College of St. Joseph's women's basketball team plays Vermont Technical College on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6pm. The away game was originally scheduled for Feb. 12 but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The Fighting Saints are 11-11 this season after three straight wins in February. The Saints defeated Fisher College 52-45 on Feb. 5, Green Mountain College 65-52 on Feb. 7, and New Hampshire Technical Institute 70-61 on Feb. 10. After a first semester record of 3-10, CSJ has rallied to produce an 8-1 record in 2019.
Vermont Tech is 13-14 on the season. On Feb. 3, the Knights took on Green Mountain College (GMC) and lost 76-72. Four players scored double figures for VTC in the loss. Mariah Rilling shot 5-of-13 from three and 7-of-16 from the field for 19 points off the bench. Teammate Gabrielle Norwood also came off the bench and tallied 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Starter Deja Cook had 11 rebounds, 10 points and Sabreana Hardemon had 11 points, 3 assists and 2 steals. The Knights trailed throughout the first half, but outscored the Eagles 19-15 in the third quarter and 23-13 in the fourth to battle their way back into the game.
When the Eagles came to CSJ on Feb. 7, the Saints started off with a 21-8 first quarter advantage. GMC won the second quarter 19-18 and trailed 39-27 at halftime. CSJ scored 17 third-quarter points to GMC's 11, and 9 points to the Eagles' 14 point fourth-quarter tally.
Rachel Bruneel led the Fighting Saints with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal. NaKeeya Goodman-Boddie had 10 assists, 9 rebounds, 5 points. Jayla Latham had a team-high 12 rebounds while both Sabrena Eye and Alayah Sweeney had 12 points. Daija Black recorded 10 points.
CSJ will look to record their ninth win of 2019 on Wednesday. Live video stream can be accessed here: https://boxcast.tv/view/womens-basketball-vtc-vs-college-of-st-joseph-386339