STANDISH, Maine – A second-quarter run by Saint Joseph's College of Maine was too much for the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team to overcome in the quarterfinals of the GNAC Tournament on Tuesday. The Wildcats dropped a 99-75 decision to the 10th-ranked Monks.
#10 Saint Joseph's (Me.): 26-0
Johnson & Wales: 6-20
JWU worked the lead down to six (20-14) on an Ally Mishol layup with two minutes left in the opening quarter. SJC outscored the Wildcats, 20-7, to start the second period before going into the locker room up 59-30.
Johnson & Wales could not slow down the Monks' offensive, particularly behind the three-point line. The hosts shot 52 percent (13-of-25) as part of their overall 49.2 rate.
Saint Joseph's also had a 42-27 rebounding advantage.
Head coach Kim Dweck brings back most of her squad for the 2019-20 campaign, including four starters.