Women's Basketball Travels To Play Mount St. Mary's On Saturday At 3 PM

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (8-9, 5-1 NEC) vs.
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (4-13, 1-5 NEC)
Saturday, January 22 - 3:00 p.m.
Knott Arena - Emmitsburg, Md.

Bobcats Face The Mount
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team travels to play Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Knott Arena. The Bobcats look for their third-straight Northeast Conference win as they take on the Mountaineers for the second time this season. Quinnipiac enters the game coming off two back-to-back wins against Central Connecticut State, 76-75, and Bryant, 85-74. The Bobcats are currently 5-1 in conference play, while the Mount is 1-5 in the NEC.

Follow The Bobcats Live
Live stats and audio of Saturday'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 Bill Schweizer and Greg Ott on WQUN 1220-AM.

Scouting Mount St. Mary's
Mount St. Mary's currently holds a 4-13 overall record and is 1-5 in the NEC. The Mountaineers beat Saint Francis (N.Y.), 79-39, in their first conference win of the season on the road, Saturday. In its most recent outing at Long Island, the Mount fell, 63-60, on Monday, Jan. 17. Mount St. Mary's Jessie Kaufman led the team with 14 points, while Selina Mann recorded a team-high five rebounds in the loss. Overall, The Mountaineers average 55.8 points and 31.8 rebounds per game. The team currently shoots 35.5 percent from the floor, 33 percent from three-point range, and 69.3 percent from the line. Sydney Henderson leads Mount St. Mary's, averaging 17 points per game. Mary Dunn is in the top-15 of the conference for rebounds, averaging team-high 6.5 rebounds per game. Mann has collected 76 rebounds this season and is ranked second in the conference, averaging 4.47 assists per game. She also leads the NEC with 44 steals on the year.

Last Time Against The Mount
On Jan. 4, 2011, the Bobcats played Mount St. Mary's to a 77-65 win at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats shot 77.8 percent from the line, scoring 28-of-36 baskets, while the Mount hit 12 free throws in the game. Quinnipiac was led by Courtney Kaminski, who posted 23 points and eight rebounds. In addition, Jacinda Dunbar compiled 14 points, while Shelby Sferra pulled-down a career-high eight rebounds. Felicia Barron also collected six steals for the Bobcats. Mount St. Mary's had three different players score in double-figures, including Mary Dunn (17), Tara Lonergan (12) and Kayla Grossett (15). Quinnipiac forced 25 Mount St. Mary's turnovers, while it was held to 16 turnovers in the contest.

All-Time Against The Mountaineers
Saturday's game marks the 23rd meeting between Quinnipiac and Mount St. Mary's. The Bobcats hold a 15-7 advantage in the all-time series with the Mountaineers.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac beat Bryant, 85-74, on Jan. 17, in its second conference-win last week. For the first time this season, the Bobcats led the entire contest. Quinnipiac held its biggest lead, a 20-point advantage, 46-26, towards the end of the first half. The Bobcats' had two 20-plus scorers, for the first time this year. Felicia Barron and Courtney Kaminski posted 22 points and 21 points, respectively. In addition, Brittany McQuain played an important role in the win, compiling 13 points and eight rebounds, while Kari Goodchild put up 13 points.

Felicia's On Fire
Felicia Barron recorded a season-high 22 points against Bryant. The sophomore guard has posted double-figures in 10-of-17 games this season.

Three's Company
In the Bryant match-up, the Bobcats shot a season-high 69.2 percent from behind the arc, as they finished 9-of-13 three-pointers The last time Quinnipiac made 8 or more three-pointers in a single game, was at Robert Morris on Feb. 20, 2009.

Bobcats Versus Blue Devils
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. Sophomore Felicia 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 McQuain (12), and Felicia Barron (11).

Posting Points
Senior Courtney 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.

Barron Beats The Buzzer
Felicia 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.

Assisting the Wins
In their most recent wins against Bryant and CCSU, the Bobcats tallied 20 rebounds in each game. Quinnipiac has earned 20-plus assists in three games this season. The team recorded a season-high 21 assists against Wagner earlier in the year on Dec. 4.

1,000-Points And Beyond
Courtney Kaminski is looking to close down on 1,200 career points in the upcoming games. The senior center currently has compiled 1,174 career-points, ranking her 16th amongst Quinnipiac women's basketball players in all-time career points. Kaminski became the 17th Quinnipiac women's basketball player to score 1,000 points, as she scored 10 points in Quinnipiac's home-opener against Holy Cross this season.

Leading Ladies
Quinnipiac is currently led by senior center Courtney Kaminski, who averages a team-high 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Felicia Barron leads the Bobcats with 34 steals and 69 assists on the year, while averaging 11.5 points per game. Barron has scored a team-high 26 three-pointers this season. In addition, junior Jacinda Dunbar averages 9.2 points and 4.9 rebounds, while leading the team as a solid free-throw shooter. In the past 17 games, she has scored 44-of-66 baskets from the line, shooting 66.7 percent. Freshman Brittany McQuain has tallied team-high 14 blocks this season and averages 5.4 rebounds per game.

Double Trouble
Two Bobcats have collected a double-double this year, including Courtney Kaminski and freshman Brittany McQuain. Kaminski has compiled two double-doubles this season. The senior posted 10 points and 10 rebounds against FDU and recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Bobcats second outing against UNH. McQuain scored 10 points and pulled-down 10 rebounds against Southern California on Nov. 28.

Making A Comeback
Since posting a -25.0 scoring margin for the month of November, Quinnipiac has since narrowed the gap to -5.5 points. After falling to Holy Cross in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center, the Bobcats have gone undefeated at home (6-0), beating NEC opponents Wagner, Mount St. Mary's, Central Connecticut, and Bryant.


Charity Stripe Stats
In each of the Bobcats' eight wins this season, the team has outscored their opponent from the free-throw line. The Bobcats recorded a season-high 28 free-throws at Monmouth on Jan. 7, 2011.

Making Noise In the NEC
Quinnipiac is second in the conference in scoring offense, averaging 64.4 points per game, having scored 1,094 points this season. The team is ranked third amongst NEC teams in assists and steals, averaging 13.47 assists per game and 8.88 steals per game, this year.

Outstanding Offense
Three Bobcats are ranked in the top-30 of the NEC for scoring offense. Courtney Kaminski is ranked fifth amongst conference players, averaging 13.7 points per game, while Felicia Barron is 16th, averaging 11.5 points per game. Jacinda Dunbar averages 9.2 points, rounding out the group in 29th. Barron has tallied 69 assists this season and averages 4.06 assists per game, ranking her fifth in the NEC for assists.

Dedicated Defense

Brittany McQuain continues to lead the Bobcats and the NEC with her defensive efforts. She ranks ninth in the conference, having blocked 14 shots this season. She also ranks high amongst NEC players in defensive rebounds (4.18).

What's Ahead In The NEC
Quinnipiac continues its two-game stint on the road at Wagner on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, N.Y. The Bobcats then host a pair of NEC games against Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.). Quinnipiac plays the Colonials on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12:00 p.m. and the Red Flash on Monday, Jan. 31 at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be held at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.