Fillion & Stapelfeld Combine to Score 46 in Monks’ 76-64 Win Over Husson

Fillion & Stapelfeld Combine to Score 46 in Monks’ 76-64 Win Over Husson

STANDISH, Maine – Sophomore guard Alyson Fillion (Bedford, N.H.) poured in a career-high 26 points and junior guard Cassandra Stapelfeld (Brookline, N.H.) netted 20 to help lift Saint Joseph's College (2-2) past Husson University (1-3), 76-64, in a non-conference women's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

The Monks opened the game with a 12-2 run as Fillion and Stapelfeld scored six points apiece to put their team up by 10 in the first five minutes of play. The Eagles fought back with a 9-0 surge of their own and grabbed their first lead of the day when junior Emma Alley (Millinocket, Maine) converted a traditional three-point play to make it a 16-15 game heading into the second quarter.

Tied 20-20 early in the second stanza, the hosts mounted a 16-2 run – which included nine points from Fillion – and achieved a game-high 14-point (36-22) advantage when freshman Jayne Howe (Pembroke, Mass.) hit a jumper with 3:20 before the break.

St. Joe's carried a 38-27 lead into intermission but Husson fought back into contention with an impressive 16-3 run and claimed a 43-41 edge when freshman center Bailey Donovan (Island Falls, Maine) knocked down a pair of freebies with 6:20 left in the third quarter. The Eagles' lead was short-lived however as Stapelfeld drilled a pair of threes in a matter of 90 seconds to help the Monks secure the lead for good, as it played out.

Saint Joseph's put the game out of reach in the fourth frame with a 15-3 run right out of the gates. Five different SJC players scored during the six-minute surge as a Fillion layup capped the outbreak with a layup to make it a 71-57 game with 3:57 remaining.

STATS OF THE GAME:

The Monks shot 54.7% (29-53) from the floor, including a 51.9% (14-27) from three-point distance…The Eagles countered by shooting 33.8% (22-65) overall with a 25% (5-20) clip from downtown…Saint Joseph's attempted just five free throws on the afternoon while Husson went 15-20 (75%) from the charity stripe.

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • Fillion was 10-for-17 from the field and 5-for-10 from three-point range with three rebounds and a pair of assists
  • Stapelfeld was 7-for-11 from the floor and 4-for-7 from downtown with three assists and three boards
  • Senior guard Julia Quinn (Fryeburg, Maine) added 11 points and eight assists
  • Junior guard Jordan Jabar (Waterville, Maine) chipped in with seven points and four caroms
  • Senior forward Lexi L'Heureux-Carland (Bridgton, Maine) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds
  • Howe came off the bench to contributed five points, three rebounds, and three assists

LEADERS – HUSSON:

  • Donovan came off the bench to lead the Eagles with 19 points and 16 rebounds and was 7-for-10 from the field with a pair of blocks
  • Alley netted 11 points with three assists and a pair of steals
  • Joan Overman chipped in with nine points, seven boards, and five steals

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

With the triumph, Saint Joseph's improves to 42-32 in the history of the series with Husson University and has now defeated the Eagles in three-consecutive meetings.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's will play at UMaine-Farmington at 5:30 PM on Tuesday.

 

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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.