Cahill and Shufelt lead St. Joseph's women to blowout win over Husson
December 2, 2012By Ryan Kimball of RK Sports Productions
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Bangor - Morgan Cahill scored 12 of her game high 21 points in the second half to lead the Saint Joseph’s Monks to a blowout win over the Husson University Eagles 74-35 at Husson University on Thursday night.
The Monks opened the first half on a 18-6 run and never looked back.
St. Joseph’s full court pressure defense gave the Eagles fits all night long. Their great defense in the first half helped build them a big lead. The Monks forced nine turnovers and only allowed the Eagles to attempt 15 shots.
St. Joseph’s women’s basketball coach Mike McDevitt said “With this year’s group we are trying to establish more of a full court game.”
The Monks had a 36-11 lead heading into the locker room.
It was much of the same in the second half for the Monks. They started the second half on a 13-4 run putting the game out of reach.
“Morgan is a very talented Freshmen and good post player so she was doing a good job inside,” said McDevitt.
The Monks had two players in double figures on the night. 11 out of the 13 players on St. Joseph’s roster scored. Danyelle Shufelt scored 19 points and only missed two shots (7-9) shooting 77 percent for the game. Sarah Assante added eight points and four steals, Lindsay Moore and Alyssa Grigware (five rebounds) each scored six points.
McDevitt said “Danyelle is our outside weapon so we had a good combination between those two players.”
Other scorers for St. Joseph’s were Nicolette Kapothanasis with five, Theresa Hendrix, Hailey Frisbee, Abby Young and Skyler Makkinje each scored two points and Colleen Taylor chipped in with one.
Husson was led by Gab Duke who scored 10 points and four steals. Stephanie Comstock added six, Kelli Murray (four rebounds) scored five, Hilary Kendall and Chrissy Larrabee (five rebounds) each scored four points.
Other scorers for the Eagles were Amanda Johnson and Riley Boyle with two points, Maicee Gustin and Victoria McIntyre each added one point.
The Monks shot 59 percent (29-49) from the floor and 43 percent (3-7) from the three point line. St. Joseph’s shot 77 percent (13-17) from the free throw line.
“We are going to play hard whether it is an undefeated team or a team that has not won a game all year,” said McDevitt.
The Eagles shot 35 percent (16-46) from the field and did not make a three pointer in five attempts. Husson shot 38 percent (3-8) from the charity stripe.
Husson falls to 0-2 on the season and St. Joseph's improves to 3-1.