Sophomore Briyanah Richardson recorded her second 20+ point game of the season, but it wasn’t enough for the win Thursday night.

The Saint Peter’s women’s basketball team was beat 91-64 by Quinnipiac, the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions, in their first home game back. With the loss, SPU is now 2-7 in the MAAC and 5-13 overall.

Like Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game, the Peacocks honored Gianna Bryant, daughter of NBA retiree Kobe Bryant and rising basketball star, and Kobe by wearing No. 2 on the back and No. 8 on the front, respectively. Gianna, 13, was getting recognized in the sports world and dreamed of playing college basketball at the University of Connecticut.

The two died in a fatal helicopter crash Sunday morning in California alongside seven others.

Saint Peter’s has had three consecutive games this week, and the Bryants were honored at all of them.


Wil'lisha Jackson tallied up some points against Quinnipiac.

After tip-off, senior forward Zoe Pero and Richardson exploded with an early lead and a 12-12 tie midway through the first quarter. Redshirt-junior guard Taiah Thornton, sophomore forward Wil’lisha Jackson, Pero and Richardson chipped in to hang on in the first half, but the Bobcats nabbed a 46-35 lead.

The Peacocks had a rough time getting back into rhythm, but Richardson tried to keep them alive by a few drive-in layups. Redshirt-junior guard Gabrielle Harris tallied a pair of points while redshirt-junior guard Kendrea Williams and Jackson knocked down back-to-back triples, cutting the deficit 63-47.

SPU would eventually go on a 6-1 run within the final minute, but would fall 91-64.


The Peacocks lost 91-64.

The squad will hit the road to face Manhattan on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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