January 30, 2011
Women's Basketball Takes On The Saint Francis Red Flash, Monday At 7 PM
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Two Bobcats rank in the top-10 of the NEC in scoring.
Kaminski is ranked seventh, averaging 12.9 points per game,
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.
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
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.
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
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
Kaminski and Brittany
McQuain each scored 11 points in the contest. McQuain also
pulled down 11 rebounds, collecting her second career double-double
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.
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 1,203 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.
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.
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,