Women's Basketball Falls To Holy Cross, 72-60, In Home-Opener

Photos of QU vs. Holy Cross

HAMDEN, Conn. - Senior Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) scored 10 points including the 1000th of her career but the Quinnipiac University Women's Basketball team fell to Holy Cross 72-60 in their 2010-2011 home opener at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the loss the Bobcats fell to 0-2 on the season, while the Crusaders improved to 1-2.

Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) led the Bobcats with 14 points. Jacki Mann (Rutherford, NJ) chipped in with 12 while Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) scored 11 points for Quinnipiac. Whitney Fremeau (Manchester, N.H.) paced Holy Cross with 20 points and Meredith Ward (Westerly, R.I.) had 14. Amy Lepley (Norfolk, Mass.) added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Holy Cross.

Holy Cross used their full court pressure defense from the opening tip to rattle the Bobcats throughout the game forcing nine turnovers in the first half. The Crusader defense proved to be a problem for the Bobcats all night, holding Quinnipiac to 33 percent shooting from the floor.

"We had the looks, but just couldn't put them down," said Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri. "We need to put the ball in the bucket."

The Crusaders opened the second half with a 19-6 run to take a 13 point lead. Quinnipiac used a 6-2 run led by a Barron steal and fast break lay-up later in the half to cut the deficit to 10, but that is as close as they would get. Fremeau scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half for Holy Cross.

The Bobcats will travel to St. Bonaventure on Sunday to continue their non-conference schedule. The game is schedule to tip at 1 p.m.