Bobcats (0-5) vs.
University of Vermont Catamounts (0-5)
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 - 3:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Bobcats Play Vermont
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team (0-5) will play its first of three-straight home games against the University of Vermont Catamounts (0-5) on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the TD Bank Sports Center at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday's game will be televised on NESN with Bill Schweizer, Bill Mecca and Jayme Parker. Fans can also listen to the game live with Bob Mortali and Bob Tipson on WQUN. Live video, audio and stats will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.
Both Quinnipiac and Vermont enter Wednesday's game with a 0-5 record. In their last outing, the Catamounts lost, 66-51, to Dartmouth on Nov. 24. Sophomore Lauren Buschmann led Vermont with a career-high 18 points and 16 rebounds as she collected her first career double-double. In addition, fellow sophomore Lauren Wheeler scored 11 points and posted four assists and four steals in the loss. Freshman guard Jasmine Cooper added eight points and two rebounds off the bench. Overall, the Catamounts are shooting 35.2 percent from the field and 59 percent from the free throw line. Vermont is led by junior Ashley Hoyt who averages 9.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, while Buschmann averages 8.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Hoyt is shooting 30.4 percent from behind the arc and is 8-9 from the free throw line. Vermont was selected to finish sixth in the 2010-11 American East Preseason Coaches' Poll.
All-Time Against The Catamounts
Quinnipiac holds an all-time record of 2-0 with Vermont. In their last meeting, the Bobcats won, 72-53, at the Patrick Gym in Burlington on Nov. 22, 2008. Quinnipiac beat Vermont, 85-62, in their first outing, which was played at Quinnipiac, on Jan. 11, 1982.
Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tourney
The Bobcats played in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament over the holiday weekend. In its first game of the tournament, Quinnipiac lost to nationally-ranked Vanderbilt, 111-53. Senior captain Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.) scored 14 points and pulled down a rebound and an assist, while Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass), an All-Tournament selectee, scored eight points in the loss.
Quinnipiac lost, 78-59, to Southern California, in its second game of the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 28. Tied, 35-35, at halftime, the Bobcats were unable to come back in the second half. Overall, the team shot 35.2 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the line. Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass) scored 11 points and added six assists and four rebounds in the game. In addition, Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) posted her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Vandy's All-Tournament Selectee
Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) was named a member of the All-Tournament team on Sunday. The guard currently leads the team, averaging 9.8 points per game, while posting 2.6 rebounds per game and a .370 field goal percentage. Barron is tied in sixth in the Northeast Conference for assists (16), averaging 3.2 per game.
Brittany On The Boards
Freshman Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) currently leads the Bobcats with 6.0 rebounds per game. The forward is at the top of the NEC, averaging 5.2 defensive rebounds. McQuain posted her first career double-double against USC, as she scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Good From The Line
Junior transfer Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) posts a .692 free throw percentage this season, as she is 9-13 from the line. Goodchild has been a consistent guard for the Bobcats, averaging 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
At St. Bonaventure
In its most recent outing, Quinnipiac fell to St. Bonaventure, 66-47, in a contest held at the Reilly Center on Nov. 21. The Bobcats were led by Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) as she scored 14 points and made four assists. Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.) pulled down a team-high six rebounds out of the team's 33.
Holy Cross At Home
The Bobcats lost, 72-60, in its home-opener against Holy Cross on Wednesday, Nov. 17. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The team recorded a 66.7 free throw percentage and was .329 from the floor in the defeat. In the first twenty minutes of play, the score was tied four times, while the lead changed three times. Despite the loss, the Bobcats were able to hold the Crusaders to only a two-point lead in the first half.
Kaminski Scores 1,000th Point
Senior center Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) became the 17th Quinnipiac women's basketball player to score 1,000 points, as she scored 10 points in Wednesday's game against Holy Cross. The senior also made five rebounds in the contest, after missing the Bobcats' first game of the season.
Leading Ladies At Home
Red-shirt sophomore Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) led the Bobcats with 14 points against Holy Cross. The guard also recorded a team-high four assists and two steals in the game. Junior guard Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) pulled down a team-high seven assists and scored six points. Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J) led Quinnipiac with two blocks versus Holy Cross, also recording 11 points and six rebounds in the game. Jacki Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) was the only player to make every field goal attempt (6) in Wednesday's game. The junior forward scored 12 points, tallied one assist and pulled down four rebounds overall.
The Bobcats lost, 65-48, in their season-opener on Friday, Nov. 12 at Fairfield University. Overall Quinnipiac was .455 from the free throw line and had a .340 field goal percentage in the contest. The team was led by freshman forward Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) and junior transfer Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa). Both Quinnipiac newcomers scored nine points, while McQuain also recorded seven rebounds.
What's Ahead For The Bobcats
After a three game stint on the road, Quinnipiac returns to action when it hosts Wagner on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. at Noon. The Bobcats play Army at home on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Noon.