Three Bears in Double Figures Lead Women’s Basketball Over John Jay for Second-Straight Win

Three Bears in Double Figures Lead Women’s Basketball Over John Jay for Second-Straight Win

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's basketball team never allowed their opponents to lead in a 70-39 handling of John Jay College at The Hill Center on Tuesday. 28 SJC bench points, led by sophomore Gina Hopkins' (Astoria, N.Y./Msngr. McClancy) 11 (4-6, 2-4 3FG), as opposed to John Jay's two proved to be the difference in the Bears' second win in as many games.

The Basics

  • Final Score: St. Joseph's 70, John Jay 39
  • Records: St. Joseph's (2-2), John Jay (0-3)
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. — The Hill Center
  • SJC Starters: O'Neill (G), Sequeira (G), Porcasi (G), O'Donnell (G), Staab (C)

How It Happened

  • The Bears concluded the first quarter holding a convincing 23-6 lead that wouldn't falter. Rookie Kelly O'Donnell paced the hosts in the period with nine points.
  • St. Joseph's wouldn't back down in the second, as a combined 26 from O'Donnell and junior Kellie O'Neill (Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep) gave them a 47-19 halftime advantage.
  • Hopkins did the majority of her damage in the second half (6 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl) as the Bears cruised to a 31-point victory despite being outscored 12-11 in the fourth quarter.

For the Bears

  • O'Donnell led all scorers with 16 on top of eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
  • O'Neill dropped 14 (5-9 FG, 3-6 3FG) along with a busy four dimes, four steals and three boards.
  • Hopkins added six rebounds and a steal to her 11 bench points.

Inside the Box Score

  • The Bears defense was on lockdown, holding the Bloodhounds to 20.7% from the field and 18.2% beyond the arc.
  • SJC hit the boards hard, outrebounding John Jay 58-45 and winning the second-chance points battle 14-0.

The Bear Facts

  • St. Joseph's moves to 2-1 on the season against the CUNYAC.

Next Up for the Bears

  • The Skyline opener after a brief Thanksgiving hiatus, hosting Mount Saint Vincent next Tuesday (Nov. 28) at 6 p.m. Live stats and video at