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Quinnipiac women’s basketball captures MAAC Championship

ALBANY, NY — After finishing last season as MAAC runner-ups the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team was hungry for revenge, something they got Monday at Times Union Center outlasting the No.2 seeded Rider Broks 81-73. 

For the Bobcats, it’s the program’s first conference championship since 2015 when they beat perennial powerhouse Marist. 

“I’m at a loss for words,” coach Tricia Fabbri said post game. “We went into the locker room up one and never looked back.” 

The women from Connecticut were paced by sophomore guard/forward Aryn McClure who led all scoring with 28 points. Additionally, redshirt senior Adily Martucci poured in 16 points of her own.  “We depended and leaned on her,” Fabbri went on to say.

Despite the loss, it’s not the end of the road for Rider. Finishing as MAAC runner ups has earned the team a guaranteed spot in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. “The positive of today is that I’m blessed to keep coaching [this team],” coach Lynn Milligan said.

Quinnipiac advances to the NCAA tournament and will await to find out who they’ll play when the seeding comes out next Monday, March 13. 


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Dylan Rossiter

Dylan is the Founder and Editor-at-Large of The Upstate Courier. In the past, he has been a beat reporter covering Section II Athletics, Siena College men's basketball, the Tri-City ValleyCats, and breaking news. In Dylan's current role, he oversees newsroom operations and long-term planning. Dylan is a native of Castleton-on-Hudson and a graduate of Maple Hill High School.

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