EMMITSBURG, Md. - Quinnipiac defeated Mount St. Mary's 74-60 in Northeast Conference (NEC) women's basketball action on Saturday.
Ashley Christie (Miamisburg, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) paced the Mount (5-14, 1-6 NEC) with 15 points. Mary Dunn (Whippany, N.J./Morris Catholic) added 12 points and seven rebounds while Kayla Grossett (Toronto, Ontario/David and Mary Thompson C.I.) chipped in 10 points in the loss.
Felicia Barron fueled the Bobcats with 25 points and seven assists. Brittany McQuain added 12 points and Jacinda Dunbar registered 11 points in the winning effort.
Quinnipiac jumped out to the advantage and never looked back to earn the season sweep against Mount St. Mary's.
The Bobcats scored the first 11 points of the game to grab an 11-0 advantage. Barron started the scoring with her first of six 3-pointers on the afternoon at 18:42 before Dunbar scored in the paint at 18:14 for a 5-0 advantage. Barron then hit a trey at 16:05 and Dunbar converted 1 of 2 at the line at 15:37 before McQuain capped the run with a jumper at 15:10 for an 11-0 lead. Tara Lonergan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) stopped the Bobcats opening surge with a layup at 14:53.
With Quinnipiac holding an 11-6 edge at 13:29 left in the first half, the Bobcats scored 25 of the next 32 points to grab a 36-13 margin with 4:39 on the clock. Barron powered the surge with eight points. Quinnipiac went into the locker room with a 43-21 advantage.
In the second half, the Bobcats extended the lead to 60-32 with 15:18 remaining. The Mountaineers responded with a 16-2 run to cut the deficit to 62-48 with 8:21 left.
Christie started the run with a traditional 3-point play at 14:16 before McQuain converted the second of two free throws at 13:54. Christie and Grossett then connected on consecutive 3-pointers at 12:10 and 9:34 to cut the margin to 61-41.
McQuain momentarily halted the Mount surge by hitting 1 of 2 at the line at 9:02 before the Mount rattled off the next seven points. Leah Westbrooks (Dublin, Ireland/Holy Faith Secondary) started the spurt with a layup at 8:49, Kelly Guerriero (Floral Park, N.Y./Archbishop Malloy) nailed a triple six seconds later and Christie capped the run with a layup at 8:21 to make it a 14-point game.
Quinnipiac responded with a 10-2 run sparked by five points apiece from Barron and McQuain to give the Bobcats a 72-50 advantage with four minutes on the clock.
Mount St. Mary's closed the contest on a 10-2 spurt, but Quinnipiac came away with the 74-60 victory.
The Mount returns to action on Monday at home against Sacred Heart. Game time is 7 p.m.