January 20, 2011
Women's Basketball Travels To Play Mount St. Mary's On Saturday At 3 PM
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.
Live stats and audio of Saturday's game will be available
by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball
www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Fans can
listen to the game live with Bill Schweizer and Greg
Ott on WQUN 1220-AM.
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,
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.
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
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
Barron recorded a season-high 22 points against Bryant. The
sophomore guard has posted double-figures in 10-of-17 games this
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,
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
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
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
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.
Quinnipiac is currently led by senior center Courtney
Kaminski, who averages a team-high 13.7 points and 4.7
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.
McQuain has tallied team-high 14 blocks this season and
averages 5.4 rebounds per game.
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
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,
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,
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
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.