STANDISH — Morgan Kennedy scored 20 points and Meghan Graff had 16 points to lead Bates to a 73-72 win Tuesday night in women’s basketball.

Graff also had five rebounds, six assists and two steals for the Bobcats (9-3, 1-0 NESCAC).

Graff scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including a 2-pointer and a free throw with 30 seconds remaining to give Bates a 71-69 lead. Mia Roy finished with 15 points and four steals, including a steal with 26 seconds remaining and two made free throws to make it 73-69 with 21 seconds remaining.

Brianna Gadaleta chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Cassandra Stapelfeld scored 18 points for St. Joseph’s (11-3, 5-1).

BATES’ ROY NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bates College women’s basketball senior Mia Roy was named the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Player of the Week for the week ending Monday.

Roy scored a career-high 32 points in a 91-82 victory over Wesleyan on Sunday, including making 4 of 8 shots from the 3-point line and all 10 of her free throws. She also recorded six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.

Fellow Bobcat Morgan Kennedy was mentioned on the MWBCA’s Newcomer of the Week Honor Roll.

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