Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-7, 6-4 NEC) vs.
Mount St. Mary's University Mountaineers (8-12, 3-7 NEC)
Monday, February 2, 2009 7 p.m.
TD Banknorth Sports Center Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team comes into Monday's Game with Mount St. Mary's having lost its last two games. Most recently, the Bobcats were defeated by Long Island, 52-49, on Saturday afternoon. The loss was the second at home this season for the Bobcats. Erin Kerner (Erie, Pa.) had a team-high 18 points, all coming in the second half as Quinnipiac's late comeback fell short against the Blackbirds. The Mount comes into the game, having defeated Wagner Saturday, 55-42, at home. Quinnipiac holds the all-time series lead at 14-4, including a win in the first round of last season's Northeast Conference Tournament.
Scouting the Mountaineers
Mount St. Mary's is currently holding the eighth and final NEC Tournament spot with a 3-7 mark in league play. The Mountaineers are led by a trio of double-digit scorers. Brianna Gauthier is the team's top scorer, averaging 11.2 points per game, with Leah Westbrooks and Hassanah Oliver both over 10 points per game. Westbrooks leads the team in rebounding, pulling down rebounds at a 7.5 per game clip. Oliver is leading the team with 63 assists this season, good for 3.15 per game, 12th in the NEC.
Now, Hear It Now
Saturday's game can be heard on WQUN.com. Bill Schweizer will handle the play-by-play duties with Billy Mecca and Bob Tipson adding color analysis. The game can also be seen on a live videostream on the Bobcat Channel. Both the can be activated by clicking the appropriate links above.
Now, Hear It Now
Second Half Senior
Kerner scored all of her points against Long Island in the second half of play. This is the second time in the last three games that she has finished in double-digit scoring without recording a point in the first 20 minutes of play. Kerner did not have any points in the first half against CCSU before finishing with 11 in the second.
All Over The Place
Brianna Rooney (Guilford, Conn.) finished one rebound shy of matching her season high of nine on Saturday. Rooney pulled down seven boards on the defensive end and one off offensive glass. She also had a team-high three assists in the game and two steals.
Four Away From Three
Kathleen Neyens (Jaffrey, N.H.) had her third game of the season of double-digit rebounding against the Blackbirds. Neyens pulled down 10 boards against Long Island, while adding six points, four shy of reaching her third double-double of the season.
Hot, Not Cold
Freshman Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) scored 10 points Saturday against Long Island. It was the fourth time this season that the forward has broken the 10-point mark in scoring. She is now averaging 4.9 points this season.
After missing four games due to injury, freshman Jacki Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) returned to the Bobcats' lineup against the Blackbirds. Mann scored two points and matched Rooney's team high in steals with two in 10 minutes of action.
Like Somebody Has Got A Case Of The Mondays
The Bobcats will look to rebound against the Mountaineers after dropping its first game of the season on a Monday last week against Sacred Heart. The Mount has not fared so well this season on the work week's first night, compiling a 1-5 mark in Monday games.