Women's Basketball Takes On The Saint Francis Red Flash, Monday At 7 PM

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (10-10, 7-2 NEC)
Saint Francis (Pa.) University Red Flash (12-9, 7-2 NEC)
Monday, January 31 - 7:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.

Monday Night's Game

The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will host Saint Francis (Pa.) in a Northeast Conference match-up on Monday, Jan. 31 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats and the Red Flash are the top-scoring teams in the NEC and are currently tied for second place in conference play at 7-2.

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 Bill Schweizer, Bill Mecca and Bob Tipson on AM-1220 WQUN. Live video is available for a fee of $9.99, while live stats are free of charge.

Scouting Saint Francis (Pa.)
Overall, Saint Francis is 12-9 on the year and 7-2 in the NEC. In their most recent outing, the Red Flash lost its second conference game this season to Sacred Heart, 64-61, on Jan. 29. Samantha Leach was Saint Francis' top-scorer in the loss, while Allison Daly led the team with nine rebounds. Leach currently leads the NEC in scoring offense, averaging a team-high 16.8 points per game, while Shene Fleming leads the Red Flash with 7.4 rebounds per game. In addition, Daly has recorded 51 steals and 13 blocks this season, while Brittany Lilley leads the NEC with 106 assists on the year. Saint Francis leads the conference in scoring offense, with a 40.9 field-goal percentage, averaging 67.9 points per game. Also, the Red Flash is at the top of the NEC, averaging 15.24 assists and 9.76 steals per game.

All-Time Against The Red Flash
Monday's game marks the 23rd meeting between Quinnipiac and Saint Francis. The Red Flash lead the all-time series, 7-15, and won the most recent match-up between the two schools last season, 78-54.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats lost to Robert Morris, 75-67, in their most recent contest on Jan. 29. With the loss, Quinnipiac dropped to 7-2 in the NEC. Four Bobcats compiled double figures in the match, including Brittany McQuain and Jacinda Dunbar, who pulled down 12 and 10 rebounds, respectively. Kari Goodchild scored a career-high 16 points, while Courtney Kaminski picked up 14 points. Overall, the Bobcats collected 22 assists and outrebounded Robert Morris, 49-45. Also, Quinnipiac scored 16 second-chance points off of 17 offensive rebounds. The Bobcats' bench added 15 points in the game.

Assisting The Win
The Bobcats have posted 20 or more assists in five games this season, recording a season-high 22 assists in the loss against Robert Morris on Saturday.

Making Noise In the NEC
The Bobcats are second in the conference in scoring offense, averaging 65.6 points per game. Quinnipiac is also third in assists and steals, averaging 14.20 and 8.85, respectively.

NEC Notes
Two Bobcats rank in the top-10 of the NEC in scoring. Quinnipiac's Courtney Kaminski is ranked seventh, averaging 12.9 points per game, while Felicia Barron is tied in eighth, averaging 12.6 points per game. Brittany McQuain is currently 16th in the conference in rebounding, averaging 6.1 rebounds per game, and eighth, with 18 blocks on the year. Barron also ranks in the top-10 in assists and steals per game. In addition, she leads the NEC in assist-to-turnover ratio. The sophomore has collected 38 three-pointers this season.

Swept Off Their Feet
The Bobcats swept the NEC's weekly awards last 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. Courtney 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 CCSU.

Leading Ladies
Courtney Kaminski and Felicia Barron are the Bobcats' top-scorers, averaging 12.9 and 12.6 points per game, respectively. Brittany McQuain averages a team-high 6.1 rebounds per game, while Kaminski averages 5.8 rebounds per game. In addition, Barron has collected 40 steals and 88 assists this season, while McQuain has picked up 18 blocks.

Omni Rankings
Quinnipiac is currently ranked fifth among the top Division I "Teams On The Rise", as announced by the Omni Rankings. Omni Rankings is a free, independent fan site that uses a mathematical formula to determine which teams are among the top 25, top 25 mid-majors, and "teams on the rise" in collegiate basketball.

A Strong Start
Prior to Saturday's loss against Robert Morris, the Bobcats were at the top of the conference with a 7-2 NEC record. The last time Quinnipiac had a 7-1 start in NEC play was during the 2007-2008 season.

A Win At Wagner
On Monday, 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, Jan. 24. Quinnipiac's Felicia Barron was the team's top scorer with 22 points, while Jacinda Dunbar added 16 points in the game. Kari Goodchild, Courtney Kaminski and Brittany McQuain each scored 11 points in the contest. McQuain also pulled down 11 rebounds, collecting her second career double-double this season.

Magic At the Mount
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.

Felicia's Ferocious
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. 24, 2010.

Bobcats Beat Bulldogs
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 addition, Brittany McQuain compiled 13 points and eight rebounds, while Kari Goodchild put up 13 points.

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.

Fabbri Earns 150th Conference Win
Head Coach Tricia Fabbri won her 150th career conference win against Bryant on Monday.

Bobcats 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 Barron (11).

Posting Points
Senior Courtney 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
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.

Charity Stripe Stats
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.

1,000-Points And Beyond
Courtney Kaminski currently has compiled 1,203 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.

Double Trouble
Courtney 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 -1.6 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.

What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats return to action when they travel to play Long Island on Feb. 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center. Quinnipiac then faces Saint Francis (N.Y.) on Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Aquilone Court in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.