Women's Basketball Falls To St. Joseph's, 52-40
Feb. 15, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. -The University of Massachusetts women's basketball team (6-17, 2-10 A-10) dropped its contest with St. Joseph's this afternoon at the Mullins Center, 52-40. The Minutewomen shot 40% to the Hawks' 35%, but were outrebounded 45-19 and failed to grab an offensive board for the first time all season.
Stephanie Graf of St. Joseph's was the leading scorer in the game, pouring in 17 points to go with her seven rebounds and three blocks. The Minutewomen saw two players reach double-figure point totals, as Tamara Tathum (Brampton, Ontario) and Edris Bailey (Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago) scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, while each grabbing four rebounds. Amra Mehmedic scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds for St. Joe's, while Erin Brady collected 10 rebounds to go with her six points.
St. Joseph's held a 23-18 lead at halftime, but increased their edge to 10 points on a layup by Irina Krasnoshiok at the 14:57 mark in the second half. Tathum's layup with 7:15 remaining cut the lead to seven, but that was as close as the Minutewomen would come. UMass was only able to muster five points in the last six minutes, while St. Joseph's sank seven of their last eight free-throw attempts, to help seal the Hawk victory.
The Minutewomen will be back in action Thursday, Feb. 19, as they travel to St. Bonaventure for a 7:00 matchup with the Bonnies.