December 29, 2010
Women's Basketball Falls Short To Lafayette, 56-54
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team lost to
Lafayette, 56-54, in its first game of the Hawk Classic on Tuesday
evening. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 3-8 on the year, while
the Leopards improve to 6-6 overall.
Senior center Courtney
Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) led the Bobcats with a game-high 14
points and a team-high eight rebounds. Freshman forward Brittany
McQuain (Independence, Mo.) scored eight points and pulled down
four rebounds against Lafayette, while junior Jacki
Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) recorded seven points and six rebounds.
Despite the defeat, the Bobcats outrebounded the Leopards, 55-48,
and collected 14 steals. LaKeisha Wright led Lafayette in the
victory with a team-high 12 points.
In the first half, Kaminski led Quinnipiac with nine points, while
Barron (Springfield, Mass.) scored seven points in the half. In
Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) pulled down five rebounds in the first
twenty minutes of play. Sarah McGorry compiled seven points for the
Leopards in the first half.
After the Bobcats tied the game 7-7, less than three minutes into
play, the team went on an 8-0 run, as the score read 15-7 with
11:18 on the clock. Quinnipiac went ahead by eight points, its
biggest lead of the game, for a second time as Mann completed a
shot from behind the arc to make the score 18-10 with 7:50 left in
the first half.
The Leopards went on a 6-0 run down the stretch, but the Bobcats
were able to remain ahead by three points, 30-27, as the first half
came to a close.
Both teams battled in the first ten minutes of the second half,
however Lafayette was able to take back the lead by one point,
44-43, as Ashley Springer hit a three-pointer with 10:50 remaining.
Cannon responded with a three-point field goal, as Quinnipiac
would take its last lead of the game, 46-44.
With five minutes left to play, Lafayette found itself ahead by
five points, 55-51. Kaminski finished three free-throws to help
Quinnipiac come back within one point, 55-54, with 1:37 on the
clock. With one second left to play, Madeline Fahan collected
another point for the Leopards from the foul line, ending the game
ahead by two points, 56-54.
Quinnipiac returns to action as it faces New Hampshire in the Hawk
Classic's consolation game on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. Live audio and stats will be
available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's
basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.