WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's basketball team left it all out on the court in its 2020-21 season finale, but ultimately fell to the Trinity College (TC) Bantams, 58-33, inside the O'Connell Center Sunday afternoon in exhibition action.
Sophomore point guard Amanda Fudge (Middletown, Conn.) did all she could for the second straight contest, scoring a game-high 17 points, including 4-of-8 from three. The 5-2 transfer from Southern Connecticut even led the team in rebounds with five, but fouled out early in the fourth quarter. Junior guard Bailey Hyland (Broad Brook, Conn.) led the way for the Bantams with 10. 11 different players scored for Trinity, which led nearly from start to finish. The Blue Jays cut the lead to 12 several times in the third quarter, behind the hot-shooting of Fudge (11 of her 17 came in the third), but the lead was too much to overcome, as the Bantams responded with a high-percentage hoop each time.
It marked the final contest for a pair of Saint Joseph seniors, as the Blue Jays said goodbye to two senior captains, Raelynn Voislow (Windsor Locks, Conn.) and Anna Chevarella (Derby, Conn.), who played their hearts out to the final buzzer. They were greeted with hugs and high-fives as they walked off the court for the last time.
Score: Trinity 58, Saint Joseph 33
Location: O'Connell Center | West Hartford, Conn.
COACH QUOTE [Wendy Davis on her extended postgame talk]
"That meeting was pretty much all about our seniors, Raelynn Voislow and Anna Chevarella. I was thanking them for the three years I had the opportunity to coach them. They did an amazing job. They were wonderful captains and wonderful role models. Today is about celebrating our two seniors. This year was hard, really hard. We just worked on getting better every day."
NUMBER TO KNOW
1 – The Blue Jays scored just one point in the fourth quarter after a game-high 16 in the third. Fudge fouled out with 7:30 to go in the fourth.
- The Blue Jays, who were hammered on the glass Saturday (46-29), responded well, outrebounding Trinity 36-34 today.
- Trinity won the points in the paint battle once again, outscoring Saint Joseph, 58-27, inside on the weekend (22-6 Sunday).
- 11 players scored on the day for Trinity.
- Trinity hit six three-pointers for the second straight game. USJ hit four Sunday, all from Fudge (4-8 3FG).
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