Monks Win 48th Consecutive Home Game

Monks Win 48th Consecutive Home Game

STANDISH, Maine - #8/11 Saint Joseph's College (23-0, 10-0 GNAC) defeated UMaine-Fort Kent (20-5), 76-54, in a non-conference women's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Sunday afternoon.


Saint Joseph's - ranked eighth and 11th in last week's and WBCA national polls, respectively - received 12 points from senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) and six off the bench from junior guard Julia Quinn (Fryeburg, Maine) in the opening 10 minutes and held a 23-8 advantage heading into the second quarter.

The Bengals showed better in the second quarter but still trailed by 16 (40-24) at the half. The Monks extended their lead to a game-high 31 points (67-36) when senior guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) drilled a three-pointer 12 seconds into the fourth quarter.

With the win, the Monks extend their home winning streak to 48 games.


Saint Joseph's was 13-for-31 from three-point distance and made all 11 attempts from the free throw line…UMaine-Fort Kent was just 2-for-17 and 2-for-5 from the charity stripe.


McNamara became the first SJC player to make 300 three-pointers when she connected on a deep attempt with 7:46 remaining in the second quarter. She is the all-timer leader in three-pointers made in Saint Joseph's and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) history.


  • McNamara tallied 17 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and two steals
  • Quinn was 5-for-6 from the field and 4-for-5 from downtown with 14 points in 14 minutes off the bench
  • Senior guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) added 13 points, three boards, two assists, and a pair of steals
  • Senior forward Emily Benway (Rochester, N.H.) nearly notched a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds and was 6-for-8 from the floor
  • Champagne chipped in with nine points, four caroms, and three assists


  • Junior forward Ivette Trujillo (El Paso, Texas) was 7-for-14 from the field with 14 points and five rebounds
  • Junior guard Trinity Washington (Fresno, Calif.) added 13 points, seven boards, three assists, and a pair of steals
  • Junior guard Alyse Kline (Livermore, Calif.) came off the bench to score 13 points


The Monks are now 19-3 all-time versus UMaine-Fort Kent and have now defeated the Bengals in four consecutive meetings.


Saint Joseph's will travel to Norwich University on Tuesday for a conference contest starting at 5:00 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