February 4, 2013

Women’s Basketball Meets Mount on Monday Night in Emmitsburg, Md.

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (18-2, 9-0 NEC)
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (9-11, 5-4 NEC)

Date: Monday, February 4, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Knott Arena -  Emmitsburg, Md.
Series vs. Mount St. Mary's: 18-7 
Mount Last Five:  2-3
Quinnipiac Last Five: 5-0
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Video: NEC Front Row
Live Stats: MountAthletics.com

Complete Game Notes as a PDF

Bobcats Look to Go 10 Straight
For the fifth straight week, the Bobcats remain atop the Northeast Conference standings. Quinnipiac will continue their 2012-13 season on Monday when they visit the Mountaineers of Mount Saint Mary's. The teams are set to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. at the Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, Md. The Mount enters Monday's game with an overall mark of 9-11 and a 5-4 record in the Northeast Conference. The Bobcats are 18-2 thus far overall and 9-0 in the NEC, as they look to improve upon their best start in Quinnipiac program history.

On The Air
Monday's game will be streamed live online through NEC Front Row by clicking the appropriate links posted on www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. In addition, fans can tune into AM 1220 WQUN Radio where Bob Mortali will have the play-by-play call with Luke Mauro providing insight on color commentary. Live stats will also be available on www.MountAthletics.com. 

Scouting the Mountaineers
The Mount enters Monday's match with an overall record of 9-11 and 5-4 in NEC competition. The Mountaineers are 1-3 overtheir last four games, a stretch that follows three straight wins. Leading Mount St. Mary's in scoring is junior guard Sydney Henderson who averages 13.6 points per outing and 6.2 rebounds a game.  Behind Henderson, sophomore guard Jacqueline Brewer follows closely with 9.1 points per game. In their latest contest, Mount St. Mary's fell to Sacred Heart, 58-50. Senior Henderson paced the Mount with 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss. Henderson went 7- for- 11 from the hardwood against the Pioneers. Senior guard, Selina Mann also matched Henderson with a team high of seven rebounds and four assists for the Mountaineers. 

All-Time Against Mount
Quinnipiac currently leads the all-time series with Wagner, 18-7. In their last meeting, the Bobcats defeated the Mountaineers in the NEC Semifinals, 65-61, at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. on March 3, 2012  Quinnipiac is 4-1 in their last five meetings against the Mount and 8-2 on the road in Emmitsburg, Md.

Last Time Out
On Saturday, Quinnipiac improved to 9-0 in NEC conference play after defeating Wagner College 74-56, at the Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, N.Y. Senior Felicia Barron scored a game-high 16 points and Quinnipiac converted 19 offensive rebounds into 19 second chance points helping the team to the victory. Barron collected her 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting which included four field goals from downtown. Ellen Cannon also nabbed double-digits with 10 points and three rebounds, while Nikoline Ostergaard added nine points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Jasmine Martin  with eight points and three steals, while Lisa Lebak and Maria Napolitiano each had six points. Quinnipiac once again turned defense into offense, forcing 23 turnovers – resulting in 24 points on the other end. The Bobcats dominated the glass, 46-33, holding the Seahawks to just four second chance points on five offensive rebounds. Quinnipiac also dished out 23 assists, a season-best in conference play, with a team-best coming from Gillian Abshire.

RPI Rankings
The Bobcats are ranked 56th in the latest RPI poll, released on Sunday, February 3, 2013. The weekly rankings are a based on wins and losses compared to their strength of schedule.

Double Digits Defeats
Along with the Bobcats best start in program history, the team has defeated their opponent by double figures 11 times thus far. Quinnipiac garnered five of the 11 games with winning margin of at least 20 points, which results in a 12.1 scoring margin, good enough for 38th in the nation.  The matchups include Rhode Island (16 points), Yale (27 points), Rider (15 points), Holy Cross (12 points), Northeastern (11 points), St. Francis Brooklyn (21 points), Sacred Heart (29 points), Bryant (23 points), Saint Francis Pa. (16 points), Fairleigh Dickinson (27 points) and Wagner (18 points).

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu