Quinnipiac Dominates Women’s Basketball

On Sunday afternoon, the Women’s Basketball team traveled to Quinnipiac University and lost by the final score of 83-50. With the loss the blue and white fell to 6-21 on the year, with a 5-11 record in MAAC conference play, while the Bobcats improved to 16-10 overall, including an 11-5 mark in the MAAC

Freshman guard Helena Kurt led the way for MU with 11 points, while senior forward Chevannah Paalvast added nine points and five rebounds. Freshman forward Jenny Horvatinovic came off the bench and contributed seven points. Junior forward Sara English tallied six points and a career-high 16 rebounds in only 19 minutes of playing time

Brittany McQuain led a balanced attack for Quinnipiac with a double-double of 14 points and 13 assists. Jasmine Martin contributed with 11 points, and Nikoline Ostergaard had 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting off of the bench

Quinnipiac started off the game hot by scoring the first nine points, and jumped out to and early 14 point lead by the 9:11 mark. However, the blue and white chipped away at the lead, and, after four straight points from Kurt off of a Bobcat technical and common foul, trailed 21-17 at the 5:39 mark of the first half

However, Quinnipiac followed the Hawks comeback with nine straight points to regain a comfortable lead, 30-17 before Horvatinovic drained a contested jumper with 34 seconds left in the half to trim their deficit to 30-19 going into halftime

The second half was similar to the first; the Bobcats controlled the tempo of the game. At one point, the Hawks found themselves within 10, but they would not get any closer than that

Quinnipiac gradually extended their lead the rest of the half, and, after Jaci Oskam’s second consecutive three pointer, led by 35 with only 1:15 remaining in regulation. Although the Hawks scored the final basket of the game, they could not redeem theirselves and fell, 83-50

For the game, the Bobcats outshot the Hawks, 43.5 percent (27-62) to 28.6 percent (18-63) from the floor, including a 41.4 percent (12-29) to 8.3 percent (1-12) edge from the three-point land. The Bobcats also edged Monmouth, 68.0 percent (17-25) to 65.0 percent (13-20) from the free-throw line and out-rebounded the Hawks, 46-44

“Definitely not our best performance,” said Monmouth Head Coach Jenny Palmateer. “Honestly, I’m just really glad to get that one over with. We have to try hard to push that one way back in our memory banks and move forward. We have a lot of big games coming up and we don’t want to take any more steps backward. We need to stay confident and keep working on what we’ve been doing well and move forward.”

The Hawks return to MAAC action on Wednesday when they travel to face Hourglass Rival Rider. Opening tip from is scheduled for 7 pm