Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Quinnipiac Advances to its Fourth Consecutive MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship Game

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  March 05, 2017

#1 Quinnipiac University - 64 | #5 Iona College - 59 | BOX SCORE

2017 Women’s Basketball Semifinals

Times Union Center

Albany, NY

Quinnipiac University defeated Iona College, 64-59 to advance to the 2017 MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship game. The victory marks the fourth consecutive MAAC Championship game appearance for the Bobcats. In three previous appearances, Quinnipiac is 1-2 (MAAC Champions 2015).

The 2017 MAAC Championship game, takes place tomorrow, Monday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m. The Bobcats take on either No. 2 seeded Rider University or No. 3 Fairfield University pending the result of the semifinal matchup. The MAAC Championship final airs live on ESPNU.

Today’s matchup marked the third time since Quinnipiac joined the league in 2013-14 that the teams met in the MAAC Championship final. The Bobcats improved to 2-1 in three postseason meetings with Iona.

Quinnipiac was led by red-shirt senior guard Adily Martucci, who registered 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, and three assists. Martucci anchored the Bobcats defense, which held the Gaels to 30.2 percent shooting from the field on the game.

Junior guard Carly Fabbri tallied 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, which included a pair of converted three-pointers. The guard added four assists and four rebounds in 29 minutes of play off the bench.

Red-shirt sophomore forward Jen Fay scored 11 points, which included 3-of-4 shooting from behind the arc. Fay hit back-to-back threes in the third quarter, which propelled the Bobcats to a 10-0 run. Sophomore forward Aryn McClure added 10 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes of action.

Senior forward Morgan Manz came off the bench and recorded nine points and four rebounds. Manz tallied five of her nine points in the first quarter, as she knocked down an early three-pointer for her first bucket of the day.

Iona’s senior guard Marina Lizarazu tallied a game-high 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the floor. The Madrid, Spain native recorded four assists and three steals in 40 minutes of play.

Sophomore forward Treyanna Clay & sophomore guard Alexis Lewis each registered double-doubles this afternoon. Clay scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Lewis recorded her league leading 12th double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.

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