February 4, 2011
Women's Basketball Travels To Face Long Island On Saturday
University Bobcats (10-11, 7-3 NEC) at
Long Island University Blackbirds (13-8, 5-5 NEC)
Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 2 p.m.
Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center - Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bobcats Face Blackbirds
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will
play in a Northeast Conference match-up against Long Island
University on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Wellness,
Recreation and Athletic Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Bobcats are
coming of a 77-64 loss against Saint Francis (Pa.), while the
Blackbirds won, 68-49, at Fairleigh Dickinson in their most recent
outing. Quinnipiac, Monmouth and Sacred Heart are currently tied
for third place in the conference at 7-3, while Long Island is tied
for seventh at 5-5 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, Bill
Mecca and Bob Tipson on AM-1220 WQUN.
The Blackbirds (13-8, 5-5 NEC) enter Saturday's game after
defeating Fairleigh Dickinson, 68-49, on the road. Junior Kiara
Evans led LIU with a game-high 21 points, while junior Ashley
Palmer added 13 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. Long Island is
led by Palmer, who averages 13.6 points per game. In addition,
Palmer is ranked third in the NEC in rebounding, averaging 9.0 per
game. Chelsi Johnson is close behind, averaging 8.3 rebounds per
game, while Evans averages 11.6 points per game for the Blackbirds.
Long Island leads the conference in rebounding offense, averaging
42.9 per game, while the team is ranked second in rebounding
defense, averaging 36.2 per game. Also, the Blackbirds lead the NEC
averaging 28.19 defensive-rebounds per game. The team is currently
shooting 38.9 percent from the floor and averages 60.1 points per
Against The Blackbirds
between Quinnipiac and Long Island marks the 23nd
meeting between the two schools. Last season the Blackbirds tied
the all-time series at 11-11, after beating the Bobcats, 66-54, in
a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center on Feb.
In its most recent
contest, Quinnipiac lost to Saint Francis (Pa.), 77-64. With the
loss, the Bobcats dropped to 7-3 in conference play. Despite the
defeat, the Bobcats outrebounded the Red Flash, 43-39. Quinnipiac's
Goodchild scored a career-high 20 points and added a team-high
seven rebounds, while Courtney
Kaminski picked up 13 points. Felicia
Dunbar and Brittany
McQuain each recorded nine points in the game.
The Bobcats are currently led by Courtney
Kaminski, who averages 5.8 rebounds and a team-high 12.9 points
per game. Quinnipiac's Brittany
McQuain is the team's top-rebounder, averaging 6.0 per game. In
addition, McQuain has collected a team-high 18 blocks this year. Felicia
Barron averages 12.4 points per game and leads the Bobcats with
92 assists and 42 steals. Barron has led Quinnipiac from behind the
arc, compiling 41 three-pointers on the season.
Noise In The NEC
The Bobcats are
second in the conference in scoring offense, averaging 65.5 points
per game. Quinnipiac is also third in assists and steals, averaging
14.19 and 8.76 per game, 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 in eighth, averaging 12.4 points per game. Brittany
McQuain is currently 16th in the conference in
rebounding, averaging 6.0 rebounds per game, and eighth with 18
blocks on the year. In addition, Barron leads the NEC in
assist-to-turnover ratio and is fourth in the NEC, averaging 4.38
assists per game. With 41 three-pointers on the year, Barron also
is ranked fifth in the conference in three-point field goals
The Bobcats lost to Robert Morris, 75-67, on Jan. 29 at
the TD Bank Sports Center. Four Bobcats compiled double figures in
the contest, including Brittany
McQuain and Jacinda
Dunbar, who pulled down 12 and 10 rebounds, respectively. Kari
Goodchild scored a team-high 16 points, while Courtney
Kaminski picked up 14 points. Overall, the Bobcats collected 22
assists and outrebounded Robert Morris, 49-45. Quinnipiac also
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
Swept Off Their Feet
The Bobcats swept the NEC's weekly awards for the week of Jan. 25,
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. 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
A Strong Start
Prior to the Bobcats' most recent losses, they held a 7-1 NEC
record, placing them at the top of the conference. The last time
Quinnipiac had a 7-1 start in NEC play was during the 2007-2008
A Win At Wagner
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
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
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 1,216 career-points, placing
her as the 15th all-time career-scorer at Quinnipiac.
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 -4.1 points.
In The NEC
The Bobcats return to action when they face Saint Francis
(N.Y.) on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Peter Aquilone Court in Brooklyn