Monks Top AMCATS, 75-62

Monks Top AMCATS, 75-62

PAXTON, Mass. - #11/12 Saint Joseph's College (17-0, 5-0 GNAC) topped Anna Maria College (5-13, 2-3 GNAC), 75-62, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon. The victory extends the Monks' regular-season winning streak versus GNAC opponents to 23 games.


Saint Joseph's shot 56.3% (9-16) with a 53.8% (7-13) clip from three-point distance in the first quarter and senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) scored 12 points in the first 10 minutes to lift the Monks to a 26-13 advantage heading into the second quarter.

Leading 32-16 with 8:17 remaining in the second stanza, St. Joe's outscored Anna Maria by a 17-9 margin and went into halftime with a 24-point (49-25) cushion. The Monks were 10-10 from the free throw line in the second quarter with McNamara making all eight of her attempts from the stripe.

Saint Joseph's proceeded to claim a game-high 32-point (57-25) after sophomore guard Jordan Jabar (Waterville, Maine) converted a layup with 5:26 left in the third quarter.


The Monks posted leads in rebounds (35-25), second-chance points (16-2), three-point field goals (12-3), and points in the paint (28-16) in the triumph…the AMCATS posted a 48.9% (23-47) shooting percentage compared to a 42.6% (26-61) effort by the Monks.


  • McNamara led all scorers with 25 points and added nine assists, three rebounds, and two steals
  • Senior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards and was 7-for-8 from the field
  • Senior guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) netted 15 points with five rebounds
  • Freshman Kaleigh Walsh (Windham, N.H.) came off the bench to score five points


  • Junior Sierra Johnson (Brockton, Mass.) was 9-for-12 from the field with 20 points
  • Sophomore Amber Wilson (New York, N.Y.) added 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a pair of blocks
  • Junior Sienna Johnson (Brockton, Mass.) came off the bench to score 21 points with three boards


With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 10-0 in the history of the series with Anna Maria College.


Saint Joseph's, in the midst of a 10-game stretch versus GNAC opponents, will play at Simmons College in conference action on Thursday at 7:00 PM.




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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