Porcasi Nets Game-High 16 as Women's Basketball Wraps Up Season Series With Mount Saint Vincent

Porcasi Nets Game-High 16 as Women's Basketball Wraps Up Season Series With Mount Saint Vincent

RIVERDALE, N.Y. — Sophomore Victoria Porcasi (Franklin Square, N.Y./H. Frank Carey) scored a game-high 16 points and senior Kristen Candelaria (Jamaica, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) grabbed a game-best 15 rebounds, the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's basketball team suffered a 78-45 defeat on the road to the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Skyline Conference action on Wednesday evening.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Mount Saint Vincent 78, St. Joseph's 45
  • Records:  Mount Saint Vincent (12-5, 8-2 Skyline) St. Joseph's (5-11, 3-7 Skyline)
  • Location: Riverdale, N.Y.
  • Arena: Peter Jay Sharp Center
  • SJC Starters: Marino (G), O'Neill (G), Porcasi (G), Quesada (F), Candelaria (F)

Turning Point

  • The hosts held the Bears to just 12 points in the first half and never trailed in the contest.

How it Happened

  • Mount Saint Vincent scored the opening 13 points of the contest and never turned back holding the Bears to just one field goal over the opening 10 minutes and ballooned their lead to 45-12 at the intermission.

For the Bears

  • Sophomore Victoria Porcasi led all scorers with 16 points and three rebounds, and shot a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe.
  • Junior Destiny Marino added nine points and three caroms, just the second time she was held to single digits this season.
  • Sophomore Nina DiCioccio chipped in seven points and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds.
  • Senior Kristen Candelaria contributed five points and matched her career-high with 15 caroms.

Inside the Box Score

  • The Bears won the rebounding battle grabbing a season-best 61 rebounds holding the Dolphins to just 46.
  • The Dolphins shot 40 percent (29-73) on their home floor while the Bears connected on a season-low 18 percent (13-73). 
  • Ryan Doherty led three in double figures for Mount Saint Vincent with 12 points while Dez Browne and Christina Barone added 10 points each.

The Bear Facts

  • Mount Saint Vincent takes the sixth straight meeting in the all-time series and improves to 19-10.
  • The Dolphins currently sit in third place in the league standings, just a half game out of a threw-way tie for first.

Next up for St. Joseph's

The Bears take a break from Skyline Conference play with their final non-league game of the season on Friday, January 27th facing borough rivals Brooklyn College in a road tilt starting at 6 p.m.