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Hot Start Keeps Blue Jays In Front For Good, 60-42

Hot Start Keeps Blue Jays In Front For Good, 60-42

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Junior guard Raelynn Voislow (Windsor Locks, Conn.) scored 11 first-quarter points, and with a pair of Blue Jays with double-doubles at her side, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's basketball team defeated Anna Maria College (AMC) in dominant fashion, 60-42, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) matchup in the O'Connell Center Tuesday evening.

Voislow scored as many points in the first quarter as the entire AMC team (11), dropping a game-high 16 points. She also grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman forward Meredith Forman (Bristol, Conn.) had her first career double-double (14 PTS, 13 REB). Her teammate on the front line, junior forward Deanna De La Cruz (Winsted, Conn.) matched Forman with a double-double of her own (11 PTS, 10 REB). Junior guard Franchesca Hammond (Worcester, Mass.) led the way for the AMCATS with 11 points.

The Blue Jays built a double-digit first half lead, and maintained control throughout the contest.

Score: Saint Joseph 60, Anna Maria 42
Records: USJ (11-13, 3-7 GNAC) Lasell (6-18, 2-8 GNAC)
Location: O'Connell Athletic Center | West Hartford, Conn.

COACH QUOTE [Wendy Davis]
"We played very well today as a team. Many great stats to take away from this one—19 assists and 12 turnovers, we won every quarter, two rebounds shy of three double-doubles. We executed our gameplan. It was a fun win for the team."


  • Voislow hit three long-balls in the first quarter, giving the Blue Jays an early double-digit lead, 21-9. They led 21-11 after one.
  • Saint Joseph got back-to-back-to-back layups to open the second quarter, one from Forman and De La Cruz each. The lead was 16, 27-11, with 7:33 left in the half.
  • USJ kept the foot on the gas pedal, refusing to let the AMCATS get back in the game. Both teams traded baskets back and forth, but AMC never recovered.


12 – The Blue Jays had just 12 turnovers, the second fewest this season (9, Bay Path).


  • USJ had 19 assists on 24 made baskets.
  • Saint Joseph outrebounded Anna Maria, 49-35.
  • The AMCATS scored just six points in the fourth quarter. That is the fewest points the Blue Jays have allowed in a fourth quarter this season.

The USJ women's basketball team will close the 2019-2020 season with the 'Hoops for Hounds' doubleheader with the men's team, taking on Colby-Sawyer at 1:00 p.m. on February 22. The men play at 3:30 p.m in the O'Connell Center.

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