Marfo, Kelly all-MAAC second team, Bobcats well represented in award announcement


Bryan Schwartz, Sports Director

The 2020 MAAC basketball tournament is set to kick off Tuesday, but the festivities have already begun. On a conference call with reporters Monday morning, the league announced its all-MAAC teams.

Quinnipiac red-shirt junior forward Kevin Marfo was named to the all-MAAC second team.

Marfo was a monster on the boards, leading all of NCAA division 1 basketball with 13.3 rebounds per game. The junior notched a career-high 21 rebounds in a January win over Monmouth. He finished second on the team in scoring with 10.2 points per game.

Quinnipiac junior guard Rich Kelly was named to the all-MAAC second team.

Kelly played a key role, yet again, with the Bobcats, leading the team in points with 16.7 per game (second in MAAC). He was third in the conference with 4.5 assists per game. The junior led the league in free throw percentage, shooting 89% from the stripe.

Quinnipiac senior guard Taylor Herd was named to the all-MAAC third team.

Herd averaged 9.9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. The senior led the Bobcats with 44 three-point field goals. She was the MAAC sixth player of the year last season.

Quinnipiac first-years Cur’Tiera Haywood and Mikala Morris were named to the all-MAAC rookie team.

Both were among the top six on the Bobcats in minutes per game. Morris notched 9.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game in her first year with Quinnipiac. Haywood scored 7.8 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Quinnipiac senior forward Paige Warfel was not named to any all-MAAC teams.

Warfel had a career season, leading the conference with 11.1 rebounds per game. She scored 8.3 points per game. The senior brought down a career-high 19 rebounds in Quinnipiac’s final regular season game against Canisius.