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 rebounds.

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.