November 21, 2010

Women's Basketball Falls To St. Bonaventure, 66-47

OLEAN, N.Y. - The Quinnipiac women's basketball team lost, 66-47, to St. Bonaventure Sunday afternoon at the Reilly Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 0-3 on the season, while the Bonnies improve to 2-2 overall.

Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) led the Bobcats with 14 points, adding four assists and two steals on the game. In addition, senior forward Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.) pulled down six rebounds, while scoring six points and four assists. Three St. Bonaventure players scored double-figure points in the contest, including Chelsea Bowker (16), Jessica Jenkins (16), and CeCe Dixon (11).

"I thought we played better as a team today," said Head Coach Tricia Fabbri. "I like the fact, going forward, that we competed and there was an effort on both sides of the court. In this young season, we made a major jump in this third game, against a quality opponent.

With 9-7 on the scoreboard, the Bonnies went on their longest run of the first half, 13-0, as sophomore forward Chelsea Bowker scored ten points, including two three-point field goals. The Bobcats responded adding five points, making the score 22-12, with 7:30 remaining in the half.

After the first 20 minutes of play, the Bobcats trailed by eight points, 28-20. Barron led the Bobcats with eight points in the first half, while Chelsea Bowker scored a team-high nine points for the Bonnies. Both Quinnipiac and St. Bonaventure pulled down 15 rebounds in the half.

After a 7-0 drive by St. Bonaventure in the second half, Quinnipiac went on its longest run of the game, scoring 10 points, as the score read 40-33 with 12 minutes remaining in the game

The Bobcats continued to battle, but was unable to make a comeback, as the Bonnies made 13-14 free throws in the last four minutes of the game. As a result, the game concluded in a, 66-47, St. Bonaventure victory.

Quinnipiac will play in the Vanderbilt Tournament over the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Bobcats will face the host team on Friday, Nov. 26 at 5:00 p.m. before playing either Princeton or USC on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 12:00 p.m. Both games will be played at the Memorial Gym in Nashville, Tenn.