College of St. Joseph's women's basketball team hosts Green Mountain College on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for a 5:30 pm contest. CSJ senior NaKeeya Goodman-Boddie, along with GMC's Mercedes Rideout and Sharena Armstrong, will be recognized prior to the game in recognition of their college careers.
The two squads first faced each other on Dec. 1. CSJ traveled to Poultney, Vt. and fell 73-67. The Eagles led 18-13 after the first quarter, but CSJ rallied to win the second quarter 17-9 and earned a halftime lead of 30-27. GMC responded with a huge third quarter, scoring 26 points to CSJ's 15. The Fighting Saints tried for a final quarter surge, and did win the quarter 22-20, but it was not enough to overcome the Eagles' third quarter effort.
Armstrong led GMC with 27 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists. Rideout recorded 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Britanny Frasier had 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds.
Goodman-Boddie, a guard who transferred from Fisher College after her freshman year, leads the Fighting Saints in rebounding overall with 6.5 rebounds per game. She is second on the team in assists per game (3.7) and steals per game (2.0). She averages 7.3 points per game, improving upon her points average from last year of 6.6 ppg.
GMC is 6-15 on the year. CSJ is coming off a hard-fought 52-45 win over a talented Fisher College team on Feb. 5 and sits at 9-11 on the season.