University of New Hampshire (3-2, 0-0 America East) vs.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (4-0, 0-0 NEC)
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Pizzitola Sports Center, Providence, R.I.
Series vs. New Hampshire: 4-1
Last Time QU Faced UNH: December 29, 2010 (62-61 W)
Quinnipiac to Start: 4-0
Lehigh Last Five: 2-3
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Video: Live Video
Live Stats: Live Stats
Weekend in Providence
Quinnipiac travels to Providence, R.I. to take part in the Brown Bear Tournament this weekend hosted by Brown University. In the first round Quinnipiac will face the Wildcats of the University of New Hampshire on Saturday Dec.1 at 4 p.m. The Bobcats currently stand at 4-0 on the season while the Wildcats are 3-2.
Brown Bear Classic
Joining the Bobcats in the tournament are the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, Rider University Broncos, and the Brown University Bears. Quinnipiac will face UNH in the first round of play on Saturday. Depending on the outcome the Bobcats will face Rider at 2 p.m. or Brown at 4 p.m. on Sunday evening.
Live stats, audio and video of Sunday's game will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Bobcats fans can listen to the game live with Bob Mortali and Bob Tipson on AM-1220 WQUN.
Scouting the Wildcats
New Hampshire is off to a 3- 2 start this season. The Wildcats are coming off a tough loss to Harvard this past weekend, 63-44. The Wildcats are led by junior guard Kelsey Hogan who has only played in three games but is averaging 13.7 points per game while shooting 48.3% from the floor. Also of note, she has gone 9-for-9 from the charity stripe. Cari Reed is also averaging 13.0 points per game in her last five outings, as well as pulling down 8.4 boards a game. In her last outing, Reed recorded a team high of 10 points with six rebounds and four assists.
All-Time Against UNH
This weekend's matchup marks the sixth time Quinnipiac and New Hampshire have met with the Bobcats holding a 4-1 series lead against the Wildcats. The Bobcats and Wildcats played twice in 2010, with UNH taking the first game, 75-63, on Dec. 22, 2010 in Durham, N.H. before Quinnipiac defeated UNH in the second meeting, 62-61, at the Hawk Invitational hosted by St. Joseph's in Philadelphia, Pa.
Last Time Out
In their last outing, Quinnipiac defeated in-state rival Yale, 89-62, in New Haven, Conn. Senior guard Felicia Barron scored a team-high 16 points while also recording six steals. Sophomore Samantha Guastella carried the Bobcats' front court with 13 points and nine rebounds, including 11 points in the first half. Jasmine Martin provided the Bobcats with a second-half spark, dropping all 11 of her points in the second frame. Junior Camryn Warner matched her season high of eight points, seven rebounds and four steals. Quinnipiac finish the game shooting 51.3% from the floor while beating Yale on the boards, 48-31.
Making Her Mark
Sophomore Nikoline Ostergaard continues to improve this season, shattering her career bests in back-to-back games. The forward compiled 12 points in Wednesday's game against Yale while also totaling four rebounds, three assists and two steals. So far this year, Ostergaard is 9-for-13 (69.2%) from the field. The Denmark native also went 5-for-5 from the field against Yale. The last player to shoot 100% from the floor, on five or more shots, was Sarah McGowan at Vermont on Nov. 22, 2008.
College Sports Madness
Senior Felicia Barron was recognized earlier this week by College Sports Madness as the Northeast Conference Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 26. Barron's compiles 17 points and three assists in a non-conference win against the Atlantic-10's University of Rhode Island.
Freshman Forward Katie Carroll registered her first career points on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The West Lake, Ohio native scored on a put-back, reverse layup to give the Bobcats the 87-57 lead with 1:47 remaining in regulation. The rookie ended the game with two points and three rebounds.
The Quinnipiac Women's Basketball team remains ranked in the College Insider Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll. The Bobcats were recently ranked 22nd after improving to 4-0 on the year.
Bobcat point guards Gillian Abshire, Lisa Lebak and Shaina Earle combined for 11 assists and 1 turnover in the home opener against Rhode Island on Saturday, Nov. 26. For the year they have already compiled 20 assists and just 7 turnovers.
Gillian Abshire marked a career best in Friday's game against UMass Amherst. The sophomore point guard provided the Bobcats with 10 points to surpass her previous career high from her freshman campaign. The Washington DC native went 7-8 at the charity stripe while also providing the Bobcats with four boards, three assists and three steals.
Barron Named Player of the Week 11/12
Monday, Nov. 12, the Northeast Conference recognized senior guard Felicia Barron as the NEC Co-Player of the Week for her performance against James Madison. In the first half alone, she tallied 10 points and four steals against JMU, before turning it on in the second half. Tied with 15:52 to go in regulation, Barron was able extend the lead with back-to-back shots that brought her to the line advancing the Bobcats, 34-39, a lead that the Dukes were unable to catch.
With their potent defensive performance against JMU on Nov. 11, junior forward Brittany McQuain recorded her first double-double of the season. The veteran power forward totaled 10 points, 10 boards, two blocks and five steals, matching her career best from last season. McQuain now holds 19 double-doubles for her career in Bobcat uniform. Along with McQuain, sophomore Samantha Guastella was a force to be reckoned with on the hardwood, recording her first double-double in Bobcat uniform, Guastella knocked back 12 points and 10 rebounds.
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