College of St. Joseph Women's Basketball defeated the University of Maine at Machias Clippers on Sunday, Jan. 29 in blowout fashion, 82-53. The Lady Saints were led by sophomore guard Nakeeya Goodman-Boddie, who put forth an all-around clinic. She filled up the stat sheet, accumulating 23 points, seven assists, seven steals, and five rebounds.
CSJ came into the game aggressive from the moment the ball was tipped. They developed a big lead early on, going into the second quarter up by 11 points with a score of 21-10. The Lady Saints kept their foot on the gas, as they went into halftime with a 25 point lead. The Clippers were never able to establish a rhythm on offense, and that was in large part due to the Saints' halfcourt trap that they had in place for the majority of the game.
It was a solid team effort for the Lady Saints, as they had four different players score double-figures. Junior forward Alexius Brooks had yet another impressive performance for CSJ. She scored 18 points on 55 percent shooting from the field and pulled down 11 total rebounds. Brooks was particularly effective on the offensive glass, tallying nine boards on that end of the floor and creating extra possessions throughout the game.
The Lady Saints outdid the Clippers in almost every facet of the game. They won the battle of the boards by five and had four more assists than UMM. CSJ also forced the Clippers into committing a staggering 31 turnovers, which led to 33 points on the other end for CSJ. The Lady Saints were the superior team particularly on the interior. They scored 44 points in the paint compared to just 22 for the Clippers.
CSJ will be back in action when they travel to Great Bay Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m.