December 23, 2010
New Hampshire Defeats Women's Basketball, 75-63
DURHAM, N.H. - The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team
lost, 75-63, to the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday
evening. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 3-7 overall, while the
Wildcats improve to 2-7 on the year.
The Bobcats were led by Jacinda
Dunbar (Edison, N.J.), Courtney
Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) and Ellen
Cannon (West Chester, Pa.), who each scored 14 points against
the Wildcats. Cannon compiled four three-point field goals in the
game. In addition, Brittany
McQuain (Independence, Mo.) recorded a team-high five rebounds.
Denise Beliveau led New Hampshire with the game's only
double-double, as she scored a game-high 18 points and pulled down
In the first six minutes of play, the Wildcats went on a 14-2 run
as three New Hampshire players each completed a three-pointer.
Quinnipiac added two points to the scoreboard as senior center Courtney
Kaminski finished two free-throws. The Bobcats ended New
Hampshire's 11-0 run as Lailah
Pratt (Palmyra, N.J.) was fouled in the process of finishing a
layup. Pratt then completed a free throw as the score read 14-6
with 13 minutes left in the first half.
New Hampshire went ahead by 14 points, 27-13, as junior Lauren
Wells compiled her third three-point field goal of the game with
10:02 on the clock. Quinnipiac then went on a 7-1 run as Dunbar
collected four points and Cannon completed her first shot from
behind the arc.
The Wildcats responded with a 13-1 run to widen the gap by 20
points, their biggest lead of the half, 41-21, with less than two
minutes remaining. Shelby
Sferra (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) added two points to the Bobcats'
score ending the half with New Hampshire in the lead, 41-23.
Cannon recorded the first three-points of the second half, only
thirty seconds into play, as she made her second three-pointer of
Both teams continued to battle as neither could complete a solid
run down the stretch. New Hampshire was able to stay ahead, as they
took their biggest lead of the game, 22 points, at three separate
occasions during the half. The score read 58-36 with just over 11
minutes remaining in the game.
Quinnipiac fought back as Barron collected two points and Kaminski
recorded a pair of field goals. With 5:55 on the clock, the Bobcats
found themselves down by 15 points, 65-15. Soon after Quinnipiac
narrowed the gap by seven points, 66-59, as it went on a 9-0 run,
its biggest of the game, with just over three minutes to play.
The game ended in a New Hampshire 75-63 victory as the Wildcats
completed seven free-throws in the last minute of the game,
followed by a Kaminski jump shot.
Quinnipiac returns to action as it participates in the St. Joseph's
Tournament after the Christmas holiday. The Bobcats will play
Lafayette on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 4:00 p.m. and either St. Joseph's
or New Hampshire on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m. Both games will
be held at the Michael J. Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.