Quinnipiac Women's Basketball Falls At Sacred Heart, 66-54

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Senior Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) scored a team-high 16 points, but the Quinnipiac University women's basketball team lost, 66-54, to Sacred Heart on Monday evening. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 12-13 and 9-5 in the Northeast Conference, while the Pioneers improve to 15-10 and 9-5 in conference play.

In addition to her 16 points, the center added eight rebounds and six blocks while juniors Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) and Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) each added 10 points. The Pioneers' Kiley Evans posted a game-high 20 points, while Callan Taylor recorded a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. The Bobcats also collected a season-high 16 blocks.

Goodchild's three-pointer at the 15-minute mark gave the Bobcats a 10-8 lead, which they would hold onto until SHU's Ericka Norman's tied the game, 33-33, heading into the half. The Bobcats led by as many as eight points in the first half, 27-19, with less than five minutes to play. The Pioneers responded with a 7-1 run in the last two minutes of the half, to come back and tie the game, 33-33, at the break.

At 19:10 in the second stanza, Sacred Heart's Callan hit a three-pointer to give the Pioneers the lead, 36-33. Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) answered with a three-pointer of her own to tie the score at 36 points each. The Pioneers responded with a 5-0 run and would keep the advantage for the remainder of the game.

Sacred Heart's biggest lead of the game, 66-50, came with 1:32 left in regulation. Quinnipiac's Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) and Kaminski combined for four points from the free throw line as the game came to an end.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, February 19 when it plays Central Connecticut State at the Detrick Gym in New Britain, Conn. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.