Lady Saints prep for VTC

Lady Saints prep for VTC

College of St. Joseph's women's basketball team plays Vermont Technical College on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Water damage to CSJ's gymnasium has caused the game, originally scheduled as a home contest, to be moved to VTC.

The Knights are coming off an 85-52 loss to UMaine Augusta on Jan. 20. VTC was led by Mariah Rilling, who notched 21 points, five rebounds and a block. Shannon Cookson scored 10 points and Xzavia Berry recorded a team-high eight rebounds. Kiana Royer led the team with three assists and two steals and also scored four points.

The Saints paired off against Augusta on Sunday, Jan. 21 and fell 82-71. Aliesha Thomas scored a game-high 24 points and tallied seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. Dymond Collins recorded 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a block. NaKeeya Goodman-Boddie notched a game-high 10 assists while also providing CSJ with five rebounds, three steals and two points.

Despite outscoring the Clippers in the third and fourth quarters, VTC narrowly lost to UMaine Machias on Jan. 15. Rilling scored a team-high 12 points in the 55-52 loss. Madalyn Leggett led the Knights in rebounding with 13, and also contributed eight points, three assists, three blocks and a steal. Cookson scored nine points and dished off three assists. Royer scored eight points and had three rebounds and three assists.

CSJ defeated Machias on Jan. 14 by the score of 84-76. Freshman Arielys Rodriguez went off for 33 points. She also had four steals. Thomas recorded 14 points, five rebounds, five steals and two assists. Collins notched a double-double by way of 13 points and 12 rebounds and also stole the ball three times.