Women's Basketball Plays St. Bonaventure On Sunday At 1 PMQuinnipiac University Bobcats (0-2) vs.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-2)
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.
Reilly Center - St. Bonaventure N.Y.
Bobcats Play Game No. 3
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will play in a non-conference contest against St. Bonaventure on Sunday, Nov. 21. The game will be held at the Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. The Bobcats are currently 0-2 on the season, while the Bonnies will enter the game with a 1-2 overall record.
Live video, audio and stats of the game between Quinnipiac and St. Bonaventure will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Fans can listen to Sunday's game on WQUN 1220-AM with Bob Mortali.
Scouting St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure enters Sunday's game after losing two games on the road. The Bonnies won their first contest of the season against Binghamton, 62-59, at home on Nov. 12. The team traveled to Indiana on Nov. 15 where it lost 50-44. On Nov. 17, the Bonnies fell to Morgan State, 74-65. Overall, St Bonaventure has a .386 field goal percentage and is .774 from the free throw line. The team averages 33 rebounds per game, while it has recorded 4.7 steals per game. Megan Van Tatenhove leads the Bonnies with 17.7 points per game and a .917 free throw percentage, as she's made 11 out of 12 from the line this season. The junior forward has also pulled down a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game. CeCe Dixon enters the game averaging four steals per game and leads the Bonnies with 10 assists on the season. Jessica Jenkins is .370 from behind the arc, as she's made 10 three-pointers this season. St. Bonaventure was picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic 10 Conference Preseason Poll.
All-Time Against The Bonnies
Quinnipiac holds an all-time record of 0-1 with St. Bonaventure. In its only meeting, the Bobcats lost, 77-67, in a contest held at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. on Dec. 2, 2009. The Bobcats were .386 from the floor, while the Bonnies held a .500 field goal percentage in the game. Both teams were above .700 from behind the line. Despite the loss, Quinnipiac was able to score 21 points off turnovers and had 24 of its points off the bench. The lead changed twice in the match, as Quinnipiac had its biggest lead by three points. Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) led Quinnipiac with 18 points in its last outing with St. Bonaventure, while Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) compiled 13 points and six assists in match-up. Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J) recorded a team-high seven rebounds in the game.
Holy Cross At Home
The Bobcats lost, 72-60, in its home-opener against Holy Cross on Wednesday, Nov. 17. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The team recorded a 66.7 free throw percentage and was .329 from the floor in the defeat. In the first twenty minutes of play, the score was tied four times, while the lead changed three times. Despite the loss, the Bobcats were able to hold the Crusaders to only a two-point lead in the first half.
Kaminski Scores 1,000th Point
Senior center Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) became the 17th Quinnipiac women's basketball player to score 1,000 points, as she scored 10 points in Wednesday's game against Holy Cross. The senior also made five rebounds in the contest, after missing the Bobcats' first game of the season.
Barron Leads Bobcats
Red-shirt sophomore Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) led the Bobcats with 14 points against Holy Cross. The guard also recorded a team-high four assists and two steals in the game. Barron currently leads the team with an average of eight points per game.
Kari's Looking Good
Junior guard Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) pulled down a team-high seven assists on Wednesday evening. Goodchild also scored six points and had one assist in the game.
Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J) led Quinnipiac with two blocks versus Holy Cross. The junior forward also recorded 11 points and six rebounds in the game.
Makes It Happen
Jacki Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) was the only player to make every field goal attempt (6) in Wednesday's game. The junior forward scored 12 points, tallied one assist and pulled down four rebounds overall.
The Bobcats lost, 65-48, in their season-opener on Friday, Nov. 12 at Fairfield University. Overall Quinnipiac was .455 from the free throw line and had a .340 field goal percentage in the contest.
Quinnipiac was led by freshman forward Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) and junior transfer Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) in Friday's game at Fairfield. Both Quinnipiac newcomers scored nine points in the non-conference match-up, while McQuain also recorded a team-high seven rebounds. Freshman guard Brittany Hill (Mechanicsville, Va.) started in her first collegiate game against Fairfield. In her first appearance with the Bobcats she went 2-5 on the floor, scoring six points and tallying two assists on the game. Hill also pulled down three rebounds.
Quinnipiac was selected to finish sixth out of 12 teams in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Bobcats finished the 2009-10 season in eighth place in the NEC standings with a 7-11 record in conference play and a 12-18 overall record. Senior center Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) was selected to the Preseason All-NEC team. 2010 NEC Tournament finalist Long Island was the Preseason favorite, clinching the first place choice with six first-place votes.
Last Season Recap
The 2009-10 season concluded on Sat. March, 6, in the first round of the NEC tournament. Quinnipiac lost, 70-63, against the second-seeded Long Island, ending the Bobcats' season with a 12-18 mark. The Bobcats posted a .381 field goal percentage, while their opponents put up a .361 percentage last season. Quinnipiac recorded 41.4 rebounds per game, 1.4 higher than its opponents.
What's Ahead For The Bobcats
After Sunday's game at St. Bonaventure, the Bobcats will travel to Nashville, Tenn. to take part in the Vanderbilt Tournament over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Quinnipiac will play two games in the tournament, its first on Nov. 26 against Vanderbilt and another on Nov. 28. The Bobcats will then play three-straight home games come December, against Vermont on Dec. 1, Wagner on Dec. 4 and Army on Dec. 11. Quinnipiac will travel to Yale on December 20 and New Hampshire on Dec. 22. Quinnipiac will play two contests in the St. Joseph's Tournament on Dec. 28 and 29 before conference play takes off on Jan. 4 against Mount St. Mary's.