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Falcons Fend Off Women's Basketball, 64-58

Photo taken by Steve McLaughlin - March 16, 2021
Photo taken by Steve McLaughlin - March 16, 2021

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's basketball team dropped a back-and-forth battle to fellow Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and intrastate foe, the Albertus Magnus College (AMC) Falcons, 64-58, inside the O'Connell Center Tuesday night in exhibition action.

Three players scored in double figures for the Falcons, including freshman forward Natasha Rivera (Ansonia, Conn.), who logged a double-double (18 PTS, 12 REB). She also had a game-high five blocked shots. Freshman forward Jordan Ouellette (Bristol, Conn.) led the way for USJ with 13 points in 19 minutes of action off the bench on 6-of-11 shooting from the field. The Blue Jays led by two at the break, but the high-tempo play of the Falcons gave them the push they needed in the third quarter to take the lead. Back-and-forth action ensued into the final period, before AMC put together a 9-1 run midway through the fourth to pull out in front for good. The Blue Jays, who entered Tuesday's contest shooting just 5-of-30 from three-point land, shot 5-of-14 Tuesday night, but 26 turnovers gave too many extra opportunities to the visitors.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Albertus Magnus 64, Saint Joseph 58
Location: O'Connell Athletic Center | West Hartford, Conn.

NUMBER TO KNOW

50 – The Falcons shot just 50% from the foul line (15-30 FT), including 8-of-17 in the fourth quarter, giving the Blue Jays a fighting chance. USJ simply ran out of time, cutting an 11-point lead to six before the final buzzer.

NOTES

  • AMC held the Blue Jays under 60 points. This is the third game in a row USJ has not eclipsed the 60-point-mark.
  • The Blue Jays had a season-high 18 offensive rebounds, but just 10 second-chance points.
  • Rivera scored 10 of her 18 in the third quarter, equaling the Blue Jays team total for the period.

UP NEXT
The Blue Jays will face the Falcons once more in a rematch of Tuesday's battle, this time down in 'The Nest' in New Haven, Conn., on Thursday, March 18. Tipoff between the Blue Jays and Falcons is slated for 6:00 p.m.

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