswered points, as Cahill capped the offensive surge with a layup to make it a 38-32 game with 17:28 left in regulation. Husson answered in kind with a 7-2 run over the following 2:27 of play, but the Monks managed to hold on to the lead until senior center Stephanie Comstock (Bangor, Maine) connected on a free throw to knot the game at 58-all with 1:58 left.

Waggett helped the Monks regain the lead with a tip-in to make it a 60-58 score with 29 seconds on the clock, but Husson sophomore guard Chandler Guerrette (Presque Isle, Maine) converted a layup eight seconds later, a play that ultimately forced extra time. Cahill had a look with two seconds left, but her shot was off the mark as the teams stood at a 60-60 deadlock with the contest headed for extra time.

The Eagles secured the first lead of extended play with a Brochu bucket 14 seconds in, but Saint Joseph’s countered with a pair of Kehoe freebies and an Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) three to secure a 65-62 advantage with 3:40 left in the first OT frame. With nine of the Eagles’ 10 first overtime points, Brochu almost singlehandedly willed the game into the second extra frame.

Late in the five-minute period, after a steal, Kehoe was fouled on a fast break and made one of two FT attempts, lifting the Royal Blue to a 70-69 edge with 44 seconds left. Ten seconds later on the other end, Guerrette was fouled and went to the line with a chance to put her team on top, but was 1-2 from the stripe to tie the game yet again. Cahill had another shot in the waning seconds, but Comstock rejected the attempt, effectively sending the tilt to another overtime period.

Both teams featured players with foul trouble going into what turned out to be the deciding frame, with Cahill having committed her fourth foul just four minutes into the second half and four Eagles – including Brochu and Comstock – carrying four infractions into the second OT. Comstock, one of the hosts’ top post players, was slapped with her fifth just 54 seconds into the final period and Assante made both free throws to put the Monks up by four (74-70) as a result.

Junior Victoria McIntyre (Mars Hill, Maine) and sophomore Denae Johnson (Bangor, Maine) cut the SJC cushion to nil (76-76) with layups on consecutive Husson possessions, but a Cahill jumper at the 1:52 mark would put the visitors on top for good. Kehoe made a jumpshot with 53 seconds left and Assante drilled a pair of freebies 36 seconds later to extend the Monks’ advantage to 82-76 before McIntyre tapped in a layup as time expired to account for the 82-78 final.

Overall, Saint Joseph’s shot 34.7% (26-75) from the field, 33.3% (5-15) from three-point distance, and 78.1% (25-32) from the free throw line while Husson shot 34.1% (28-82) from the floor, 33.3% (7-21) from downtown, and 65.2% (15-23) from the charity stripe on the evening.

For the Monks, Assante registered eight points, seven assists, five rebounds and a pair of steals and Eastman chipped in with six points and five assists.
Brochu led the Eagles with 22 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots while McIntyre and Comstock notched 13 points and nine boards apiece and Guerrette added 12 points in a losing effort.

Saint Joseph’s hosts Maine Maritime in the team’s 2014-15 home-opener on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Husson jumps into conference play with a contest at Thomas College starting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday.

GAME NOTES
Cahill is the third Saint Joseph’s player to score 30 points in a game in the last 14 seasons as she joins former teammate Abby Young ’14 and SJC hall of fame inductee Stacey Gelinas ’02 on the exclusive list…tonight’s game counted as the Monks’ first double-OT game since the Royal Blue defeated UMass.-Dartmouth, 81-80, in 50 minutes on November 19th, 2010…with the win, Saint Joseph’s improves to 38-31 all-time versus Husson…the Monks are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2001-02 campaign and the 10th time in the 38-year history of the women’s basketball program…Cahill, Kehoe and Waggett comprise the first trio to record a double-double in the same game for the Monks in the last 15 years.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:47 am

Monks Sink Mariners, 60-46

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (4-0) defeated Maine Maritime Academy (1-2), 60-46, in a non-conference women’s basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore guard Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) was 4-7 from three-point range and tallied 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in the victory.

The battle between the in-state rivals featured seven lead changes, but Saint Joseph’s was able to pick up the win with the help of a pair of impressive scoring runs, on in each half.

