WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Shyann Josler (Thetford, Verm.) scored a career-high 26 points and Heather LeBlanc (Sanford, Maine) had a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Norwich University women's basketball team defeated the University of Saint Joseph 81-57 in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference game Wednesday night at the O'Connell Center.
Norwich improved to 10-8 overall and 3-3 in the GNAC; USJ is 2-16 overall and 1-5 in conference play.
Josler made six three pointers on 10 attempts and added five assists and five rebounds. LeBlanc shot 7-for-11 from the floor and had 10 points and 10 rebounds at halftime. Vanessa Fleury (Lebanon, N.H.) added 12 points for the Cadets.
Norwich had a 21-6 edge on the offensive boards, leading to 19 second-chance points to none for USJ and a 61-32 total rebounding margin. The Blue Jays forced 18 turnovers to 14, resulting in a 22-11 advantage in points off turnovers. Norwich never trailed and led 22-14, 44-27 and 61-43 after each quarter.
USJ next plays at St. Joseph's College, of Maine, Saturday, Jan. 30 in a 1 p.m. GNAC game. Norwich hosts Mount Ida, also Sat. at 1 p.m. in a GNAC game.