Monks Soar Past Blue Jays, 71-39

Monks Soar Past Blue Jays, 71-39

STANDISH, Maine - #10/14 Saint Joseph's College (15-0, 3-0 GNAC) cruised past University of Saint Joseph (2-13, 0-3 GNAC), 71-39, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.


The Monks dominated play from the very start and held a 24-2 advantage after freshman Page Brown (Boothbay, Maine) connected on a pair of free throws with 1:13 left in the first quarter.

Saint Joseph's held a 49-12 lead heading into intermission and attained a game-high 43-point cushion (65-22) after Brown made a layup off a Grace Philippon (Glenburn, Maine) pass with 22 seconds remaining in the third frame.


The Monks posted sizeable leads in points in the paint (36-12) and bench points (36-11) and dealt 25 assists on 28 field goals in the victory.


  • Senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) scored 17 points with seven assists, two rebounds, and two steals in just 20 minutes and was 4-7 from beyond the arc
  • Junior Lexi L'Heureux-Carland (Bridgton, Maine) came off the bench to produce 10 points, seven boards, two assists, and a pair of steals in 13 minutes
  • Brown finished the day with nine points and six rebounds
  • Senior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) added eight points and six caroms in 14 minutes on the floor


  • Sophomore guard Shaniyah Williams (New Britain, Conn.) scored 11 points with seven rebounds and two assists
  • Freshman guard Silvana Barcomb (Middletown, Conn.) added nine points and a pair of steals
  • Freshman guard Cheyenne-Mone Smith (Wethersfield, Conn.) chipped in with seven points, eight rebounds, and three assists


With the win, Saint Joseph's is now 10-2 all-time versus University of Saint Joseph and has now defeated the Blue Jays in four-consecutive meetings.


Saint Joseph's will host GNAC rival Colby-Sawyer College on Tuesday in a 6:00 PM start.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at