QU WBB faces Marist Saturday, looking for sixth straight win


Photo: Anthony W. Pacheco III

Brianna Trachtenberg

The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team will face Marist College on Saturday, Feb. 3 for an afternoon matchup. The game will take place at the M&T Bank Arena in Hamden, Connecticut and tip-off will start at 2 p.m.

The Bobcats are coming off a home win from Thursday night against Rider with a final score of 59-42. They have been on a hot streak lately, winning their last five games. The Bobcats are 14-7 this season and have only had two losses at home. They are currently ranked second in the MAAC with a 9-3 conference record, falling only behind Iona. 

Marist is coming in looking to end the Bobcats’ win streak. The Red Foxes are also coming off a home win from Thursday night against Mount Saint Mary’s. They have had some recent success by winning their last two games. They are at a 10-10 record this season and have gone 4-5 for away games. The Red Foxes are ranked at the sixth spot in the MAAC Conference, with a 6-5 conference record.  

Quinnipiac has history on its side with this one, as the Bobcats have won 16 times against Marist, including in their most recent matchup against the Red Foxes. On Jan. 21 of this year, the Bobcats won in a close battle with a final score of 58-52.  The Bobcats will be looking to repeat the same success at home this time. 

One player to look out for on the Marist side is junior forward Zaria Shazer. She averages 15.6 points and seven rebounds per game this season. In the last matchup against Quinnipiac, Shazer had a season-high of 29 points. 

For the Quinnipiac side, senior forward Cur’Tiera Haywood is one player to look out for. Haywood has 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds on average this season. She has played on average 30 minutes per game this season and had 14 points against Marist in their previous matchup.  

In addition to Saturday afternoon’s game, Quinnipiac will also be celebrating the women’s basketball alumni. They will be honoring the 10-year anniversary of the 2012-2013 title team. During their time, they set a program record with 30 wins and have the record for the fewest losses with only three that season. 

Make sure to tune in at 2 p.m. on Saturday to see if Quinnipiac can continue its win streak or if Marist will get revenge from earlier this season.