January 25, 2011
Women's Basketball Improves To 7-1 In NEC Play With 77-62 Win Against Wagner
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Freshman Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.)
posted her second-career double-double, as the Quinnipiac
University women's basketball team won, 77-62, against the Wagner
Seahawks in a Northeast Conference match-up on Monday night. With
the victory, the Bobcats improve to 10-9 overall and 7-1 in
conference play, while the Seahawks fall to 9-10 on the year and
2-6 in the NEC. The last time Quinnipiac had a 7-1 start in NEC
play was during the 2007-2008 season.
Five different Bobcats posted double figures in the contest led by
sophomore Felicia Barron's (Springfield, Mass.) team-high 22 points
while Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) posted 16 points, six rebounds,
three assists and a steal. Senior Courtney Kaminski (Dudley,
Mass.), junior Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa), and Brittany
McQuain each scored 11 points. McQuain also picked up a team-high
11 rebounds in the victory, earning her second-career
Ashley Olsen led the Seahawks with a team-high 22 points and a
game-high 13 rebounds. The Bobcats were able to shut down Wagner's
top scorer, Megan Mahoney, to five points and five rebounds in the
Overall, Quinnipiac pulled down 38 rebounds in the win, while
Wagner compiled 33 rebounds. The Bobcats scored 24-of-31 baskets
from the free-throw line, while the Seahawks made 16 free throws on
The Bobcats took control of the game early, as they went on a 6-0
run in the first three minutes of play. The Seahawks' answered with
seven points to take the lead, 7-6, with 13:13 on the clock. Later
in the half, Quinnipiac's Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) and
Kari Goodchild each hit three-pointer to take back the lead by four
Quinnipiac continued to stay ahead of Wagner for the remainder of
the half, taking its biggest lead, 10 points, with 2:29 to play.
The Bobcats held a 33-25 advantage heading into the second half.
Quinnipiac scored 17 points off Wagner's 16 turnovers and 11
fast-break points in the first twenty minutes of play.
With 8:31 on the clock, the score read 61-39, as Quinnipiac held
its largest lead of the game, 22 points. Wagner responded with an
11-0 run to narrow the gap by 11 points, 61-50, with five minutes
left to play. The Bobcats went on to score 16 points down the
stretch to win its fourth-straight NEC match-up, 77-62.
With the win, Quinnipiac finds itself in a three-way tie for first
place in NEC play amongst Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.),
each with a 7-1 record. The Bobcats will host both teams in the
week ahead, facing Robert Morris on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 12:00 p.m.
and Saint Francis (Pa.) on Monday, Jan. 31 at 7:00 p.m.