The Mariners started off strong and held a 10-4 advantage 6:40 into the first half, but the Monks proceeded to score 13 unanswered points and owned a 17-10 lead after Eastman capped the outburst with a three-pointer at the 10:28 mark. Sophomore guard Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt.) extended the hosts’ cushion to 10 points (23-13) with a bucket six minutes later.

Unfazed, Maine Maritime jumped back into the contest by hitting on a trio of threes as part of a 15-5 outbreak, which ended on a Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) jumper with the game tied at 28-all and 29 seconds before the break. The Monks closed the opening half on a well-executed play in the paint, as the freshman duo of Cassidy Grover (Gray, Maine/Cheverus) and Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) connected, with the former converting a layup and the latter dishing the assist, on a basket that saw the hosts carry a slim 30-28 edge heading into halftime.

Vosburgh led all first-half scorers with 12 points while Kehoe paced the Monks with nine points in the opening 20 minutes. The Mariners shot an event 50% (6-12) from three-point distance in the first half.

The advantage changed hands on four occasions early in the second stanza with the Monks taking the lead for good when Eastman drilled her second trifecta of the afternoon to lift the hosts to a 35-34 edge with 17:49 remaining. Mariners junior guard Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) kept the score close with a three to cut her team’s deficit to 42-38 at the 15:01 mark, but the visitors failed to convert a field goal attempt for nearly nine minutes, a span during which the Monks rattled off 12 unanswered points to assume control of the contest.

Overall, Saint Joseph’s shot 41.7% (25-60) from the floor, 26.1% (6-23) from three-point range, and 40% (4-10) from the free throw line while Maine Maritime countered by shooting 30.8% (16-52) from the field, 42.1% (8-19) from downtown, and 60% (6-10) from the FT line on the afternoon.

The Monks scored 18 points off 22 Maine Maritime turnovers and held advantages in rebounds (41-37), assists (14-10) and bench points (15-0) in the victory.
For Saint Joseph’s, junior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) totaled 12 points and eight rebounds, Kehoe added 12 points and five caroms, senior guard Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine) contributed nine points, three steals and a pair of caroms, and Waggett chipped in with six points, six rebounds, and three assists.

For Maine Maritime, Vosburgh scored a game-high 15 points with seven boards, Badeen recorded 13 points and five caroms, and sophomore guard Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) added eight points and six rebounds in a losing effort.

Saint Joseph’s returns to action Monday with a non-conference contest at home versus Maine-Farmington, starting at 5:30 PM. Maine Maritime is off until Tuesday, December 2nd when the Mariners travel to Maine-Farmington for a 5:30 PM tip-off.

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GAME NOTES
Saint Joseph’s improves to 7-4 all-time versus Maine Maritime with today’s victory…the Monks have now defeated the Mariners in four-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2010-11 campaign…St. Joe’s is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 2001-02 season and the eighth time in the 38-year history of the program…freshman Brianne Maloney (South Portland, Maine) made her collegiate debut this afternoon and tallied two points and three rebounds in seven minutes on the court.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:50 am

Monks Cruise Past Beavers, 69-37

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (5-0) upended University of Maine-Farmington (0-4), 69-37, in non-conference women’s basketball action at the Harold Alfond Center on Monday evening. Freshman guard Hayley Quirion (Augusta, Maine) was 4-6 from three-point distance and netted 12 points in the decisive triumph.

The Monks, who never trailed in tonight’s contest, opened play with a 10-2 run and held a 21-6 advantage after sophomore guard Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) drilled a three with 12:37 remaining in the first half. The Beavers countered with five unanswered points, but the comeback effort was short-lived as the Royal Blue rattled off 17 straight points as part of a 24-11 effort en route to securing a 45-17 lead heading into intermission.

Down by a 52-22 score after SJC sophomore guard Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt.) drained a trifecta with 16:16 left to play, the Beavers showed signs of life with a 12-2 surge, as senior guard Lindsay Ranquist (Owls Head, Maine) capped the run with a layup, making it a 54-34 contest with 9:19 remaining.

Maine-Farmington would not close the gap any further, however, as Saint Joseph’s maintained control for the duration and outscored the Beavers by a 15-3 margin during the closing nine-plus minutes to account for the 69-37 final.

