Wildcats Unable to Clip Blue Jays
LONGMEADOW, MA—The Bay Path College Wildcats were defeated by the Saint Joseph College Blue Jays (71-60) during the Wildcats November 25 home game at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, MA. St. Joseph overcame a one point half-time deficit to pull off the victory against Bay Path.
Despite out-rebounding the Blue Jays (55-32), the Wildcats gave up 24 points of their 30 turnovers for the game. St. Joseph only had 17 turnovers and were able to take advantage of their perimeter-shooting hitting eight out of 22 from downtown.
Bay Path junior center Kathleen Rodrigue of West Stewartstown, N.H. led the Wildcats with 19 points notching a double-double pulling down 11 rebounds. Junior forward Jessica Hunt of Madison, Conn. also nabbed a double-double for the maroon and white. Hunt finished with 15 points and led all defenders with 15 boards. She chipped eight blocks, four assists and four steals.
Every Bay Path player with court-time managed to score. Junior guard Ashley Cimmino of Westfield, Mass. had six points and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Sarah Wright of Canterbury, N.H., was near perfect from the floor going 5-for-6 scoring in the double figures with 10 points adding six rebounds and four assists. Junior guard Christina Calabrese of Hamilton, N.J. led all players with eight assists and had five points and five rebounds.
Coming off the bench, sophomore guard Kat Begin of Weare, N.H. and Meghan Caputo of Springfield, Mass. combined for five points. Caputo hit Bay Path’s lone trey with under 20 seconds left to bring the score within seven only to play the foul game. The Wildcats were unable to score again and sent the Blue Jays to the line two more times.
Bay Path falls to 2-3 on the season, while St. Joseph is now 2-3 overall. The Wildcats will take a Thanksgiving break and will be back in action hosting Mount Ida on December 2 with tip-off at 8 p.m.