Women's basketball drops second straight game
After reeling off eight straight wins, Central Michigan women’s basketball dropped their second consecutive game.
The Chippewas (8-3) struggled offensively, resulting in a 84-67 loss to Quinnipiac (6-5) in McGuirk Arena.
Head coach Sue Guevara thought this game was a very tough loss.
"Poor performance offensively to say the least," Guevara said. "Unfortunately, because our offense was so poor our defense suffered as well."
CMU jumped out to a 19-10 lead midway through the first quarter, but the Bobcats played an effective press late in the first quarter to cut the lead to just five.
Quinnipiac continued to press in the second quarter forcing Central Michigan to turn the ball over.
With 7:30 remaining in the second quarter, Carly Fabbri stole the ball from Micaela Kelly and scored a layup to give the Bobcats a 25-23 lead. Fabbri then hit a floater as time expired in the first half leading Quinnipiac to a 39-36 halftime lead.
The Bobcats picked up where they left off starting the first half on a 4-0 run. The press continued to give the Chippewas fits helping Quinnipiac extended their lead to 14 halfway through the third quarter.
"(It’s hard) when we don’t take care of the ball," Guevara said. "We didn’t have very good guard play."
Reyna Frost scored the last nine points for CMU in the third quarter trailing 65-54
Central Michigan failed to gain any momentum in the fourth quarter as the Bobcats continued to extend their lead, resulting in 84-67 win for Quinnipiac.
Tinara Moore led all Chippewas with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Reyna Frost also grabbed 8 rebounds and pitched in 14 points.
The Chippewas achilleas heal was turning the ball over 16 times resulting in 20 points for Quinnipiac.
Central Michigan also failed to find a rhythm from downtown shooting just 31% from 3-point range compared to the Bobcat’s 40%.
CMU will return to action on Dec. 30th in Muncie, Ind. to face Ball State in its Mid-American Conference opener.