January 11, 2011
Women's Basketball Falls To Fairleigh Dickinson, 55-52
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Senior Courtney
Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) collected her second double-double of
the season as the Quinnipiac University women's basketball team
fell, 55-52, to Fairleigh Dickinson in a Northeast Conference
contest on Monday night at the Stratis Arena. With the loss, the
Bobcats drop to 6-9 overall and 3-1 in conference play, while the
Knights improve to 10-5 on the year and 3-1 in the NEC.
The Bobcats were led by junior Jacinda
Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) who scored a team-high 12 points and
pulled down eight rebounds. In addition, Kaminski picked up her
second double-double this year, as she hit five field-goals and
posted a team-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore Felicia
Barron (Springfield, Mass.) also added 11 points in the loss.
Mariyah Laury led the Knights with a game-high 17 points.
Overall, the Quinnipiac bench scored 15 points in the match-up,
while the Knights' bench added 10 points. Despite the loss, the
Bobcats scored 16 points off Fairleigh Dickinson's 18 turnovers and
outrebounded Fairleigh Dickinson, 49-to-45.
Quinnipiac scored the first two points of the game as Kaminski hit
a shot from inside the paint, one minute into play. The Knights
then went on a 6-0 run with 17:08 on the clock. The Bobcats came
back to tie the score, 7-7, as Dunbar finished a free-throw.
Fairleigh Dickinson went ahead by seven points, 14-7, its biggest
lead of the half, with just over seven minutes remaining in the
first half. Quinnipiac rallied and went on an 11-0 run, its biggest
of the game, to take back the lead, 18-14, with five minutes left
Quinnipiac found itself ahead by six points, 24-18, as Dunbar
compiled four points from the foul line with 57 seconds on the
clock. In the last minute, Kaminski collected another two points,
while the Knights posted four points, as the half ended with the
Bobcats ahead, 26-22.
Dunbar led the Bobcats with 11 points and five rebounds in the
first half, while Jasmyra Saunders and Mariyah Laury each scored
six points in the first twenty minutes of play.
The Knights narrowed the gap and eventually tied the game, 30-30,
with about 15 minutes remaining in the game. Both teams kept the
score close, yet the Knights stayed ahead for a 10-minute window,
down the stretch. The Bobcats took back the lead by one point,
50-49, with only two minutes to play. FDU responded as Laury
completed a shot from the line to tie the game.
In the last minute, Brittany
McQuain (Independence, Mo.) finished a layup, to take back the
lead for the Bobcats' final time, 52-51. Fairleigh Dickinson added
three more points to their score, as Laury made a layup and
Danielle Pankey was given two shots from the charity stripe for the
The Bobcats return to action when they play Central Connecticut
State in a Northeast Conference match-up on Saturday, January 15 at
Noon at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac will
then host Bryant on Monday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m.