WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Brenna Roy (Stafford Springs, Conn.) hit a 17-foot baseline jump shot as time expired to lift the Bay Path basketball team to a 62-60 victory over the University of Saint Joseph Tuesday in a non-conference game at the O'Connell Center.
Bay Path improved to 2-0 and USJ is 0-2. It was only the second victory for the Wildcats over the Blue Jays in 16 meetings between the teams.
Dallas Jackson (Springfield, Mass.) set up the game-winner when she got a defensive rebound with 10 seconds left and dribbled nearly the length of the floor. She wriggled out of a double team at the free throw line to find Roy alone on the right wing from where she launched the final shot just before the buzzer.
Rajeen Mayo (Middletown, Conn.) had 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for USJ and Carlee Putnam (Niantic, Conn.) had 19 points including five three-pointers, seven rebounds and five blocked shots. Xiana Mebane (East Hartford, Conn.) had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Blue Jays.
USJ led 24-12 after one quarter, 36-26 at halftime and 53-46 after three. The Blue Jays went up 60-51 on a jumper by Elisha Pertillar (Windsor, Conn.) with 4:21 to play, but Bay Path scored the final 11 points.
Jackson had 16 points, 14 rebounds and six steals for Bay Path and Elizabeth Haylette (Terryville, Conn.) also had a double-double. Briana Kujawski (Webster, Mass.) scored 12 for Bay Path and Roy finished with nine.
USJ next plays at Mitchell, Thur. Nov. 19 at Mitchell in a 6 p.m. game. Bay Path is at Mount Ida, Saturday at 1 p.m.