Santoro led the Skyhawks with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting (PHOTO BY Peter Buehner)
Santoro leads three Skyhawks in double-figures with 17 points
BANGOR, Maine (October 27, 2019) – Stonehill College tuned up for its 2019-20 season with a 78-56 setback to Division I University of Maine in a women's college basketball exhibition at the Cross Insurance Center this evening.
Senior Bianca Millian led four from Maine in double-figures with a game-high 32 points on 10-of-21 shooting over 31-minutes of play, connecting on 4-of-10 three-pointers and all eight free throws to go with four rebounds, two assists and three steals. Senior Fanny Wadling added 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting and a team-high eight rebounds, with two assists and two steals, while junior Dor Saar totaled 13 points, connecting on 3-of-8 threes, four boards and six assists. Junior Kelly Fogarty came off the bench to round out the Black Bears in double figures with 11 points, canning 3-of-5 three-pointers.
Sophomore Isabella Santoro paced three from Stonehill in double figures with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting, draining both three-point tries, while converting 5-of-6 free throws, adding three rebounds. Classmate Kayla Raymond added 12 points and a game-high matching eight rebounds, with two assists, while senior Morgan O'Brien totaled 12 points, aided by 8-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line after drawing a game-high matching eight fouls. Senior Grace Carter registered six points on 2-of-5 shooting from deep, while classmate Kelsey Shaw chipped in five points, two boards and two assists.
O'Brien added 12 points, getting to the free-throw line 11 times in the game (PHOTO BY Peter Buehner)
Stonehill grabbed two early leads after three-pointers by Carter (3-2) and Raymond (6-4) in the opening two minutes. Maine followed the Raymond triple with seven-straight points, including four by Millian to go with a Saar three-pointer to take a five point lead (11-6) with 6:20 left in the opening quarter. Carter answered with her second three of the opening frame, and the Skyhawks pulled back within a point (13-12) when O'Brien made one of two free throws with 3:36 left.
Maine closed the frame by scoring six of the last seven points to take a six point lead (19-13) into the second quarter. Stonehill was still within two (21-19) after a Raymond layup with 6:55 to play in the half, but the Black Bears followed by using a 13-1 run to open up a 14-point lead (34-20) after a Saar jumper with a minute left in the half.
Maine carried a 13-point lead (37-24) into halftime and then stretched that advantage to 18 (42-24) after a Wadling basket less than two minutes into the third quarter. Stonehill would not close within double-digits the rest of the way, cutting the gap to 13 (57-44) after a Shaw three-pointer 1:16 into the fourth resulting in the narrowest margin down the stretch.
Stonehill (0-0, 0-0 NE10) opens its 2019-20 season on Friday, November 8, against Daemen College at the Redhawks Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College, at 6 p.m. Maine (0-0, 0-0 AE) will host McGill University for one more exhibition next Sunday, November 3, at 2 p.m., before officially tipping its season off at the University of Delaware on Friday, November 8, at 2 p.m.
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