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Saint Joseph’s Defeats Albertus 61-38 in Women’s Basketball

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

With the help of 19 points by Abby Young, the Saint Joseph's College of Maine Monks defeated the Albertus Magnus women's basketball team 61-38 on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play in Standish, Maine.

After tying the score at five less than three minutes into the contest, the Monks put together a 6-0 run in a span of 1:34 to take an 11-5 lead.  The Falcons eventually cut the lead to one at 22-21 with 7:27 left in the first half as Lianna Carrero (Hamden, Conn.) connected on a three-pointer.

Despite the comeback, the Monks finished off the half with an 8-0 run to take a 30-21 lead into the break.

The Monks added to their lead in the second half and took their largest of the day on a lay-up by Young with 9:41 left in the contest, which gave St. Joseph's a 24-point lead.

In the second frame, Albertus shot just 17.6% from the field before finished the contest with its lowest outing of the season of 23.8%.  Carrero led the Falcons with 14 points after five-straight contests with 20 or more points scored.

Annie Raucci (Milford, Conn.) added six points, while Kelsey Pendagast (Shelton, Conn.) pulled down six boards. The Falcons were just 5-of-10 from the free-throw line for the game.

The Monks posted a 35.7 shooting percentage led by Young and Morgan Cahill with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Both teams shot under 32% in the opening frame and combined for a total of 19 made-field goals.

With the win, the Monks improve to 15-4 overall and 5-0 in the GNAC. The Falcons fall to 3-17 on the year and 0-6 in league action.

The Falcons return to action on Thursday, Feb. 6 for a 7:00 p.m. GNAC contest at Simmons College. The Sharks are 2-13 on the year and 0-4 in GNAC play this season.

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