WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT LEAGUE-LEADING QUINNIPIAC, 74-54
Monmouth Hawks (10-12, 5-8 MAAC) – 54
Quinnipiac Bobcats (18-6, 10-4 MAAC) - 74
HAMDEN, CT – Led by 13 three-pointers and 22 points off turnovers, Quinnipiac defeated the Monmouth University women’s basketball team to even up the season series on Saturday afternoon, 74-54. The Hawks did not have a player score in double-figures while the Bobcats featured three in double-figures, led by Adily Martucci scoring 15 points. Paula Strautmane added 12 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks for Quinnipiac. Senior Tyese Purvis led Monmouth in scoring with eight points, while freshman Alexa Middleton grabbed nine rebounds in nine minutes. The Hawks will look to get back on track as they travel to Saint Peter’s on Friday night. Tip from the Yanitelli Center is set for 7:00 PM.
NOTES AND QUOTES
“It was just one of those games where it seemed like we couldn’t get anything going on the offensive end. They really shot the ball well, especially from the three-point line and we couldn’t withstand that. We didn’t adjust very well to the physicality and the way the game was being called, especially in the first half.” - Monmouth head coach Jenny Palmateer
-Monmouth stifled the Quinnipiac offense early, as the Bobcats scored just two points in the first 4:25 of action.
-Quinnipiac started to heat up towards the end of the first quarter thanks to two Sarah Shewan three-pointers, building a 17-9 lead.
-After an Alexa Middleton layup with 8:39 left in the second quarter, Monmouth trailed by just four. The Bobcats would eventually outscore Monmouth 22-13 in the quarter and went into halftime leading 39-22, shooting 8-13 from beyond the arc in the half.
-Quinnipiac did not let up in the third quarter, outscoring the Hawks 18-15 in the period and taking the 20-point lead into the fourth.
-QU led by as many as 30 with 6:56 left in the fourth quarter at 72-42.
-Monmouth held a two-point lead with 5:35 left in the first quarter, but Sarah Shewan’s three-pointer shortly after gave Quinnipiac the lead for good.
-The teams are now even at 1-1 this season, but QU takes the 23-17 all-time series lead.
-Monmouth has now lost three straight games, including a double overtime loss against Siena and a two-point loss against Rider two days ago.
-Shaw hit her 66th three-pointer of the season, and has made at least one triple in 20 out of 22 games this season.
-Monmouth’s bench once again outscored the opponent’s bench, making it 20 out of 22 games that has occurred this season.
The Hawks will remain on the road as they travel to Saint Peter’s on Friday. Tip from the Yanitelli Center is scheduled for 7:00 PM.