2018-02-13 / Sports

Champagne helps lead red hot Monks

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Saint Joseph’s College cruised past Albertus Magnus College in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest on Saturday afternoon, 74-39.

With the victory, the Monks extended their program-record winning streak to 21 games.

The Monks (22-1, 14-0 GNAC) took control from the get-go and held a commanding 16-3 lead after Brunswick’s Julia Champagne made a layup off an Emily Benway pass with 4:07 left in the first quarter.

Saint Joseph’s boasted a 24- 9 advantage after 10 minutes and carried a 46-18 cushion into intermission.

The Monks netted 23 points off 22 Falcon turnovers (while committing just 10 turnovers) and shot 50-percent (11-of-22) from 3-point distance in the lopsided victory.

Champagne scored 15 points with seven rebounds, including six on the offensive glass.

With the victory, Saint Joseph’s remained undefeated (14-0) in the history of the matchup with Albertus Magnus College.

Saint Joseph’s will host Lasell College in a GNAC contest tonight at 5:30 p.m.

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