Lady Saints struggle against CMCC and UMA

Lady Saints struggle against CMCC and UMA

Women's Basketball came up short in both of their games played over the weekend, first against Central Maine Community College on Jan. 21 and then against University of Maine at Augusta on Jan. 22. The Lady Saints have hit a rough patch in the season, currently in the midst of a five-game losing streak, as well as losing seven out of their last eight games played. They have dropped to 7-8 overall on the season, but still hold a record of 5-4 in Yankee Small College Conference match-ups. CSJ will be looking to get back to their winning ways with games against Vermont Technical College and Paul Smith's College this coming week.

Jan. 21

The Lady Saints started the weekend off with a loss to the Mustangs that ended with a score of 89-67. The Mustangs came into the match-up as the team to beat in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. They hold an almost perfect record of 19-1 and they proved why against CSJ on Saturday.

Although CSJ lost the game by a wide margin, they played hard throughout and made a few runs during the game. Freshman guard Alayna Landolfo had a breakout performance for the Lady Saints. She caught fire, connecting on six three-pointers and finishing with a game-high 24 points.

Jan. 22

CSJ traveled to Unity College to take on the UMA Moose on Sunday. They played another tough game and eventually fell to the Moose 64-46. CSJ's achilles heel for the game and for the entire season thus far was their inability to shoot the ball accurately. They shot just 25 percent from the field and went 0 for 5 from three-point range.

A bright spot for the Lady Saints was that freshman guard Daija Black was able to put together one of her best performances of the season. She scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down six rebounds. She was aggressive on offense, driving to the hole and forcing UMA to foul her on a number of plays.

CSJ will be back in action when they host Vermont Technical College on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m.