#10/11 Saint Joseph's Handles Johnson & Wales, 85-59

#10/11 Saint Joseph's Handles Johnson & Wales, 85-59

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - #10/11 Saint Joseph's College (21-0, 9-0 GNAC) toppled Johnson & Wales University (4-17, 3-5 GNAC), 85-59, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's basketball contest on Saturday.


Leading 13-7 with 3:48 left in the first quarter, the Monks rattled off 14 unanswered points as a Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) three-pointer launched the visitors to a 27-9 advantage heading into the second stanza.

The early deficit proved too much to overcome for the Wildcats, as the Monks extended their cushion to 49-26 at the break and went on to claim a game-high 35-point (77-42) lead after senior guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) made a free throw with 6:53 left in the fourth frame.


St. Joe's scored 24 points off 18 JWU turnovers and committed just 11 miscues in the victory…The Monks made 10 three-pointers compared to four trifectas made by the Wildcats and held a 17-9 lead in free throws made.


  • McNamara netted 20 points with five assists, two rebounds, and a pair of steals
  • Champagne also scored 20 points with four boards and two assists
  • Senior guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) added 19 points, four caroms, and two steals
  • Senior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) contributed 13 points, eight rebounds (five offensive), and four assists
  • Freshman Page Brown (Boothbay, Maine) scored four points in four minutes off the bench


  • Freshman Dede Stevenson (Hartford, Conn.) tied a career-high with 30 points and added eight rebounds, two assists, and three steals
  • Senior Ally Mishol (Longmeadow, Mass.) registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds


Saint Joseph's is now 10-5 all-time versus Johnson & Wales University and has now defeated the Wildcats in five-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2015-16 season. The winning margin is the largest posted by the Monks since SJC defeated JWU by 36 (85-49) on January 21st, 2012.


Saint Joseph's will host Emmanuel College in a battle of unbeaten GNAC teams on Tuesday at 6:00 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 www.sjcme.edu.