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Fourth Quarter Run Powers Blue Jays Past Women's Basketball, 53-50

Fourth Quarter Run Powers Blue Jays Past Women's Basketball, 53-50

 St. Joseph (Conn.) 53, Dean College 50
Records: St. Joseph (Conn.) (4-2), Dean College (1-4)
Location: O'Connell Center, West Hartford, Conn. 
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM

A 21-8 fourth quarter run powered the St. Joseph (Conn.) Blue Jays past the Dean College Bulldogs 53-50 on Thursday night in non-league action in West Hartford, Conn. 

The Bulldogs roared out of the gate, opening the game on 16-4 run that was capped by a three pointer from Sadie Homer (North Easton, Mass.). Dean led 20-8 at the end of the first frame.

Nearly four minutes went by in the second period without a basket, before St. Joe's finally broke through.  The teams traded barbs throughout the remainder of the quarter and the Bulldogs entered halftime with a 28-18 lead.

Nathalia Minchala (East Patchogue, N.Y.) drilled a triple early in the third period to give Dean a 33-20 lead and moments lader Homer sunk back-to back threes to extend the Bulldog lead to 39-20, their largest lead of the game. The Blue Jay's chipped away over the final minutes of the quarter and closed the gap to ten as the teams entered the final frame. 

St. Joe's closed the deficit to three with five minutes remaining on a three pointer from Khalise Harris, and took the lead with two and a half minutes to go on a three from Alexis Perrone. Dean answered right back with a layup from Alexah Potter (East Hartford, Conn.) to take the lead again at 48-47 with two minutes to play.  

After an Arielle Harrell (Stockton, Calif.). jumpshot gave Dean a 50-49 lead, the Blue Jays responded with a basket from Lindsey Montminy to regain the advantage 51-50.  With 30 seconds to play, the Bulldogs had two opportunities to score out of a timeout, but came up empty.  Montminy grabbed the rebound for USJ and the Blue Jay's sunk two free throws to ice the game. 

Homer put up a monster performance, playing all 40 minutes and scoring 22 points while adding ten rebounds, four steals, three assists, and one block. No other Bulldog reached double figures, but Harrell put up nine points off the bench.  Potter finished with six points and 16 boards while Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) had six points, seven rebounds, and five assists. 

Dean hosts Bay Path on Saturday at noon.