Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team lost,
74-68, to in-state rival Yale University on Monday evening. With
the loss, the Bobcats drop to 3-6 on the season, while the Bulldogs
improve to 3-7 on the year.
Quinnipiac was led by Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) and Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.), who each scored 16 points in the game. Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) led the Bobcats with a game-high 10 rebounds, also adding nine points against Yale. Overall, Quinnipiac shot 47.2 percent from the floor.
The Bobcats went ahead, 6-0, two minutes into the first half, as Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) scored two points and Felicia Barron made two field goals. Quinnipiac then went on a 9-4 run, as Jacki Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) made the first three-pointer of the game, making the score 15-6 with 14:31 on the clock. Both teams continued to battle down the stretch, yet the Bobcats were able to stay ahead by five points, 24-19, with less than eight minutes remaining in the half.
After Quinnipiac went ahead by 10 points, 32-22, its biggest lead of the half, Yale responded with an 11-2 run, making the score read 34-33 with two minutes on the clock. The half ended with the Bobcats ahead, 35-33, as Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.) made a free throw, the result of a Yale turnover forced by Lailah Pratt (Palmyra, N.J.).
The Bobcats outshot the Bulldogs from the field, 52.2 to 33.3 percent in the first half. Barron led the Quinnipiac with 10 points, while Goodchild scored seven points.
The Bulldogs went ahead for their first time in the game, 42-40, after Michele Cashen made a pair of free throws with 15 minutes remaining in the game. Yale then went on a 9-0 run, which was ended by a jumper in the paint made by Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.). The score read 53-47 as Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) finished two free throws with 10 minutes remaining.
Yale went ahead by 12 points, 61-49, for its biggest lead of the game, with just over seven minutes left in the game. Quinnipiac then went on a 9-0 run to narrow the gap by three points, 61-58.
Yale went on a 5-0 run with less than two minutes on the clock, giving Yale an eight point edge over Quinnipiac, 69-61. The Bobcats came back within five points, 73-68 with only seconds remaining in the game. The game would end with Yale ahead, 74-68, as Cashen made the last free throw of the game.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it travels to play the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at the Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, N.H. at 5:00 p.m.