Women’s Basketball: Saint Joseph’s Tops Emmanuel, 83-67
1/17/23 — Saint Joseph’s College (12-3, 7-0 GNAC) defeated Emmanuel College (11-5, 6-2 GNAC), 83-67, in a battle of Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball heavyweights at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday evening. The Monks have now won eight-consecutive contests.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The highly anticipated contest between the Monks and Saints – who have met in the GNAC Championship six times in the last 10 seasons – did not disappoint in front of a lively home crowd.
Saint Joseph’s held the lead for the entire game thanks in part to a 12-2 SJC surge in the opening three minutes, but Emmanuel cut into the hosts’ advantage in the second quarter with a 10-3 outbreak, which was capped by an Olivia Matela (Swampscott, Mass.) three-pointer and the Saints trailing 31-27 with 5:14 before the break.