For the Monks, junior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) tallied 12 points and seven rebounds, Eastman netted nine points with three boards, Kehoe totaled eight points, eight caroms and three assists, and sophomore forward Molly Mack (Portland, Maine/McAuley) contributed eight points and six rebounds. Freshman forward Regan McFerran (Albany, N.Y.) chipped in with seven points and six boards and first-year forward Brianna Holdren (Portland, Maine) added six points and a pair of rebounds in six minutes off the bench.

For the Beavers, sophomore forward Kennadi Grover (Cushing, Maine) poured in a team-high 12 points with five rebounds, junior forward Elizabeth Ferry (Winslow, Maine) tallied 10 points and seven boards, and junior forward Meghan Smith (Boothbay, Maine) contributed six points and seven caroms in a losing effort.

Saint Joseph’s held considerable advantages in rebounds (56-33), assists (15-9), points off turnovers (31-12), second-chance points (26-10) and bench points (30-19) on the evening.
With the victory, Saint Joseph’s improves to 39-29 all-time versus Maine-Farmington and has now defeated the Beavers in five-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2010-11 campaign.

Saint Joseph’s returns to the hardwood this Sunday when the Monks face off against Southern Maine in the Annual Costello Cup game. Tip-off in Gorham is slated for 5:30 PM. Maine-Farmington hosts Maine Maritime Academy at 5:30 PM on Sunday.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:13 am

Saint Joseph’s Falls to Colby, 65-53

STANDISH, Maine – Colby College (7-0) employed a perfect 16-16 effort from the free throw line in a 65-53 victory over Saint Joseph’s College (5-2) at the Harold Alfond Center on Wednesday evening. Junior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) netted a game-high 22 points in the losing effort.

Leading 12-8 with 14:39 left in the first half, Colby scored six unanswered points to obtain a double-digit lead for the first time and proceeded to hold at least a 10-point cushion for the vast majority of play.

The Mules led 38-23 at halftime and quickly extended their lead to a game-high 20 points when junior guard Carylanne Wolfington (Hampden, Maine) netted five unanswered points in the opening minute of the second stanza.

The Monks managed to rally late with six straight points, as three-pointers by sophomore guards Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) and Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt.) cut the hosts’ deficit to 60-49 with 2:07 remaining. But Saint Joseph’s would get no closer, as Wolfington hit a three-pointer on the Mules’ following possession to cease any momentum gained by the hosts.

Saint Joseph’s shot 40.7% (22-54) from the field, 37.5% (3-8) from three-point distance, and 66.7% (6-9) from the FT line while Colby shot 42.9% (21-49) from the field, 35% (7-20) from downtown and, as previously mentioned, 100% (16-16) from the charity stripe on the evening.

For the Monks, senior guard Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine) tallied 11 points, six assists, four rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocks, Kehoe added seven points, and freshman forward Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) chipped in with five points and four caroms off the bench.

For the Mules, junior guard Mia Diplock (Vienna, Maine) scored 13 with six steals and three assists, senior forward Kate Parsons (Hampden, Maine) contributed 12 points while shooting 6-6 from the stripe, and sophomore guard Caitlyn Nolan (Barrington, R.I.) added seven points in the victory.

With the loss, Saint Joseph’s falls to 10-13 all-time versus Colby College, a team the Monks defeated by a 67-63 score in Waterville last winter.

Saint Joseph’s closes out the first semester on Sunday with a home contest versus Maine-Fort Kent at 1:00 PM while Colby hosts Bowdoin College at 2:00 PM on Saturday.

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12/7/14 – Saint Joseph’s Races Past UMFK, 77-47

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (6-2) toppled University of Maine-Fort Kent (3-5), 77-47, in a non-conference women’s basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Sunday afternoon. Junior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) netted a game-high 18 points with four rebounds and four blocked shots in the victory.

Saint Joseph’s, which featured 12 different scorers in the triumph, was sluggish in the early going and did not grab a lead until the 3:52 mark of the first half when a Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine) layup lifted the hosts to a 6-5 lead.

As it played out, the Assante hoop kicked off a game-changing scoring surge, as freshman forward Brianna Holdren (Portland, Maine) made a layup just over six minutes later, capping an 18-4 run which ended with the Monks holding a 22-9 advantage with 9:52 left in the first frame.

