December 4, 2010
Women's Basketball Defeats Wagner, 85-72
Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team beat
Wagner College, 85-72, in its first Northeast Conference match-up
of the season. With the home victory, the Bobcats improve to 2-5
overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Seahawks fall to 3-3
on the season and 0-1 in the NEC.
Sophomore guard Felicia
Barron (Springfield, Mass.) led the Bobcats with 14 points and
a career-high eight assists, while collecting four rebounds in the
win. In addition, three Quinnipiac players scored in double-figures
Sferra (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) (12), Alyssa Jann (Westford,
Mass.) (11) and Brittany
McQuain (Independence, Mo.) (10). Sferra posted a team-high
seven rebounds and posted three assists and three steals in the
contest. Ashley Olsen led the Seahawks with a team-high 18 points
and nine rebounds.
Overall, the Bobcats shot 46.6 percent from the floor, while
holding Wagner to 37.5 percent. Also, Quinnipiac posted a .833 free
throw percentage in the game, as it went 25-30, from the line. For
the second game in a row, the Bobcats outrebounded its opponent,
Quinnipiac ended the first half ahead by 22 points, 53-31, after
shooting 54.1 percent from the field. The score read 7-2 with 18:18
on the clock, as Jann made her first of four three-pointers in the
game. The Bobcats went on a 13-5 run followed by a 12-2 run capped
off by another Jann three-pointer that gave Quinnipiac its biggest
lead of the half, 26 points, 50-24. Overall, Quinnipiac benefited
from Wagner's 13 turnovers, as they converted 21 points off of
In addition, the Bobcats' bench added 21 points in the half, led
by senior Courtney
Kaminski's (Dudley, Mass.) and freshman Camryn
Warner's (Keene, N.H.) six points apiece, and Ellen
Cannon's (West Chester, Pa.) five points.
Wagner opened the second half outscoring Quinnipiac, 16-4, over the
first seven minutes of the half, powered by a pair of
three-pointers by Stephanie McBride that pulled the Seahawks within
12 points, 59-47, with 12:59 remaining in the game. It was the
closest they would come for the remainder of the game as Quinnipiac
pushed their lead as high as 20 points with Barron scoring nine of
her 14 points down the stretch.
A late 8-1 run by Wagner over the final two minutes of the game
pulled them within 13 points to end the game, 85-72.
Bobcats return to action on Saturday, Dec. 11 when they host Army
at 12 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.