January 16, 2011
Women's Basketball Plays Host To Bryant, Monday At 1 PM
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team looks
for its fifth Northeast Conference win of the season, as it hosts
Bryant University on Monday, January 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the TD
Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are coming off a thrilling 76-75
win against Central Connecticut State on Saturday, January 15,
while the Bulldogs lost 54-44 to Sacred Heart in their most recent
outing. Quinnipiac is currently 7-9 on the year and 4-1 in
conference play, while Bryant is 5-11 overall and 2-3 in the
Live stats, audio, and video of Monday's game will be
available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's
basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Fans can listen
to the game live with Bob Mortali and Bob Tipson. The contest will
also be broadcasted through www.northeastconference.tv.
Bulldogs lost by 10 points, 54-44, against Sacred Heart in their
most recent contest this season. Despite a five point lead at the
half, Bryant was unable to answer the Pioneers' 33 points in the
last twenty minutes of play. Bryant outshot Sacred Heart from the
floor, 35.6% to 27.8%. However, Sacred Heart finished 18-of-21 from
the free-throw line, while Bryant only scored nine free throws in
the game. The Bulldogs were led by sophomore guard Meredith Soper,
who posted 12 points and seven rebounds in the match. Prior to the
loss at Sacred Heart, the Bulldogs beat fellow NEC opponents St.
Francis (N.Y), 59-48, and Long Island, 45-44, this season. Overall,
the team averages 56.9 points and 41.1 rebounds per game. Bryant
currently leads the NEC in steals-per-game (9.63) and offensive
rebounds, averaging 16.31. Sophomore guard Danielle Douglas leads
the Bulldogs, averaging 10.6 points per game, while Soper leads the
team in rebounds (7.2).
Against The Bulldogs
Monday's game marks the 33rd meeting between
Quinnipiac and Bryant. The Bulldogs lead the series, 19-13, dating
back to 1978, and won both contests against the Bobcats last
season. Quinnipiac fell, 72-62, against Bryant on January 16 and
lost, 67-42, on January 21. Jacinda
Dunbar compiled a double-double in each match-up against the
Bulldogs last year, while Courtney
Kaminski picked up one double-double on January 16.
The Bobcats won their
fourth NEC game of the 2010-11 season against in-state rival
Central Connecticut State, 76-75, on Saturday, January 15.
Barron's three-pointer at the buzzer gave Quinnipiac its
one-point lead in the victory. Overall, the Bobcats outshot the
Blue Devils from both the field and the line. Quinnipiac scored 17
second-chance points off of 14 offensive rebounds in the contest.
Three Bobcats put up double-figures, including Courtney
Kaminski (32), Brittany McQuian (12), and Felicia
Kaminski led Quinnipiac in its win against CCSU. The center
scored a career-high 32 points and pulled-down eight rebounds in
Saturday's game. The last Quinnipiac woman's basketball player to
score above 30 points was Erin Kerner, with 32 points, against St.
Francis (Pa.) on Jan. 10, 2009. Kaminski currently leads the
Bobcats, averaging 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Barron Beats The Buzzer
Barron made an impact in the Bobcats' fifth home win of the
season. Besides scoring the game-winning basket, she also compiled
11 points and a career-high nine rebounds. Barron is currently
second on the team in points-per-game average (10.9).
The Bobcats are currently ranked second in the NEC in scoring
offense. In 16 games this season, the team averages 63.1 points per
game. Quinnipiac is also third in the conference in assists (13.06)
and steals (8.94), per game. In the NEC standings, Quinnipiac is
tied in third place with another Connecticut rival, Sacred Heart,
with a record of 4-1.
Two Bobcats are ranked in the top-20 of the conference in
points-per-game average. Courtney
Kaminski is in seventh place, averaging 13.1 points, while Felicia
Barron is tied for 18th place, with 10.9 points per
game. In other categories, Quinnipiac players are also at the top
of the leader board. Jacinda
Dunbar is ranked fourth, with a .491 field goal percentage,
while Barron is fifth in assists-per-game (3.88) and seventh in
steals-per-game (1.94). In addition, Barron leads the conference in
assist-to-turnover ratio. Both Kaminski and Brittany
McQuain are in the top-15 of the NEC in offensive and defensive
Making A Comeback
Since posting a -25.0 scoring margin for the month of November,
Quinnipiac has since narrowed the gap to -6.6 points. After falling
to Holy Cross in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center, the
Bobcats have gone undefeated at home (5-0), beating NEC opponents
Wagner, Mount St. Mary's, and Central Connecticut.
Charity Stripe Stats
The Bobcats have won every game this season that they've
made more free throws than their opponents. Quinnipiac has finished
more shots from the foul line than its opponents in seven games
this year, including the past three matches prior to the FDU
What's Ahead In The NEC
Quinnipiac will travel to play Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, Jan.
22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, Md., followed by
Wagner on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spiro Sports Center
in Staten Island, N.Y.