The visiting Bengals netted four quick points, as senior center Ericka Saucier (Warren, Maine) made a pair of freebies and junior guard Necole White (Vallejo, Calif.) converted a layup in a matter of 25 seconds to cut the visitors’ deficit down to nine (22-13) with 9:13 before the break. For Fort Kent, the single-digit scoring margin would be the last of the afternoon, as the Monks netted five unanswered points to gain a 27-13 lead with 5:53 left in the half and headed into intermission with a 39-21 cushion on the heals of a 6-0 run.
St. Joe’s put the game completely out of reach by starting the second stanza with 12 straight points, as a Cahill jumper lifted the Royal Blue to a 51-21 lead with 15:51 remaining. The Monks proceeded to hold at least a 22-point lead for the duration and managed to claim a game-high 32-point (73-41) advantage when freshman forward Regan McFerran (Albany, N.Y.) hit a layup off a Maloney assist with 2:16 left.

Saint Joseph’s shot 41.5% (27-65) overall, 20% (3-15) from three-point distance, and 60.6% (20-33) from the FT line in the victory. Fort Kent shot 28.8% (17-59) from the field, 25% (2-8) from downtown, and 64.7% (11-17) from the stripe on the afternoon.
For the Monks, Maloney scored a career-high 10 points, Assante tallied nine points, five boards, four assists and three steals, and Holdren, McFerran and Emily Quirion (Augusta, Maine) recorded seven points apiece in the triumph. McFerran also pulled down a game-high eight rebounds in just 15 minutes off the bench.

For the Bengals, junior forward Bobbi Myles (Long Beach, Calif.) scored 17 with six rebounds while White, Kayla Richards (Presque Isle, Maine), Samantha Carapellucci (Fort Kent, Maine), Sabrina Head (Fremont, Calif.) scored five points apiece in a losing effort.
With the victory, Saint Joseph’s improves to 17-3 in the history of the series with Maine-Fort Kent, a team the Monks defeated by a 95-54 margin at the Alfond Center last winter.

Saint Joseph’s is off until the end of the month when the team travels to sunny California to face a pair of west coast programs. The Monks play at Pomona-Pitzer in a 2:00 PM tip-off on December 30th and take on Occidental College the following day at 1:00 PM. Maine-Fort Kent faces USCAA foe Fisher College in Boston at 1:00 PM this coming Saturday.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:41 am

12/30/14 – Assante Shoots Monks Past Sagehens, 66-60

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior guard Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine) netted 19 of her career-high 23 points in the second half to lead Saint Joseph’s College (7-2) past Pomona-Pitzer College (1-7), 66-60, on Tuesday afternoon.

Saint Joseph’s caps the two-game West Coast trip with a contest versus Occidental College at 4:00 PM EST tomorrow.

The Sagehens led 60-57 with 3:26 left on a jumper from freshman guard Anya Quig, but the Monks closed out on a 9-0 run to take the win. Assante hit a jump shot to cut the deficit to one and split two foul shots to tie the score 60-60 with 2:15 to go. Sophomore guard Emily Kehoe (Perkinsville, Vt.) broke the tie with 1:37 to go, and Assante then had a steal and another short jumper to push the lead to four points with 49 seconds left.
Another steal, this time from sophomore forward Molly Mack (Portland, Maine/McAuley), gave the ball back to Saint Joseph's and Assante sealed it with two foul shots with 25 seconds left.

For the Monks, Kehoe netted 11 and freshman forward Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) registered the second double-double of her career with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.

Sophomore forward Basha Brulee-Wills led the Sagehens with 17 points, while freshman forward Cassandra Palmer had her first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

With the win, Saint Joseph’s – playing in California for the first time since the 2010-11 season – improves to 2-2 all-time versus foes hailing from the Golden State. The Monks defeated the Sagehens by a 58-48 margin on January 3rd, 2011.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:32 am

Occidental Tops Saint Joseph’s in Overtime, 66-64

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Saint Joseph’s College (7-3) rallied from an early-game deficit and forced overtime, but ultimately fell to Occidental College (2-7), 66-64, on Wednesday in what was the last of two West Coast contests for the Monks.

The Tigers jumped out to a 22-9 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game by pressing the Monks into quick shots and turnovers. Oxy forced 10 turnovers in the first half, taking a 38-34 lead into the break.

