Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Quinnipiac Wins Its Second MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship In Program History

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  March 06, 2017

#1 Quinnipiac University – 81 | #2 Rider University – 73

2017 Women’s Basketball Championship

Times Union Center

Albany, NY

Quinnipiac University defeated Rider University, 81-73 to earn its second MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship in program history. The Bobcats receive the league’s automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.

Quinnipiac’s Aryn McClure scored a career-high 28 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and shot 12-of-14 from the free-throw line. The sophomore was named to the 2017 All-Championship Team.

Red-shirt senior guard Adily Martucci added 16 points, four rebounds, four steals, and three assists in 38 minutes of play. Martucci was named the 2017 MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship MVP. Over the course of the Championship the All-MAAC Second Team representative averaged 16.3 points per game.

All-MAAC Third Team selection, red-shirt sophomore forward Jen Fay registered a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes of play. Fay shot 5-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-5 from behind the arc. The forward was named to the All-Championship Team, she averaged 9.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game over Quinnipiac’s three games in the Championship.

Junior guard Carly Fabbri was named to the All-MAAC Championship Team, which marked the fourth member from Quinnipiac to earn All-Championship honors. Fabbri scored six points in tonight’s Championship final.

The Bobcats shot 44.8 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from deep. Quinnipiac converted 25-of-31 (80.6%) from the free-throw line and went 19-of-22 (86.4%) from the line in the fourth quarter. The Bobcats outrebounded Rider 41-30 and had a total of 14 second chance points.

Rider’s Senior center Julia Duggan scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and recorded nine rebounds in 29 minutes. The All-MAAC Third Team Selection was named to the All-Championship Team. The senior scored 16 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter. In three games over the course of the Championship, Duggan averaged 19.0 points and 14.7 rebounds per game.

All-MAAC Second Team selection, junior guard Kamila Hoskova scored 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and grabbed four rebounds. MAAC All-Rookie team member, Stella Johnson scored 14 points, recorded five rebounds, and three steals. 10 of Johnson’s 15 points came in the first half.

All-Championship Team:

Marina Lizarazu, Iona

Julia Duggan, Rider

Carly Fabbri, Quinnipiac

Jen Fay, Quinnipiac

Aryn McClure, Quinnipiac

Championship MVP:

Adily Martucci, Quinnipiac

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