August 23, 2010

Men's Basketball Closes European Tour With 90-70 Win Over Cergy

CERGY, France - Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.) had a game-high 18 points and 14 rebounds and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) added a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team defeated Cergy, 90-70, Monday night outside Paris. The Bobcats outrebounded Cergy by an astounding 64-25 margin to finish their European Tour with a 3-1 record. The double-double by Azotam was his third in four games during the trip, as he averaged 11.5 points and 12.0 rebounds. Jackson also averaged a double-double with 13.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.

Deontay Twyman (Olney, Md.) had 13 points to run his team-leading scoring average to 14.0 points per game for the trip. Raheem May-Thompson (London, England) added 12 points tonight and averaged 13.8 points per game. Dave Johnson (Jackson, N.J.) had 11 points and eight assists tonight and averaged 9.0 points and 7.5 assists per game on the trip. William Harrison (Bronx, N.Y.) rounded out the Bobcats' six double-figure scorers with 10 points tonight.

A one-point game after 20 minutes at the halftime break, the Bobcats used a three-pointer from Harrison, followed by two trifectas from Twyman as part of a 12-1 run early in the third quarter to open a 14-point advantage. Cergy drew to within seven points by the end of the third quarter, but would get no closer. The Bobcats' lead steadily grew to as many as 21 points in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.

For the game, the Bobcats outshot Cergy, 44.2 percent (34-77) to 42.2 percent (19-45) from the floor. Cergy took the advantage from long distance, 35.7 percent (5-14) to 34.8 percent (8-23), as well as from the free-throw line, 62.8 percent (27-43) to 46.7 percent (14-30). Of the Bobcats' 64 rebounds, 32 each came on the offensive and defensive boards.

Quinnipiac will host Bobcat Madness on Friday, Oct. 22, before opening the 2010-11 season at the second annual Connecticut 6 Classic, to be played at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Nov. 13. The Bobcats will play local rival Yale at 8 p.m.