PAXTON, Mass: The Anna Maria Women's Basketball Team was defeated by conference opponent St. Josephs College this afternoon 75-62 in the Fuller Center.
The Monks (15-0, 5-0 GNAC) maintained a steady pace throughout the game as they worked the ball in to Emily Benway who finished with a Double-Double going 14 and 12. Benway also kicked the ball back out after pulling down all the rebounds to Kelsi McNamara who was 5-of-15 from behind the arc and 6-of-17 overall for a game high 25 points.
The AMCATS (5-13, 2-3 GNAC) had a slow start in the first half but were able to rebound and out score SJC in the second half 37-26. Their second half push was led by Sierra Johnson (Brockton, Mass.) who finished with 20 points overall with 12 of those points in the 3rd and 4th quarter. Amber Wilson (New York, NY) had the team high in rebounds as she came down with 5 of them along with scoring 13 points.
Top Players for SJC
Kelsi McNamara: 25 points, 9 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block,
Emily Benway: 14 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals,
Hannah Marks: 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal.
Top Players for AMC
Sierra Johnson: 20 points, 2 steals, and 1 rebound,
Amber Wilson: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. and 2 blocks,
Sienna Johnson (Brockton, Mass.): 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal.
Inside the Numbers
Shooting percentage: AMC 48.9%, SJC 42.6%,
3-Point Percentage: AMC 27.3%, SJC 33.3%,
Free Throw Percentage: AMC 76.5%, SJC 78.6%,
Rebounds: AMC 25, SJC 35,
Assists: AMC 10, SJC 17,
Steals: AMC 6, SJC 9,
Turnovers: AMC 21, SJC 16.
The AMCATS will be back on the court next Thursday when they travel to Suffolk University for a 5:00 PM tip off.