December 11, 2010
Mann's Game-High 18 Points Leads Women's Basketball In, 69-65, Win Against Army
HAMDEN, Conn. - Jacki
Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) scored a game-high 18 points as the
Quinnipiac University women's basketball team beat Army, 69-65, on
Saturday. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 3-5 on the season,
while the Black Knights fall to 3-7 on the year. Quinnipiac is
currently 1-0 in the Northeast Conference.
The Bobcats shot 38 percent from the floor and 80.8 percent from
the line, while both teams collected 35 rebounds in the game. In
addition to Mann's career-high 18 points, the junior forward pulled
down a team-high seven rebounds, while adding a block, a steal, and
an assist for the win. Felicia
Barron (Springfield, Mass.) added 17 points, three rebounds,
three assists and three steals. Jacinda
Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) and Brittany
McQuain (Independence, Mo.) each pulled together five rebounds
in the victory. Despite Army's defeat, senior forward Erin Anthony,
collected a double-double, as she scored 12 points and collected 17
With just over five minutes into the first half, the Bobcats were
down by six points, 14-8. Quinnipiac responded with a 13-0 run,
making the score 21-16 with nine minutes left to play. Both teams
continued to battle as Quinnipiac went on a 16-11 run down the
stretch. However, the Bobcats were able to end the half with a 10
point lead, 42-32, as Lisa
Lebak (Robbinsville, N.J.) hit two free throws in the last
minute of play. Quinnipiac's bench scored 28 points in the first
half, while the team shot 45.2 percent from the field and were
13-16 from the free-throw line.
The Bobcats increased their lead by 12 points in the second half as
Barron scored two points, only seconds into play. The Black Knights
then went on a 10-2 run, which was ended as Barron made two free
throws. The score read 53-44, as Barron then made a jumper and a
three-pointer, with just over 13 minutes remaining in the game.
Army attempted to come back late in the game, decreasing
Quinnipiac's lead by two points, 67-65, with 3:02 on the clock.
Barron made another two free throws to clinch the 69-65 victory
against the Black Knights.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it plays Yale on Monday, Dec. 20,
at 7:00 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn.