BOSTON, Mass. – University of Saint Joseph junior Carlee Putnam (East Lyme, Conn.) scored 18 points and blocked three shots in playing all 40 minutes in the Blue Jays 64-51 loss Monday at Simmons in a Great Northeast Athletic game.
Simmons improved to 7-8 overall and 1-3 in the GNAC. USJ is 1-14 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
USJ had more points off turnovers (11-8), more second-chance points on the offensive boards (14-8), but Simmons had a big edge inside, 30-18 on points in the paint, Simmons led 23-18 at the end of the first quarter and 40-25 at halftime.
Nicole Alberghini (Northborough, Mass.) led Simmons with 14 points and nine rebounds.
USJ hosts Wentworth in a non-conference game, Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.