No. 10/8 St. Joseph’s (Maine) Handles Women’s Basketball in GNAC Semis

No. 10/8 St. Joseph’s (Maine) Handles Women’s Basketball in GNAC Semis

STANDISH, Maine – No. 10/8 Saint Joseph's (Maine) was too much for the fourth-seeded Suffolk women's basketball team as the Rams fell to the top-seeded Monks, 84-51, Thursday night in the GNAC Semifinals at the Harold Alfond Center.  

SCORE: Suffolk 51 | No. 10/8 Saint Joseph's (Maine) 84
RECORDS: Suffolk (19-8) | No. 10/8 Saint Joseph's (Maine) (27-0)  

Suffolk did not find its offensive grove from the get-go, which allowed the red-hot Monks to build a 13-point, 21-8, advantage after the first 10 minutes. 

The Rams cut the margin back to seven, 25-18, as Allie Lopes converted a layup at the midway point of the second stanza. St. Joe's scored eight straight points to regain the 13-point margin that blossomed into a 17-point cushion, 42-25, at the intermission.    

For the second quarter on the night, SJC limited Suffolk to just eight points and put in 19 of its own to stretch its advantage to 61-33. 

The distance was too much ground for the Rams to make up as the Monks put on cruise control to coast to the 84-51 victory. 


  • Lopes led the offense attack with a 13-point performance to go with four assists, four boards and one steal. 
  • Jenni-Rose DiCecco had an all-around night with seven caroms, six points, five helpers and one steal.
  • Natalie Fraioli registered eight points to go with two rebounds and two dimes. 
  • Mya Blazejowski chipped in five points. 


  • Suffolk competed in the semifinal for the second straight season, 11th time overall and sixth time as the field's fourth seed. 
  • The Rams and Monks meet in the semifinal of the conference tournament for the third time.