Late layup downs women’s basketball

Michael Arnaudo

The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team fell to the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights on the road Monday in a very close game, 55-52. Quinnipiac’s Jacinda Dunbar led the team with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Courtney Kaminski contributed a double-double for the Bobcats.

Junior guard Mariyah Laury led the Knights (10-5, 3-1 NEC), and all scorers, with a game-high 17 points, including the game-winning layup with 30 seconds left.

Quinnipiac (6-9, 3-1 NEC) took its last lead lead with 55 seconds left when Felicia Barron passed it to Brittany McQuain for a layup to make it 52-51.

Laury answered with a layup to give the Knights a lead they would not relinquish, and then redshirt freshman Danielle Pankey hit two free throws to seal the deal.

The Bobcats held a 26-22 lead at halftime, but Fairleigh Dickinson gained a lead in the second half and held it for 10 minutes. However, Quinnipiac kept their deficit small, never more than seven points.

The Bobcats will prepare to host their next two games against Central Connecticut State and Bryant on Saturday and Monday.