Recap: Quinnipiac vs. Marist
Hamden, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - Umar Shannon scored a game-high 26 points, leading four starters in double figures, as the Bobcats of Quinnipiac captured an 83-78 win over the Marist Red Foxes in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference battle at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Ousmane Drame registered a double-double consisting of 16 points and a game- high 13 rebounds, adding an impressive seven rebounds as the Bobcats (15-8, 10-4 MAAC) captured their third straight win. Ike Azotam and Zaid Hearst pitched in with 15 points apiece, the latter adding nine rebounds as well.
The Red Foxes (9-15, 6-8) were paced by Khallid Hart and Chavaughn Lewis with 21 points apiece, the latter pulling down 10 boards, followed by Jay Bowie and T.J. Curry with 12 and 11 points, respectively, as the team saw a three-game win streak come to an end.
Marist converted a sizzling 7-of-11 behind the 3-point line in the first half, but the team made just eight more field goals in the period, which allowed the Bobcats to knot the score at 40-40 at the half.
In the second half their visitors again shot the ball well out on the perimeter (5-of-11), but at the free-throw line the Red Foxes knocked down only 7-of-13 at the free-throw line in the second half, compared to 13-of-15 by the hosts. Despite pulling down only three offensive rebounds over the final 20 minutes, Quinnipiac still came away with the win.
The Red Foxes finished the night with just 39.4 percent accuracy from the floor.Game Notes