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Cadets Capitalize Late, Defeat Blue Jays, 44-28

Cadets Capitalize Late, Defeat Blue Jays, 44-28

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.— The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's basketball dropped its Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) home opener in an all-out wrestling match with Norwich University (NU), 44-28, inside the O'Connell Center Saturday afternoon.

Junior guard Riley Bennett (Hopkinton, N.H.) led all scorers with 21 points (8-16 FG), hitting a series of tough midrange shots at the end to clinch the win. Junior forward Kailynne Frederick (Adams, Mass.) was dominant inside, scoring six points and grabbing a season-high 20 rebounds. Sophomore guard Silvana Barcomb (Middletown, Conn.) led the way for the Blue Jays with 10, the only one in double figures.

This physical back-and-forth tussle was tied at 28 with just over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Cadets capped the quarter on a 16-0 run, as sophomore guard Sandra Carlsten (Bandhagen, Sweden) got hot late to get the run going.

Score: Saint Joseph 28, Norwich 44
Records: USJ (8-8, 0-3 GNAC) Norwich (4-10, 1-2 GNAC)
Location: O'Connell Center | West Hartford, Conn.


  • Saint Joseph held the narrow edge after one quarter, 9-7, finishing the quarter on a 7-0 run, five of which came from junior captain Raelynn Voislow (Windsor Locks, Conn.).
  • The Cadets and Blue Jays were tied, 18-18, at the half. The second half became a stalemate, as both offenses struggled to get going. Bennett scored all eight points for the Cadets in the third to take a 26-23 lead into the fourth.
  • With the game tied at 28, NU suddenly caught fire, as Carlsten and Bennett combined for 14 of the final 16 points to steamroll past USJ for a 44-28 triumph.


50 – The Cadets had 50 rebounds, 20 from Frederick, outrebounding Saint Joseph 50-37.


  • This marks the first time this season the Blue Jays have lost a game after allowing single digits in the first quarter (3-1).
  • Bennett shot just 1-of-16 from the field in her last game against Lasell. She was 8-of-16 against USJ Saturday.
  • The Blue Jays shot a season-low 18% from the floor (10-55).

The Blue Jays will be back home again on Tuesday, January 21 for a 5:00 p.m. matchup against GNAC opponent Johnson & Wales.

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