February 21, 2011

Women's Basketball Plays Bryant, Monday At 7 P.M.

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-14, 9-6 NEC) vs.
Bryant University Bulldogs (8-18, 5-10 NEC)
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Chase Athletic Center - Smithfield, R.I.

Quinnipiac Plays Final Away Game Of The Regular Season
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will play its final away game of the regular season when it travels to Bryant on Monday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Chase Athletic Center in Smithfield, R.I. The Bobcats are coming off a 61-58 loss to Central Connecticut State Saturday, while the Bulldogs fell to Sacred Heart, 74-54, in their most recent outing. Quinnipiac is currently 12-14 and 9-6 in conference play, while Bryant is at 8-18 and 5-10 in the NEC.

Multimedia
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 and Bob Tipson on AM-1220 WQUN.

Scouting Bryant
The Bulldogs' Danielle Douglas led with a team-high 17 points against Sacred Heart on Feb. 19. Despite the loss, Bryant outrebounded the Pioneers by three boards, 38-35, pulling down 17 offensive rebounds in the game. With the loss, the Bulldogs dropped to ninth in the NEC standings at 5-10, with Mount St. Mary's. The Bulldogs lead the conference in rebounds, averaging 41.8 per game. Bryant is also first in the NEC in offensive rebounds, averaging 16.27 per game and is second, averaging 9.58 steals per game. Douglas, a sophomore guard, leads the Bulldogs with 11.1 points per game, while classmate Meredith Soper is the team's top-rebounder, averaging 7.3 boards per game. Douglas leads Bryant with a team-high 59 steals and Soper has collected 68 assists on the season.

All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Monday night's contest marks the 34th all-time meeting between Quinnipiac and Bryant. The Bulldogs hold a 19-14 advantage in the all-time series, but both teams are 2-2 in Division I play against each other. Last year the Bulldogs swept both games against the Bobcats. However, Quinnipiac defeated Bryant in the first of two meetings this year.

Last Time Against Bryant
On Jan. 17, the Bobcats beat Bryant by 11 points, 85-74, in a NEC match-up at the TD Bank Sports Center. Four Quinnipiac players posted double-digit points, including Felicia Barron, who scored a game-high 22 points. Courtney Kaminski recorded 21 points, while Brittany McQuain and Kari Goodchild each added 13 points. In addition, McQuain put up a team-high eight rebounds. Five Bulldogs compiled double-figures, including Soper, who collected a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Bryants' Naan Ankoma-Mensa picked up a team-high 15 points. The Bobcats shot a season-high 69.2 percent (9-13) from three-point territory as Quinnipiac Head Coach Tricia Fabbri won her 150th NEC contest.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac dropped to 9-6 in NEC play with a 61-58 loss at Central Connecticut State on Saturday. The Bobcats' were able to come back from a six-point deficit at the break, but couldn't stay ahead late in the second stanza. The game saw a total of 15 lead changes and the score was tied seven times. The Bobcats outrebounded the Blue Devils, 49-37, and outshot them from the free-throw line, 23-14.

Double-Trouble
For the first time this season, two Bobcats recorded a double-double in the same game, against CCSU. Freshman Brittany McQuain scored 13 points and pulled-down a career-high 16 boards, while Jacinda Dunbar earned her first double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds. McQuain has compiled four double-doubles this season, while Courtney Kaminski has collected three this year.

Brittany On The Boards
Brittany McQuain leads the team with 6.6 rebounds per game. Her 16 boards against Central Connecticut State was the first time a Bobcat posted 15 rebounds or more in a single game this year.

Lucky Number Three
Felicia Barron scored her 300th season-point against the Blue Devils, Saturday. She currently has compiled 306 points this year. In addition, Barron has also collected a team-high 44 three-pointers this season.

Leading Ladies
Courtney Kaminski leads the Bobcats with 12.9 points per game, while Felicia Barron average 11.8 points per game. Barron's compiled a team-high 105 assists and 52 steals this year and Kaminski has picked up 31 blocks. Brittany McQuain leads Quinnipiac with 6.6. points per game.

NEC Notes
Quinnipiac is second in the NEC, averaging 64.2 points per game. The Bobcats are also third in the conference in rebounds and assists, averaging 40.2 rebounds and 13.42 assists per game. Courtney Kaminski is seventh in the NEC in points per game (12.9) and 16th in rebounds, with 6.4 per game. In addition, Brittany McQuain is tied in 12th with 6.6 rebounds per game. Felicia Barron is ranked fifth amongst conference players in assists, averaging 4.12 per game.

What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats close-out the regular season at home on Saturday, Feb. 26 against Fairleigh Dickinson at 12 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 28 against Monmouth at 7 p.m.