Deep Bench Helps Monks Top Terriers, 62-52

Deep Bench Helps Monks Top Terriers, 62-52

WATERVILLE, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (6-4) defeated Thomas College (3-8), 62-52, in a non-conference women's basketball contest on Sunday afternoon.


With the game tied at 10-apiece with five minutes left in the first quarter, sophomore guard Alyson Fillion (Bedford, N.H.) drilled a three-pointer to ignite a 22-5 run that ended with the Monks securely in the lead – 32-15 – with 1:22 left in the second stanza.

St. Joe's remained comfortably ahead for the remainder of the contest and secured a game-high 23-point cushion (48-25) when freshman Bri Jordan (Gray, Maine) netted a three with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter.


The Monks held a 29-2 lead in bench points and made 14-of-16 shots from the free throw line for an 87.5% clip…The Terriers countered by shooting 60% (6-10) from the charity stripe.


  • Sophomore guard Grace Philippon (Glenburn, Maine) came off the bench to score 13 points off a 6-for-8 shooting effort with four rebounds in 19 minutes
  • Junior guard Cassandra Stapelfeld (Brookline, N.H.) added 11 points and three boards
  • Jordan added nine points and three rebounds
  • Fillion contributed eight points, six rebounds, four steals, and three assists
  • Junior guard Jordan Jabar (Waterville, Maine) netted seven points with seven caroms and two assists
  • Senior Julia Quinn (Fryeburg, Maine) scored seven points with three boards and two assists


  • Senior center Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine) tallied 20 points and six rebounds
  • Senior guard Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine) scored 14 points with four boards and two assists


Saint Joseph's is now 60-5 all-time versus Thomas College and has defeated the Terriers in 11-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2007-08 season.


The Monks are off until Wednesday, January 1st when they play Roger Williams (3:00 PM) in the first of two games in the Naismith Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts. Saint Joseph's faces UMass.-Dartmouth the following day (1:00 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