HAMDEN, Conn. – Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) registered a team-high 21 points, but the Quinnipiac University women's basketball team fell to Northeast Conference foe Robert Morris, 72-62, on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 21-7 overall and 13-4 in league action, while the Colonials improve to 17-11 on the year and 11-6 in the NEC.
Barron also led the Bobcats with a game-high five steals, while sophomore Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) collected a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Fellow sophomore Camryn Warner (Keene, N.H.) saw double figures in the scoring column as she scored 13 points.
Robert Morris' Artemis Spanou recorded game-highs as she posted a double-double of 24 points and 14 boards. Josette Campbell finished the game with 23 points for the Colonials.
Despite scoring 17 second-chance points and 28 points off 17 RMU turnovers, the Bobcats were outshot by the Colonials from all areas of the court. QU was also out-rebounded. 43-to-42. Robert Morris shot well from beyond the arc as they went 10-for-20, led by Campbell's five three-pointers.
QU opened the first half with a five-point lead, but the Colonials responded and game back to take its first lead, 15-13, nine minutes into play, after Campbell finished three shots from three-point range on a 15-8 run.
After Barron made a layup midway through the half, Robert Morris scored nine consecutive points over the next two minutes. Both teams traded baskets for the remainder of the first frame, but RMU would hold a 34-27 advantage enter the locker rooms.
The Colonials managed to increase their lead by as many as 14 points, 53-39, midway through the second stanza on a three-pointer by April Williams. The Bobcats then narrowed the deficit to nine points, 55-46, with less than seven minutes remaining.
With just over two minutes on the clock, Quinnipiac made three three-pointers, but Robert Morris would finish 11 shots from the free-throw line to take the NEC victory in front of over 1,000 fans at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Quinnipiac honored its two seniors prior to tip off on Saturday, including Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) and Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.). The Bobcats also recognized their senior athletic trainer Melissa Goldstein and senior managers, Matt Margon and Tanya Swiderski.
The Bobcats return to action when they host Saint Francis (Pa.) in their regular-season finale on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
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