Mariners Tip Monks in Overtime, 71-68

Mariners Tip Monks in Overtime, 71-68

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy (7-3) defeated Saint Joseph's College (5-4), 71-68, in overtime in a non-conference women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon.


The Monks held a 57-50 lead heading into the fourth quarter but fell short after shooting just 14.3% (3-21) from the field in the final frame and overtime period combined. Up 62-57 with 4:57 remaining in regulation, Saint Joseph's went 0-4 from the floor and committed five turnovers while the Mariners netted five points and tied the game when Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) hit a three-pointer with five seconds on the clock.

The Mariners registered their first lead since midway through the second quarter when Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) made a layup on their first overtime possession. Senior Julia Quinn (Fryeburg, Maine) connected on a pair of free throws to knot the game at 64-64 with 3:23 left in OT, but Maine Maritime rattled off seven unanswered points to take the lead for good.


The Mariners shot 43.3% (26-60) from the floor while the Monks posted a 30.6% (22-72) effort from the field…Maine Maritime held a 36-18 lead in points in the paint.


  • Quinn led all scorers with a career-high 18 points and was 4-for-9 from three-point range
  • Junior guard Cassandra Stapelfeld (Brookline, N.H.) scored 16 points with four rebounds and a pair of assists
  • Sophomore guard Alyson Fillion (Bedford, N.H.) added 14 points, three boards, and three assists
  • Senior forward Lexi L'Heureux-Carland (Bridgton, Maine) chipped in with 11 boards and six points


  • Plissey tallied 17 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots, two assists and a pair of steals
  • Maureen Stanton (Abington, Mass.) contributed 16 points, seven boards, six assists and a pair of steals
  • Samantha Mason (Lamoine, Maine) added 12 points, four rebounds and four assists


Saint Joseph's is now 12-5 all-time versus Maine Maritime Academy and, after defeating the Mariners in eight-consecutive meetings, falls to the Mariners for the first time since 2007.

For the Monks, the loss in overtime is the team's first since falling to Occidental, 66-64, in OT on December 31st, 2014. In the interim, St. Joe's won four-consecutive games that ended in overtime.


Saint Joseph's has a quick turnaround with a 12:00 PM non-conference contest at Thomas College tomorrow. Maine Maritime returns to action in 2020 when they travel to Norwich University on Sunday, January 5 for a 2:00 PM non-conference matchup.




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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