Early Quarterfinal results from Men’s Tournament

The early games have been completed for the 2014 MAAC Women’s Championship Quarterfinal games.

The first game saw #1 Iona defeat #8 Rider 94-71. Iona held the lead the whole game, with Tre Bowman leading all scorers with 28 points, and was helped by Sean Armand, 20 points, and a double double from David Laury posting 18 points and a game high 11 rebounds coming off the bench. Rider was led by Anthony Myles with 19 points.

The second game saw #4 seed Canisius and #5 seed Siena play their first games of the tournament with Canisius winning 71-65 in a back and forth game with each team holding a 6 point lead at some point in the game. Billy Baron led the way for the Griffs posting 17 points. Chris Manhertz helped lead the way for the Griffs with 10 points and pulling down a game high 11 rebounds. Brett Bisping led the way for the Saints with a game high 22 points and falling one rebound shy of a double double with 9 boards in the game. Both teams were even in every statisic, but Canisius held a 3pt shooting advantage shooting 45% (10-22) compared to the Saints 35% (6-17).

#1 Iona will play #4 Canisius in the first semifinal match for the men’s bracket. The game will be played on Sunday, March 9 at 4:30 PM.

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Early Quarterfinal Results for Women’s Championship

The early games have been completed for the 2014 MAAC Women’s Championship Quarterfinal games.

The first game saw #1 Iona defeat #9 Monmouth 71-56. Joy Adams led all scorers with 29 points and also pulled down 16 rebounds for the Gaels, and Damika Martinez helped in the winning effort by adding 23 points of her own. Monmouth was led by Helena Kurt and Chevannah Paalvast with 13 points. Chevannah Paalvast also eclipsed the 1000 point mark in the game.  Jasmine Walker recorded a double double for Monmouth adding 12 points and hauling in 10 rebounds.

The second game saw #4 seed Quinnipiac and #5 seed Canisius play their first games of the tournament with Quinnipiac winning 72-61, leading from the first whistle to the final buzzer. Quinnipiac was led by Camryn Warner who had 17 points and Brittany McQuain added to the effort with a double double (13 points and 12 rebounds). Canisius was led by the game high scorer Kayla Hoohuli with 23 points in the defeat.

#1 Iona will play #4 Quinnipiac in the first semifinal match for the women’s bracket. The game will be played on Sunday, March 9 at 11:00 AM.

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Late Quarterfinal Results for Women’s Championship

The late games have been completed for the 2014 MAAC Women’s Championship Quarterfinal games.

The third game of the quarterfinals saw #2 Marist defeat #10 Siena 87-65. Marist led the entire game, with Madeline Blais leading all scorers with 16 points and also was tied with Casey Dunlin for the team lead in rebounds. Siena was lead by Kelsey Booth, who recorded a double double with 14 points and a game high 13 rebounds, and was helped by Kanika Cummings with 14 points off the bench in the loss.

The final game of the quarterfinals saw the #3 seed Rider defeat #6 Fairfield 63-57. Rider was led by Myneshia McKenzie posting a double double with a game high in both points with 28 and rebounds with 16. Katie Cizynski led the way for Fairfield with 15 points.

#2 Marist will play #3 Rider in the second semifinal match for the women’s bracket. The game will be played on Sunday, March 9 at 1:30 PM.

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Men’s Recap of Thursday’s Games

The first day of the Men’s 2014 MAAC Basketball Championship had close games all the way down to the final buzzer.

The first game of the Men’s tournament saw #8 seed Rider defeat #9 seed Monmouth 71-60. Leading the way for Mommouth was Deon Jones with 18 points. Rider was led by Daniel Stewart, who had a game high 25 points. Rider will be facing #1 seed Iona on Saturday March 8th at 12:00 pm.

The second game saw #7 seed Saint Peter’s defeat #10 seed Fairfield on a buzzer beater by Desi Washington 65-62. The leading scorer for Saint Peter’s was Desi Washington with 14 points, and Marvin Dominique posted a double-double (11 points and 13 rebounds). Maurice Barrow led the way for Fairfield with  14 points. Saint Peter’s will face #2 seed Manhattan at 6:30 pm on Saturday March 8th.

