Azotam and Shannon score 16 apiece, Quinnipiac downs Bryant 69-58

Ike Azotam and Shaq Shannon scored 16 points apiece to lead Quinnipiac past Bryant 69-58 Saturday in Northeast Conference play.

Azotam added nine rebounds and Shannon chipped in seven boards and seven assists to keep Quinnipiac (14-13, 10-5) undefeated for the month of February.

Tied 13-all with 8:29 left in the first half, the Bobcats closed out the period on a 14-6 run sparked by consecutive baskets from Azotam. Quinnipiac led at halftime 27-19.

Bryant got within four points in the second half, 58-54, behind Corey Maynard's layup with 4:11 to play, but the Bobcats answered with six straight points to take a 64-54 lead with just under two minutes remaining.

Quinnipiac made seven free throws in the final two minutes to put away the game.

The Bobcats outrebounded the Bulldogs 43-30, and outscored their bench 31-9.

Frankie Dobbs led Bryant (17-9, 10-5) with 15 points.