November 27, 2010
Women's Basketball Loses To No. 22 Vanderbilt, 111-53
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Quinnipiac women's basketball team lost,
111-53, against nationally ranked Vanderbilt on Friday evening.
With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 0-4 on the season, while the
Commodores, who are ranked 22nd in the Coaches' Poll and
24th in the AP rankings, improve to 3-1 overall.
Quinnipiac was led by senior captain Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.),
who scored 14 points and added an assist and a rebound. Two
Vanderbilt players recorded double-doubles on the game. Tiffany
Clarke scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, while Elan
Brown scored 18 points and collected 10 rebounds.
"I thought we played a great first half," said Head Coach Tricia
Fabbri. "Despite the loss, I thought we played hard and
together, as a team.
The first half ended with Vanderbilt ahead, by 16 points, 45-29.
Jann led Quinnipiac with nine points, as she made three three-point
field goals in the half. In addition, Felicia
Barron (Springfield, Mass.) scored eight points, while Jacinda
Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) and Shelby
Sferra (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) each pulled down four rebounds in
the half. Three different players each scored nine points in the
first twenty minutes for Vanderbilt, as the team ended the half
with a .394 field goal percentage.
Down 4-0 in the first minute of the game, the Bobcats came back
with a 7-0 run to take the lead. Quinnipiac scored its first two
points of the game as Jacki
Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) scored a two-pointer with 18:11 on the
Barron (Springfield, Mass.) went on to score the first
three-pointer of the game, which was followed by a jump shot by Brittany
McQuain (Independence, Mo.).
Quinnipiac continued to stay ahead of Vanderbilt, as the score read
13-6 with 15 minutes remaining in the first half. The Commodores
came back adding five points, tying the game at 13-13 with 11:29 on
Later in the half, Vanderbilt went on a 14-2 and then a 13-1 run
to put them ahead by 14 points, with the score reading 33-19 with
only five minutes left. Quinnipiac was able to add seven more
points, but was unable to catch up to the Commodores.
Vanderbilt widened the gap in the second half, with the score
reading 61-35 in the first five minutes, as the Commodores went on
a 17-3 drive. Vanderbilt continued to keep control of the ball as
it went on its longest run of the game, 26-0, with less than eight
minutes remaining. The Bobcats finished the game strong, as Lisa
Lebak (Robinsville, N.J.) came through, scoring five points
from the line.
Quinnipiac will face either USC or Princeton, depending on
tonight's results, as the Bobcats continue tournament play in the
consolation game on Sunday, Nov. 28 at Noon.