Women’s Hoops rolls through Wagner
by Kevin Lo
February 9, 2008
HAMDEN, Conn. – The Bobcats took an early lead at the half, 43-19, and never looked back. They started the second half on a 22-2 run that spanned over the next 8 minutes of the game and finished the game with a 79-35 win.
The Bobcats held Wagner to only 6 second half points through the first 15 minutes of the half. They finished the half with 16 points.
With 11 minutes left to go in the first half the Bobcats decided enough was enough. The two teams traded baskets for the first 9 min of the game until strong post play by the Bobcats allowed them to pull away.
Courtney Kaminski and Nicole Duperron dominated the low post finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds and 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively. The Bobcats outscored Wagner 38 -6 in the paint and out rebounded them 51 – 23. The second chance opportunities allowed Quinnipiac to score easily and lengthen their leads.
The Bobcats suffocating defense forced Wagner to commit 25 turnovers which lead to 38 of Quinnipiac’s points.
Wagner shot 16% in the second half and finished with 16 points in the half. They shot 24% overall and struggled to find a rhythm in the 2nd half offensively and defensively as they were plagued by moving pick and traveling calls.
Erin Kerner led the team with 18 points and Mandy Pennewell chipped in 12 points as they helped lead a balanced attack where each starter scored at least seven points.
This was the Bobcats second win in a row and third at home. Their next game is Monday, Feb. 11 when they host Central Connecticut State at 5 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.