February 24, 2011

Women's Basketball Plays Host To Fairleigh Dickinson On Senior Day, Saturday At Noon

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (13-14, 10-6 NEC) vs.
Fairleigh Dickinson University (14-13, 7-9 NEC)
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 - 12:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.

Senior Day
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will host Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats enter Saturday's game after defeating Bryant, 81-67, Monday night, while the Knights are coming off a 79-76 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 21. Quinnipiac has clinched a spot in postseason play with a 10-6 mark in the Northeast Conference, while Fairleigh Dickinson looks to secure a position in the NEC Tournament at 7-9. Quinnipiac will honor four seniors prior to the start of the game, including Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.), Lailah Pratt (Palmyra, N.J.), Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) and Mia Picillo (Derry, N.H.).


Multimedia
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 AM-1220 WQUN. Live video is available for a fee of $9.99, while live stats are free of charge.

Scouting Fairleigh Dickinson
In their most recent outing, the Knights held off Robert Morris, 79-76, in their final home game of the regular season. The win was Fairleigh Dickinson's first against the Colonials since 2004. The Knights were led by junior Mariyah Laury, who posted a team-high 24 points and added four assists and three steals in the win. Jasmyra Saunders (12), Danielle Pankey (11) and senior Alyssa Mayrose (10) each scored in double figures. Fairleigh Dickinson leads the conference in blocks, averaging 5.04 per game, and is ranked third in the NEC in defensive-rebounds average (26.67) and a .707 field goal percentage. Mariyah Laury is second amongst NEC players in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game. Esther Wallace is tied for 12th in rebounding, averaging 6.7 boards per game. Wallace also leads the NEC with 73 blocks on the year.

All-Time Against The Knights
Saturday's game marks the 25th meeting between Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson. The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 20-4. The Knights won the most recent meeting between the two schools, 55-52, on Jan. 10, 2011.

Last Time Against FDU
Three Bobcats recorded double-figures against the Knights in the 55-52 loss, earlier in the 2010-11 season. Jacinda Dunbar and Felicia Barron scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, while Courtney Kaminski collected a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Fairleigh Dickinson's Mariyah Laury compiled a team-high 17 points, while Danielle Pankey added 13 points for the Knights.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac beat Bryant, for the second time this season, 81-67, on Feb. 21. The Bobcats recorded 13 steals in the contest and outrebounded the Bulldogs, 38-32. Also, Quinnipiac outscored Bryant from the free-throw line, 29-18. The Bobcats led by as many as 15 points in the second half.

Double-Digit Scoring
The Bobcats' five starters posted double-figures at Bryant, led by Felicia Barron who scored a game-high 21 points. Brittany McQuain recorded her fifth double-double of her freshman season, with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Kari Goodchild and Courtney Kaminski each tallied 16 points, while Jacinda Dunbar added 10 in the win.

Charity Stripe Stats
In each of the Bobcats' 13 wins this season, the team has outscored their opponent from the free-throw line. The Bobcats recorded a season-high 29 free-throws at Bryant on Feb. 21.

Season Milestones
Courtney Kaminski has compiled 299 points this season and is looking to close down on 300-season points against Fairleigh Dickinson. In addition, Felicia Barron picked up her 300th-season point against the Blue Devils on Feb. 19. So far, Barron has accumulated 327 points this year. Junior Kari Goodchild looks to close down on 200-season points, with 191 points in her first year with the Bobcats.

Kaminski Keeps It Up
Courtney Kaminski has collected a total of 1,295 career points. She needs 23 points to move past Collen Klopp ('01) for 10th place in all-time points.

Leading Ladies
Courtney Kaminski leads the Bobcats with 13 points per game, while Felicia Barron average 12.1 points per game. Barron's compiled a team-high 108 assists and 57 steals this year and Kaminski has picked up 32 blocks. Brittany McQuain leads Quinnipiac with 6.9 rebounds per game.

NEC Notes
Quinnipiac is second in the NEC, averaging 64.6 points per game. The Bobcats are also third in the conference in rebounds, averaging 40.4 boards per game. In addition, Quinnipiac is ranked fourth in assists (13.22) and blocks (4) per game. Courtney Kaminski is tied at sixth in the conference in points per game (13), while Felicia Barron is in 13th (12.1). Brittany McQuain is ranked 10th with 6.9 rebounds per game, while Kaminski is 17th, averaging 6.2 boards per game. Felicia Barron is ranked fifth amongst conference players in assists, averaging 4.0 per game. Kari Goodchild rounds out the top-30 of the NEC in minutes played, averaging 29.17 minutes per game.

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