College of St. Joseph's women's basketball team hosts New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30pm and UMaine-Fort Kent on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2pm.
NHTI is 5-2 overall. On Nov. 28, the Lynx lost to Vermont Technical College (VTC) 76-66. Michaella Biron had five 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 26 points. She also recorded 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists. Jillian Douzanis scored 13 points off the bench and had seven rebounds for NHTI.
The Fighting Saints played VTC on Dec. 2 and fell 71-66. Rachel Bruneel led CSJ with 16 points, seven rebounds. Daija Black had 14 points, 11 rebounds and Madison Akins recorded nine assists, eight points and seven rebounds. CSJ outscored the Knights in the second half of play, but a slow first quarter derailed the Saints' hopes of coming back to win the game.
The Lynx have not had a close contest since their match-up with the Knights. They have beaten their last three opponents (Paul Smith's, Springfield Technical Community College, and Hampshire College) by an average of 35 points. CSJ most recently defeated World of Life College 99-22 on Dec. 4.
After Friday evening's game, the Fighting Saints host UMaine-Fort Kent on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, with the men's game to follow.
The Bengals are 5-1 on the year. Their lone loss came against Fisher College, a common opponent with CSJ. Fort Kent fell 77-67 to the Falcons on Nov. 3. Tajaheray McMahan led the Bengals with 21 points, seven rebounds. CSJ lost to Fisher 88-49 on Nov. 28. Black led the Saints with 12 points, six rebounds.
Saturday's contest marks the last game of 2018 for the Saints. They will return from winter break for a home game against SUNY Delhi on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 5pm.