University Bobcats (1-2) vs.
St. Bonaventure University Bonnies (6-0)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 7 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team plays host to St. Bonaventure Wednesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats and Bonnies will tip off on Lender Court at 7 p.m., in the second home game of the season. Quinnipiac is coming off its first win of the season in its home opener Sunday afternoon against the University of New Hampshire, 68-54, to improve to 1-2 on the season. The game marks the first meeting between the two programs.
Scouting the Bonnies
St. Bonaventure will take its perfect 6-0 record into Wednesday night's game with Quinnipiac. The Bonnies recently defeated Northeast Conference opponent Bryant by 23 Sunday afternoon, 66-43, at home. This season, St. Bonaventure is holding opponents to an average of 42.7 points per game, while scoring 64.2 points per game as a team. Dana Mitchell leads the team in scoring with 15.8 per game, while also pulling down a team-high 4.7 boards per game. Jessica Jenkins is second on the team in scoring with 12.8 points each contest and has 15 three-point field goals on the season, 11 more than any other member of the team.
Wednesday's game can be heard live on the WQAQ webstream. Mike Silverman will be on the mic providing fans with play-by-play, while Luke Mauro will add color analysis. Fans can also follow the game using live stats provided by www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Both can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links above.
After falling to Hartford and Providence on the road to start the season, the Bobcats won their first game of the season in their home opener Sunday afternoon against New Hampshire. The win gives Quinnipiac its fourth straight victory in their first home game of the season dating back to the 2006-07 season.
Live Free and Drive... The Lane
A native of New Hampshire, redshirt senior Kathleen Neyens (Jaffrey, N.H.) scored a season-high 11 points against the Wildcats. She connected on a season-high two three pointers and pulled down a season-high nine boards in the game against her home state's school. Her three assists in the game were also her best total of the young season.
Redshirt Freshman Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) recorded a season, team and conference high of five steals in the win against UNH. Her six assists and 14 points were also season and team highs for the Bobcats.
Along the Same Lines
Sophomore Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) matched her season high with 12 points in the team's first win of the season. She also recorded four steals in the game, doubling her previous career high set last January against Robert Morris.
Let's Keep It Going
Career and season highs were not limited to just the three aforementioned players. Junior Lailah Pratt (Palmyra, R.I.) notched a career-high six points and pulled down a season-high seven boards; one off her career mark. Her six offensive rebounds were a season and team high as the Bobcats pulled down 22 off the offensive glass against New Hampshire.
Quinnipiac has outrebounded its opponents in all three games this season. Grabbing an average of 45.7 per game, the Bobcats have a +6.0 rebounding average. On Sunday, they pulled down a season-high 51 boards, including 22 at the offensive end of the floor which led to numerous second-chance points.
Quinnipiac capitalized at the free-throw line against UNH. Finishing the game 15-of-18 from the charity stripe, Quinnipiac put the game away in the second half. Barron went 6-for-6 from the line in the game to seal the win.
With the win, Head Coach Tricia Fabbri pulled one victory closer to reaching the 200-win mark for her career. Sitting on 196 victories now, Fabbri needs just four more to reach the coaching milestone.
Five For Scoring
Dunbar shot 5-of-9 from the floor in just 19 minutes of action against New Hampshire Sunday afternoon. The five field goals were a team high for Quinnipiac in 2009-10.
The latest Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings have the Bobcats 49th in the nation. The win over the Wildcats allowed Quinnipiac to jump 126 spots from last week. That 126-spot increase was the ninth most in Division I this week.