December 29, 2012

Women’s Basketball Falls to Georgia Tech, 74-57, at Fun & Sun Classic

MIAMI, Fla. – The Quinnipiac women's basketball team was defeated by Georgia Tech, 74-57, on Saturday evening at the U.S. Century Arena. Quinnipiac featured three players in double-figures led by junior Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) who finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and four steals. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 8-2 on the season while their ACC opponent improved to 5-6.

Fresh off a win against BIG EAST foe St. John's last week, Quinnipiac was once again challenged with another 'Power Six' opponent. This time, the Yellow Jackets' front court proved to be too much for the Bobcats, leading to Tech's third straight win.

McQuain battled underneath in a strong showing and finished with 17 points going 7-of-11 from the floor. Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) added 15 points, all coming in the second half, while Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) added 10 points and four steals. 

After falling behind early on in the game, McQuain and the Bobcats put together a 15-2 run to erase a 15 point deficit. The two teams went back-and-forth for the remainder of the stanza, leaving a mere 31-27 Yellow Jacket advantage at halftime.

However, Georgia Tech caught fire after the intermission and rattled off a 10-0 run over the first few minutes of the second half. The Yellow Jackets clung to their lead, an advantage that they would never relinquish. Georgia Tech guard Dawnn Maye led the way with 24 points, six rebounds and two assists in the win.

Rebounding was the difference in the game as Georgia Tech hauled in 54 rebounds compared to 32 from the Bobcats. Furthermore, 23 of its 54 rebounds were on the offensive end which resulted in 24 second chance points. GT outscored QU 38-28 in the paint.

Maria Napolitiano (Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded her first collegiate points in a Bobcats uniform. She finished with five points and two rebounds in five minutes of action.

The Bobcats will face Northeastern in their final match of the Fun & Sun Classic on Sunday evening at the U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami, Fla. Tip-off will be 4 p.m. This match up will mark the sixth meeting between the two programs as the Huskies hold a 6-2 record against the Bobcats.

Fans interested in purchasing season tickets for the 2012-13 campaign can call the QU Ticket Office at 203-582-3905, visit the official website of Quinnipiac athletics,www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or make a trip to the TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the official website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Women's Basketball Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu