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Blue Jays Fall In Nail-Biting Season Opener, 62-60

Blue Jays Fall In Nail-Biting Season Opener, 62-60

NORTON, Mass. - The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's basketball team lost a tough one late to Wheaton College (WC), 62-60, inside Emerson Gymnasium Saturday evening in the Wheaton Tip-Off Classic.

Freshman guard Maya Slisz (New Britain, Conn.) had a chance to tie it at the end on a pass from senior guard Cheyenne-Mone Smith (Wethersfield, Conn.), who fired the ball inside with just a second or two on the clock. Slisz had to get it up in a hurry, and the shot ended up just off the mark. Smith had a double-double (15 Pts, 11 Reb) despite the loss, while sophomore forward Jordan Ouellette (Bristol, Conn.) added 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting from the field.

The Blue Jays trailed by as many as 12 in this one, and by six in the fourth quarter, but found a way to get back in the game, outscoring Wheaton by four in the fourth (14-10). USJ struggled from deep (1-10 3FG) though, and had 19 turnovers, leading to 21 points off those turnovers for Wheaton.

Score: Saint Joseph 60, Wheaton 62
Records: USJ 0-1, WC 1-0
Location: Emerson Gymnasium | Norton, Mass.
Game Notes: Wheaton Tip-Off Classic

COACH QUOTE [Wendy Davis] "It was a hard fought battle tonight. We had some very fixable mistakes at different stretches of the game, including turnovers and missed layups. We can easily correct them for tomorrow's game."

The Blue Jays continue on in the Wheaton Tip-Off Classic against Maine Maritime Academy on Sunday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m.

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