January 28, 2011
Women's Basketball Looks For Fifth-Straight NEC Win Against Robert Morris On Saturday At Noon
University Bobcats (10-9, 7-1 NEC)
Robert Morris University Colonials (10-8, 7-1 NEC)
Saturday, January 29 - 12:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Battle For First Place
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will
host Robert Morris University in a Northeast Conference match-up on
Saturday, Jan. 29, at 12:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The
Bobcats and the Colonials are tied with Saint Francis (Pa.) for
first place in the NEC at 7-1.
Live stats, audio and video 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, Bill
Mecca and Bob Tipson on WQUN 1220-AM. Live video is available
for a charge of $9.99, while live stats are free of charge.
Robert Morris is currently 10-8 on the season and 7-1 in
conference play. With a 7-1 NEC record, the Colonials are tied for
first place alongside Quinnipiac and Saint Francis (Pa.). In its
most recent outing, Robert Morris lost its first conference game
this season against Long Island, 65-61. Despite a 44-point second
half, the Colonials were unable to come back after a 35-17 deficit
at the half. Robert Morris' Yohanna Morton was the game's top
scorer, compiling 22 points in the loss. The Colonials were also
led by Artemis Spanou, who collected a double-double, posting 12
points and a game-high 16 rebounds. Morton averages a team-high
13.7 points on the season, while Spanou is the team's top
rebounder, averaging 9.1 rebounds per game. Robert Morris is fourth
in the conference for scoring offense, averaging 61 points per
game, and third in the NEC in both offensive and defensive
rebounds. The team currently averages 40.6 rebounds per game.
Against The Colonials
Saturday's game marks the 22nd meeting between
Quinnipiac and Robert Morris. The Bobcats lead the all-time series,
13-8. Robert Morris won last season's only game at the Sewall
Center, 61-57. Both teams had three different players post double
figures in the contest. Courtney
Kaminski (15), Lisa
Lebak (11) and Alyssa Jann (11) each scored in double digits
for the Bobcats.
Last Time Out
In its most recent outing on Jan. 24, the Bobcats beat Wagner, for
the second time this season. In the 77-62 win, Quinnipiac
outrebounded Wagner, 38-33. The Bobcats scored 24-of-31 buckets
from the free-throw line, while the Seahawks only scored 16 free
throws in the match. Quinnipiac posted 14 second-chance points and
scored 22 points off of Wagner's 25 turnovers.
She Shoots... She Scores
The Bobcats had five different players score above 10 points
against Wagner on Monday night. Quinnipiac's Felicia
Barron was the team's top scorer with 22 points, while Jacinda
Dunbar added 16 points in the game. Kari
Kaminski and Brittany
McQuain each scored 11 points in the contest. McQuain also
pulled down 11 rebounds, collecting her second career double-double
Swept Off Their Feet
The Bobcats swept the NEC's weekly awards this week as Felicia
Barron was named Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week and Brittany
McQuain was selected as the Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the
Week, each for the first time this season. Barron averaged 23.5
points and 6.0 assists last week, while McQuain averaged 11.5
points and 8.5 rebounds in the Bobcats' last two wins. Both Barron
and McQuain have appeared in every game for Quinnipiac this season.
Kaminski was also honored by the NEC as Player of the Week for
the week of Jan. 18, after scoring a career-high 32 points versus
The Bobcats are currently led by Courtney
Kaminski, who is averaging a team-high 12.9 points and 5.7
rebounds per game, while Felicia
Barron is close behind, averaging 12.8 points per game.
McQuain has led the team as one of its top rebounders,
currently posting 5.7 rebounds and 7.9 rebounds per game. Barron
has collected a team-high 81 assists and 40 steals on the season,
while McQuain leads Quinnipiac in blocks, posting 18 on the year.
Dunbar has been a valuable asset to the Bobcats' offense,
averaging 9.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
7-1 NEC record, the Bobcats are at the top of the conference. The
last time Quinnipiac had a 7-1 start in NEC play was during the
In the NEC
The Bobcats are second in the conference for scoring
offense, averaging 65.5 points per game. Quinnipiac is also third
in assists and steals, averaging 13.79 and 9.05, respectively. They
currently lead the league with a four-game winning streak.
Three Bobcats are in the top-30 of the conference in
scoring offense. Courtney
Kaminski and Felicia
Barron are ranked eighth and ninth in the NEC, respectively,
Dunbar is 26th in the league in points-per-game
Barron leads the NEC in assist-to-turnover ratio, and is fifth
in assists, averaging 4.36 per game. In addition, Barron has nailed
35 three-pointers this season, tying her for fourth in the
conference for most points collected from behind the arc. Brittany
McQuain is seventh in blocks (18) and is tied in eighth in the
rankings for defensive rebounds, averaging 4.47.
Magic At the
Quinnipiac won its third straight NEC contest against
Mount St. Mary's, 74-60, on Jan. 22. The Bobcats led for the entire
game, for their second time this season. Quinnipiac held a 43-21
advantage at the end of the first half and increased its lead to as
many as 28 points with only 15 minutes remaining in the game. Felicia
Barron (25), Brittany
McQuain (12) and Jacinda
Dunbar (11) each scored in double-figures. Freshman Brittany
Hill recorded a career-high eight points and five rebounds
against the Mountaineers.
For the first time this season, the Bobcats shot 50
percent from the floor, scoring 27-of-50 baskets in the win. The
last time Quinnipiac held a field-goal percentage of 50 percent was
against Central Michigan on Dec. 29, 2009.
After scoring 22 points against Bryant, Felicia
Barron broke her career record again, as she scored a game-high
25 points against Mount St. Mary's. Barron has posted
double-figures in 12 games this season. In addition, the sophomore
sank six-of-seven three-point attempts against the Mount. Mandy
Pennewell is the last Quinnipiac player to score six or more
three-pointers in a single game, six at Central Connecticut on Jan.
Quinnipiac beat Bryant, 85-74, on Jan. 17. The Bobcats led
for the entire game and held their biggest lead, a 20-point
advantage, 46-26, towards the end of the first half. The team 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 compiled 13 points and eight rebounds, while Kari
Goodchild put up 13 points.
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,
Fabbri Earns 150th Conference Win
Head Coach Tricia
Fabbri won her 150th career conference win against
Bryant on Monday.
Versus Blue Devils
The Bobcats beat in-state rival Central Connecticut State,
76-75, on Jan. 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 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
The Bobcats have tallied 20 assists in their games against the
Mount, Bryant and CCSU. Quinnipiac has earned 20-plus assists in
four games this season, also recording a season-high 21 assists
against Wagner earlier in the year on Dec. 4.
In each of the Bobcats' 10 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.
Kaminski currently has compiled 1,219 career-points, ranking
her 14th 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
Kaminski and Brittany
McQuain have each collected two double-doubles this season.
Kaminski posted 10 points and 10 rebounds against FDU and recorded
14 points and 11 rebounds in the Bobcats second outing against UNH.
In the Bobcats most recent outing at Wagner, McQuain earned 11
points and 11 rebounds, while scoring picking up 10 points and 10
rebounds against USC 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 -3.4 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.
In The NEC
The Bobcats will host Saint Francis (Pa.) on Monday, Jan.
31, at 7:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.