STANDISH, Maine – Sophomore Kennadi Grover finished in a three-way tied with a game-high 12 points and five rebounds in UMaine-Farmington's (0-4,0-0), 69-37, loss to undefeated Saint Joseph's College on Monday evening.
The Monks started the game firing on all cylinders with a 21-8 run in the first 10 minutes of the first half. The Beavers tried to get back in the game with three quick points, but Saint Joseph's offense was just too much in the first half, finishing on a 24-6 run and held a 45-17 edge at halftime.
Saint Joe's shot well from long range (8-for-14) and the foul line (11-12). The Monks' defense held the Beavers to 6-of-22 shooting from the field and 5-for-10 from the line.
However, UMF would not go away quietly. The Beavers began to get the hot hand while the Monks started to cool off. The duo of Elizabeth Ferry (Winslow, Maine) and Grover (Cushing, Maine) slimmed the SJC lead to 20 with 9:19 left in the game.
The Beavers defense held strong for the remainder of the game, holding the Monks to only 15 points but the UMF offense could not generate enough buckets to overtake SJC.
UMF finished the game on 14-of-48 from the field and 9-17 from the line. Saint Joe's shot 20-of-67 and hit 11-of-25 from deep in the game.
Grover scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and Ferry complimented Grover's attack with 10 points and seven rebounds, with four of the seven boards coming on the offensive side of the ball. Saint Joe's Morgan Cahill and Hayley Quirion matched Grover with 12 points.
UMaine-Farmington returns to the hardwood on December 2nd for the home opener against Maine Maritime at 5:30pm. A ceremony in celebration of a newly renovated Dearborn Gymnasium will take place prior to the game.