By the Numbers: Bobcats knockout Siena for fifth straight win


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Steven McAvoy

Quinnipiac wrapped up a five-game homestand in dominant fashion on Wednesday afternoon taking out the Siena Saints 84-63. Coming out of the break down one, the Bobcats turned on the jets and left the Saints in the dust.

How’d they do it? Here’s Quinnipiac’s win, by the numbers.

3 – Senior guard Mackenzie DeWees’ three steals mark the sixth straight contest where she has had three or more takeaways. The Bobcats are 7-2 when DeWees puts up those numbers.

Another big factor in the win was three big runs by Quinnipiac. To close the first quarter, the Bobcats went on an 8-2 run and extended the run to 13 when the second quarter began.

Additionally, the Bobcats had two stints of 16-4 and 16-7 runs in the third and fourth quarters respectively to push their lead late in the game.

7 – Sophomore Mikala Morris earned her seventh double-double of the season, finishing with a team-leading 21 points and 10 rebounds. Morris ranks 50th in the country in rebounds per game with 9.8.

9 Rose Caverly set a career-high in assists with nine, putting her one assist away from her first career double-double. After a quiet first half, Caverly contributed with ten points, five rebounds and a block.

16 – Siena committed 16 personal fouls, the third-highest total they’ve had this season. Coming into the contest the Saints ranked seventh in the NCAA in fewest fouls committed.

21 & 24 – The Bobcats won by a margin of 21 points and led by as much as 24. The margin is Quinnipiac’s largest margin of victory since a 22-point win against Rider University last month.

41 – Mikala Morris tallied four blocks, pushing her block total to 41 on the season. Coming into the game Morris ranked 27th in the NCAA, now she’s just outside the top 20.

50% – The Bobcats shot 50% from three, going 7-14, marking their most efficient game of the season and the first time the Bobcats have shot 50% or better from deep since January 25, 2020, against Fairfield.

1-11 – The Saints closed out the game shooting 1-11 from the field over their last 12 possessions. The Saints finished the fourth quarter with only nine points.

The win gives the Bobcats their 12th win of the season and sole possession of second place in the MAAC with just a small handful of regular season games remaining.

Quinnipiac holds a one-game advantage over Manhattan College, but the Jaspers have a game in hand with a chance to reclaim the #2 seed.

With the playoffs around the corner, the Bobcats have three more chances to make a significant impact on the MAAC standings with a road trip to Iona coming up next.