Saint Joseph's chipped away at Oxy's first half lead at the free throw line, sinking 13 of 16. Eight of the makes came off of fouls away from the basket, allowing the Monks to go into the half down by only four points, 38-34.

The Monks began the second half with a 9-1 run, taking their first lead of the game with a Morgan Cahill layup 2 minutes into the period. Cahill and Emily Kehoe kept Saint Joseph's in the game combining for 39 points.

The Tigers stayed close with Monks, never falling behind by more than four points. Grace Baranowski hit a 3-pointer from the corner in transition to regain Oxy's lead 50-49 with 10:04 left in the game.

Tiffany Kho, Oxy's point guard who sets the tone on both ends of the court, finished with 17 points, six assists and two steals. She hit a 15-foot jump shot from the elbow, tying the score at 56 with 3:35 remaining, and then Haley Graham followed it up with a 3-pointer from the top of the key on a kick out from Kho, giving Oxy a 59-56 lead with 2:41 left.

With the score tied at 59 and 33 seconds left, Kho was fouled going for a rebound on a missed jump shot by Sarah Assante and sunk two free throws at the other end. But Cahill countered with an offensive rebound and a bucket at the other end of the court, sending the game into overtime tied at 61.

The Monks took the first lead of the extra period following a layup by Cahill and a free throw by Emily Quirion.

But with 1:54 remaining, Kho found an open Haley Graham who sank a 3-pointer to tie the game 64-64.

A minute later Erin Matsumoto stripped the ball from Quirions hands, and the Monks fouled Kho sending her to the line. Kho nailed both of her shots giving the Tigers a two point lead with 43 seconds left to play.

Matsumoto blocked a 3-point attempt by Saint Joseph’s with 12 seconds left to play and the Tigers walked away with the win.

Saint Joseph’s opens Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play with a game at Albertus Magnus College on Saturday, January 10th. Tip-off is set for 1:00 PM.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:25 am

1/10/15 – Monks Outlast Falcons, 72-61

NEW ­­­HAVEN, Conn. – Saint Joseph’s College (8-3, 1-0 GNAC) kicked off Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play with a 72-61 victory over Albertus Magnus College (5-8, 0-3 GNAC) on Saturday afternoon. Junior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) netted a game-high 22 points with six rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in the victory.

Saint Joseph’s held a 30-26 lead heading into intermission, but Albertus Magnus refused to go down easily in a tightly contested second half, which featured five tie scores and a pair of lead changes. The Falcons knotted the score at 61-61 when freshman guard Kiki Epps (Norwalk, Conn.) hit a jumper with 3:08 remaining, but the Monks ended the contest on an 11-0 run to secure the conference victory.

Senior guard Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine), who posted her first collegiate double-double with 11 points and a career-high 12 boards in the triumph, (Standish, Maine) went 6-6 from the free throw line and scored eight in the final two minutes of play.
Albertus Magnus owned a 16-8 lead midway through the first half, but Saint Joseph’s fought back with a 14-2 run, which was capped by a Hayley Quirion (Augusta, Maine) layup that saw the visitors gain a 22-18 edge with 5:49 before the break. The conference counterparts essentially traded buckets for the remainder of the first frame with freshman guard Brianne Maloney (South Portland, Maine) connecting on a layup with 37 seconds on the clock, providing the visitors with a 30-26 cushion heading into halftime.
For the Monks, sophomore guard Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) scored 10 points with five assists, four boards and a pair of steals, freshman forward Norma Waggett (Saugus, Mass.) totaled 10 points and five caroms, and freshman guard Emily Quirion (Augusta, Maine) added six points in the triumph.

For the Falcons, junior forward Kelsey Pendagast (Shelton, Conn.) posted a double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds, freshman forward Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) netted 15 with six boards, and Epps came off the bench to score 11 points in a losing effort.

With today’s result, Saint Joseph’s improves to 10-0 all-time versus Albertus Magnus College, a team the Monks defeated by a 61-38 margin last winter.

Saint Joseph’s is off until next Saturday when the team hosts GNAC-rival Anna Maria College in a 1:00 PM start. Albertus Magnus plays at Emmanuel College at 5:30 PM on Wednesday.

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