February 8, 2011
Women's Basketball Defeats St. Francis (N.Y.), 56-52
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Freshman Brittany
McQuain (Independence, Mo.) scored a career-high 17 points and
Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) posted her third double-double this
season as the Quinnipiac University women's basketball team
defeated St. Francis (N.Y.), 56-52, in a Northeast Conference
contest in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. With the win, the Bobcats improve
to 11-12 overall and 8-4 in the NEC, while the Terriers drop to
2-21 on the year and 0-12 in conference play.
In addition to McQuain's game-high 17 points, she also pulled down
seven rebounds. Kaminski led the Bobcats, posting a game-high 11
rebounds and another 11 points in the match-up. Sisters Autumn and
Amber Lau led the Terriers, scoring 16 and 15 points,
Overall, Quinnipiac outshot St. Francis (N.Y.) 38.9 percent (21-54)
to 36.0 percent (18-50) from the floor. The Bobcats also
outrebounded the Terriers, 37-33. Quinnipiac had nine blocks in the
game, while St. Francis (N.Y.) only picked up three blocks. The
Bobcats compiled 23 points off of the Terriers' 21 turnovers.
The Bobcats held a seven-point advantage, 16-9, with just under 10
minutes on the clock in the first half. Amber Lau hit a
three-pointer to cap a 7-0 run to tie the score, 16-16, at
Quinnipiac went on a 9-0 run to take its biggest lead of the half,
25-16, with 1:36 left to play. The Bobcats' Brittany
Hill (Mechanicsville, Va.) scored the final two points of the
run in the paint off of a Kari
Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) steal. St. Francis (N.Y.) responded
with the final four points to close the half. Quinnipiac led,
25-20, at the break.
McQuain led with the Bobcats with eight points in the first half,
while Kaminski collected five points and five rebounds. Amber Lau
led the Terriers with seven points in the half.
Barron (Springfield, Mass.) scored the first two points of the
second half for the Bobcats, the Terriers went on a 4-0 run, to
narrow the gap to three points, 27-24. Quinnipiac answered with an
eight-point run to push the lead to 34-24. The Bobcats' Jacki
Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) nailed a three-pointer at the 13-minute
mark to reestablish the 10-point lead.
Quinnipiac continued to stay ahead by 10 points down the stretch
until the Amber Lau added a basket from three-point range to close
down the gap to seven points, 51-44, with 1:31 remaining. Jasmin
Robinson added another basket from the free-throw line, following a
three-pointer only thirty seconds later, closing down the gap to
three points, 51-48.
The Bobcats collected another seven points from the free-throw
line, before the Autumn Lau would add three points with seven
seconds remaining, accounting for the final four point margin,
Quinnipiac returns to action when it plays host to Sacred Heart on
Saturday, February 12 at 1 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in