The final game of the opening round for the Men’s tournament saw #11 Niagara upset #6 Marist 78-76. Antoine Mason led all scorers with 38 points while Marcus Ware posted a double double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort. Marist was led by Chavaughn Lewis had 26 points and Adam Kemp finished one rebound shy of a double double with 14 points and 9 rebounds.   Niagara will face #3 Quinnipiac at 9:00 pm on Saturday March 8th.

The final game to be played Saturday will be between #4 Canisius and #5 Siena with tip off being at 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 8th.

Women’s Tournament Recap of Thursday’s Games

The first day of the Women’s 2014 MAAC Basketball Championship saw a lot of close games.

The first game saw #9 seed Monmouth defeat #8 seed Niagara 66-62. Leading the way for Mommouth was Christina Mitchell with 14. Niagara was led by Chanel Johnson with 14 points. There were a total of 11 ties and 11 lead changes. Monmouth will be facing #1 seed Iona on Friday March 7th at 12:00 pm.

The second game saw #10 seed Siena defeat #7 seed Manhattan 87-66. The leading scorer for Siena was Ida Krogh. Nicole Isaacs had a game high 20 points in the defeat for Manhattan. There were a total of 11 ties and 11 lead changes. Siena will face #2 seed Marist at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 7.

The final game of the opening round for the Women’s tournament saw #6 Rider defeat #11 Saint Peters 64-55. Myneshia McKenzie led all players in scoring with 25 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Aziza May led the way for Saint Peter’s with 21 points.  Rider will face #3 Fairfield at 9:30 pm.

The final game to be played tomorrow will be between #4 Quinnipiac and #5 Canisius with tip off being at 2:30 pm on Friday March 7.

Let’s meet the Iona Gaels

Iona College

Mascot:         Gaels

Twitter: @ICGaels

Location:         New Rochelle, NY

Enrollment:     3,539

Men’s Basketball

Record: 20-9 (17-3 in the MAAC)

Team Stats

-          Points per game           84.0

-          Rebounds per game    33.4

-          Assists per game         17.5

-          Field Goal Percentage 48.4%

-          3pt Percentage                        39.9%

-          Free Throw Percentage 70.8%

Team Leaders

-          Points per game            Sean Armand-17.3

-          Rebounds per game       David Laury-7.7

-          Steals per game             Sean Armand-1.3

-          Assists per game              A.J. English-4.3

-          Blocks per game               David Laury-1.2

Women’s Basketball

Record:   25-4 (18-2 in the MAAC)

Team Stats

-          Points per game-74.2

-          Rebounds per game-39.2

-          Assists per game-14.4

-          Field Goal Percentage-42.8%

-          3pt Percentage-38.1%

-          Free Throw Percentage-78.5%

Team Leaders

-          Points per game            Damika Martinez-24.5

-          Rebounds per game       Joy Adams-13.9

-          Steals per game            Joy Adams-1.8

-          Assists per game           Haley D’Angelo-4.3

-          Blocks per game            Sabrina Jeridore-2.7

Let’s meet the Quinnipiac Bobcats

Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University

Mascot:         Bobcats

Twitter: @quathletics

Location:         Hamden, CT

Enrollment:     6,542

Men’s Basketball

Record: 19-10 (14-6 in the MAAC)

Team Stats

-          Points per game           79.2

-          Rebounds per game    46.0

-          Assists per game         12.8

-          Field Goal Percentage 42.0%

-          3pt Percentage                        34.9%

-          Free Throw Percentage 71.8%

Team Leaders

-          Points per game            Ike Azotam-16.3

-          Rebounds per game       Ike Azotam-10.4

-          Steals per game             Kendrick Ray-1.0

-          Assists per game              Shaq Shannon and Kasim Chandler-2.6

-          Blocks per game               Ousmane Drame-2.3

Women’s Basketball

Record:   19-11 (14-6 in the MAAC)

Team Stats

-          Points per game-73.7

-          Rebounds per game-40.5

-          Assists per game-16.9

-          Field Goal Percentage-39.4%

-          3pt Percentage-32.5%

-          Free Throw Percentage-71.0%

Team Leaders

-          Points per game            Jasmine Martin-15.3

-          Rebounds per game       Brittany Mcquain-9.2

-          Steals per game            Brittany Mcquain-1.9

-          Assists per game           Gillian Abshire-6.8

-          Blocks per game            Samantha Guastella-1.4