Women's Basketball Wraps Up Homestand With Fairleigh Dickinson Monday At 5 P.M.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-7, 2-1 NEC) vs.
Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights (5-9, 1-2 NEC)
Monday, January 11, 2010 - 5 p.m.
Hamden, Conn. - TD Bank Sports Center
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team wraps-up a three-game weekend with a match-up against Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. The Bobcats will play their third game in five days after splitting with Mount and Wagner on Thursday and Saturday. Quinnipiac's 66-56 win against Wagner on Saturday improved its Northeast Conference record to 2-1, while evening its overall mark at 7-7.
Scouting the Knights
Fairleigh Dickinson comes to Hamden for the only time this season on Monday afternoon. The Knights are sporting a 5-9 overall record and are 1-2 in NEC play. This season, FDU has won just one contest away from Hackensack and the Rothman Center (1-6). This will be the team's first conference road game of the season. Mariyah Laury leads the NEC in scoring at 17.2 points per game, while Alyssa Mayrose in tenth in the league in scoring at 13.2 ppg. Mayrose is also the team's leading rebounder at 4.9 boards per game. The team's only NEC win this season came against Bryant, 76-56, on Jan. 7 with losses coming against Sacred Heart and CCSU.
Thursday's game can be heard live on AM 1220 WQUN and the WQUN.com webstream. Bill Schweizer will provide play-by-play, while Bill Mecca and Bob Tipson will add color analysis. The game can also be seen live on the Bobcat Channel's live video feed as well as live stats provided by www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. All can be accessed by clicking appropriate links above.
Double-Double Double Take
Junior Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) recorded her second double-double in as many games on Saturday. Her 20 points were a season high as she also pulled down 12 boards in the game. She now has three double-doubles this season, joining Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) as the only members of the Bobcats to have three in 2009-10.
Close To A Fourth
Dunbar and Kaminski now have three double-doubles this season, but Dunbar was just one rebound short of her fourth on Saturday. The second-year Bobcat scored 10 points and pulled down nine boards in the 66-56 win.
First Half Heroics
Senior Kathleen Neyens (Jaffrey, N.H.) scored all 11 of her points against Wagner in the first 20 minutes. Neyens' 11 first-half points helped the Bobcats race out to an early lead, 40-28, never allowing Wagner to lead once in the game.
After missing the game against the Mount with an injury, freshman guard Lisa Lebak (Robbinsville, N.J.) returned to the Bobcats' starting lineup against Wagner. In 35 minutes of play, Lebak scored 10 points for just the second time in her career, while matching her career high with seven assists in the game, including six in the first half.
Senior Steps Up
Making her first start of the season Krystal Lazos (Medford, N.J.) was solid in 19 minutes of play. She finished with three points and three boards. Two of her rebounds drew defensive fouls that gave the Bobcats the opportunity to hold off the last surge for the win.
Freshman forward Shelby Sferra (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) made her first career start against Wagner on Saturday. In six minutes of play, Sferra matched her career high with one block.