UNE Edges Saint Joseph's, 56-54

UNE Edges Saint Joseph's, 56-54

STANDISH, Maine – University of New England (4-1) outlasted Saint Joseph's College (1-2), 56-54, in a non-conference women's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Wednesday evening. The game was the Monks' 2019-20 home opener.

Junior guard Cassandra Stapelfeld (Brookline, N.H.) paced the Monks with 14 points off a 6-6 free-throw shooting performance and added six assists in the setback. Sophomore guard Alyson Fillion (Bedford, N.H.) produced 10 points, senior forward Lexi L'Heureux-Carland (Bridgton, Maine) contributed nine points and seven rebounds, and Jordan Jabar (Waterville, Maine), Bri Jordan (New Gloucester, Maine), and Jayne Howe (Pembroke, Mass.) chipped in with six points apiece on the evening.

For the Nor'easters, Jocelyn Chaput (Nashua, N.H.) netted 16 points with four boards and four assists and Elyssa Nicholas (Southborough, Mass.) came off the bench to score 12 points with the help of a 3-for-3 three-point shooting effort. Sadie Nelson (Windham, Maine) added nine points and eight caroms and Abby Cavallaro (South Portland, Maine) contributed nine points in the victory.

Saint Joseph's shot 47.6% (20-42) overall but made just two of 13 attempts from beyond the arc for a 15.4% rate. University of New England shot 38.5% (10-26) from downtown.

With the loss, St. Joe's falls to 51-19 all-time versus University of New England.

Both teams are back in action on Saturday, when Saint Joseph's hosts Husson University at 1:00 PM and UNE plays at Wentworth Institute at 12:00 PM.






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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.