Fairfield vs Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac holds on for 83-79 win over Fairfield


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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Ousmane Drame scored 22 points and Zaid Hearst had 20 as Quinnipiac defeated Fairfield 83-79 on Friday night in the conference opener for both teams.

Quinnipiac (5-2, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) trailed 34-25 in the first half but scored 16 straight points to take a 41-34 lead before halftime. Drame scored nine points during the run.

Fairfield (1-7, 0-1) was down 66-54 with less than nine minutes to play, but a KJ Rose layup with 4 seconds left brought the Stags within a bucket at 81-79.

Hearst then hit two free throws for Quinnipiac with 1 second left to make it a two-possession game and seal the victory.

Ike Azotam had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bobcats and Shaq Shannon added 11 rebounds.

Marcus Gilbert was 11-for-19 from the field and scored 31 points for Fairfield, which dropped its seventh straight game.

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