HAMDEN, Conn. –
Six Bobcats scored in double-figures on Saturday afternoon, leading Quinnipiac men's basketball past Lafayette, 88-77, at the People's United Center in Hamden. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 4-4 (0-0 MAAC) so far in 2018-19.
led the way for the Bobcats, recording 28 points and four rebounds in the win. Tyrese Williams
added 16 points, seven assists and four rebounds.
Quinnipiac went on a 30-10 run over a 9:05 span in the first half. The run began with the Bobcats trailing by two points, and ended with Quinnipiac up by 18 points (41-23) with 5:22 left in the half.
WQUN (AM 1220) - (Steve Lenox / Michael Zahn)
QUOTING HEAD COACH Baker Dunleavy
"Today was another good result for us. We've been really talking about the way that we start games. I thought we defended, we forced turnovers, and then offensively we were able to get good shots – which is a big part of making them. We're a work in progress in every way, especially on the defensive end. I'm proud of our progress, and we look to improve moving forward."
Quinnipiac 88, Lafayette 77
Lender Court at the People's United Center | Hamden, Conn.
Quinnipiac (4-4, 0-0 MAAC) | Lafayette (2-7, 0-0 PL)
QUINNIPIAC STATISTICAL LEADERS
- Cameron Young surpassed 750 career points, recording 28 to lift his career total to 771. Young has 149 points in 2018-19, needing one more for 150.
- Aaron Robinson recorded one rebound, and now needs just three more to reach 100 for his career.
- Kevin Marfo now has 50 defensive rebounds this year in eight games.
- The Bobcats shot a season-best 27-of-50 (54.0 percent) in total, going 13-of-29 from 3-point distance. 27 field goals made and 13 3-pointers made are both season-high marks for Quinnipiac.
- Cameron Young's 28-point performance is his second highest total so far this year. He's tallied double-digit point totals in seven of eight games so far this year for Quinnipiac. The graduate student shot 9-for-17 from the floor, knocking down four 3-pointers in the win.
- Tyrese Williams added 16 points, his second highest point total of the season. He shot 5-for-8 from the floor in 32 minutes of action.
- Kevin Marfo added 10 points and eight rebounds. Marfo has totaled 22 points and 21 rebounds over the program's last two contests.
- Rich Kelly tallied 11 points, two assists and three rebounds in almost 30 minutes of action. Kelly was a +17, the highest plus-minus rating for the Bobcats on the day.
- Travis Atson and Aaron Robinson both added 10 points apiece off the bench.
- Quinnipiac knocked down 10 3-point field goals in the first half, tied for the most shots from distance in a single half. The Bobcats converted on 10 3-pointers in the first half at New Hampshire on Nov. 20.
- The Bobcats forced 15 Lafayette turnovers.
- Quinnipiac's largest lead was 25 points, which came with 7:38 left in the second half on a Travis Atson made 3-pointer.
- Quinnipiac has eight days of rest until returning to action. The Bobcats return to play on Dec. 16, squaring off with Drexel at Mohegan Sun.