February 28, 2011
Women's Basketball Hosts Final Game Of The Regular Season Against Monmouth On Monday At 7 PM
University Bobcats (14-14, 11-6 NEC) vs.
Monmouth University Hawks (20-8, 12-5 NEC)
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Final Game Of The Regular Season
University women's basketball team plays its final regular-season
game when it hosts Monmouth on Monday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at
the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are coming off a 75-56
victory against Fairleigh Dickinson, while the Hawks enter the
contest after defeating Sacred Heart, 59-54. Quinnipiac is in a
four-way tie for third in the Northeast Conference at 11-6, while
Monmouth is in second place with a 12-6 mark in conference play.
Both teams look to secure a NEC quarterfinal home game on Monday
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.
The Hawks defeated Sacred Heart, for the second time this
season, on Saturday at the Pitt Center. With the victory, the Hawks
recorded their first 20-win season since the 1987-1988 season. Abby
Martin led the Hawks with her fourth double-double of the season,
posting a team high 15 points and 11 rebounds. Erin Rooney picked
up 14 points, while Alysha Womack and Gabby Singer each added 10
points for Monmouth. Womack leads the Hawks with 12.8 points per
game, while Martin is the team's top-rebounder with 6.8 boards per
game. Monmouth leads the NEC with a +6.0 scoring margin and in
scoring defense, holding their opponents to 54.9 points per
Against The Hawks
Monday night's game
marks the 16th meeting between Quinnipiac and Monmouth.
The Bobcats have won the past three outings and lead the all-time
series 13-12 after defeating the Hawks, 60-57, on Jan. 7, 2011 at
the MAC. The Bobcats' Jacinda
Dunbar put up a game-high 19 points, while Brittany
McQuain chipped in 13 points in the win. The Hawks' Alysha
Womack led the team with 16 points and Abby Martin pulled down a
game-high 10 rebounds for Monmouth.
The Bobcats earned
their 11th conference win of the season against
Fairleigh Dickinson, 75-56, on Senior Day, Saturday. The 19-point
margin of victory was Quinnipiac's largest this season. The Bobcats
dominated play against Fairleigh Dickinson, holding the Knights to
27.8% shooting from the floor and 15.4% from three-point range. The
Bobcats also outrebounded FDU, 54-29, on their way to their second
highest rebound total of the season. Quinnipiac's Brittany
McQuain compiled a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds,
Goodchild scored a team-high 17 points. In addition, Jacinda
Dunbar tallied 15 points and nine boards.
The Bobcats honored the four seniors prior to the start of
Saturday's game against FDU. Alyssa Jann, Lailah
Picillo and Courtney
Kaminski each saw playing time against the Knights. Senior Day
was highlighted when Pratt assisted Picillo's first basket of the
season in the final seconds of the game.
Lebak nailed two back-to-back three-pointers against Fairleigh
Dickinson on Saturday. The guard also collected a season-high eight
points, four rebounds and four assists in the match-up.
The Bobcats' offensive efforts are led by Courtney
Kaminski and Felicia
Barron who average 12.7 and 11.9 points per game, respectively.
Both Kaminski and Barron have scored 300-plus points this year.
McQuain leads Quinnipiac as its top-rebounder, averaging 7.1
boards per game. Juniors Kari
Goodchild and Jacinda
Dunbar have made a tremendous impact this season, as both have
scored over 200 points. Goodchild has played the most minutes for
the Bobcats, averaging 29.5 per game.
What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats have secured a postseason-appearance and will
play in a Northeast Conference quarterfinal match-up on March, 5,
against an opponent and at a location to be determined after
Monday's game against Monmouth.