Blue Jays Struggle at Monks

Blue Jays Struggle at Monks

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College, of Maine, (15-4, 5-0 GNAC) posted a decisive 90-59 victory over the University of Saint Joseph (2-17, 1-6 GNAC) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference women's basketball action at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Monks set the tone early as they draining five of seven three-point attempts in the first quarter, never trailed and led 27-4 after the opening period.

USJ junior Carlee Putnam (Niantic, Conn.) paced the Blue Jays with 16 points. Sophomore Rajeen Mayo (Middletown, Conn.) contributed 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Blue Jays and junior Elisha Pertillar (Windsor, Conn.) chipped in with 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

SJC senior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) scored 14 points in 16 minutes and became the fifth player in school history to reach 1,500 career points. Freshman guard Hannah Marks (Waldoboro, Maine) went 5-for-5 shooting the three and scored a game-high 21 points for the Monks. As a team, SJC shot 12-for-23 from three-point range and set a school record for most three-pointers made in a game.

USJ travels to Trinity College, Tuesday, Feb. 2 for a non-conference game at 7 p.m.