Women's Basketball Hosts Wagner In First Conference Game On Saturday At NoonQuinnipiac University Bobcats (1-5) vs.
Wagner College Seahawks (3-2)
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Bobcats Play Wagner
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team (1-5) will host Wagner College (3-2) in its first Northeast Conference match-up of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. at Noon. The Bobcats enter the game after beating Vermont on Wednesday afternoon.
Live stats, video and audio will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Fans can listen to the game on WQUN with Bob Mortali, calling the play-by-play, and analysts Bill Mecca and Bob Tipson. Live video will be available for $9.99 through the Quinnipiac official athletics website.
In its most recent outing, Wagner beat Columbia, 69-50, on Dec. 2. Junior center Kelly Clark scored 27 points and added 15 rebounds, both career highs, to lead Wagner in a come-back victory. Prior to playing Columbia, the Seahawks were 2-2 for the month of November. Wagner won its first two games of the season against Army, 52-48, and Siena, 64-61. The team then lost to Colgate, 85-72, and Albany, 62-43. Overall, the Seahawks are shooting 39.9 percent from the floor and 57.3 percent from the line. Clark currently leads the team, averaging 12.8 points per game and has a .684 field goal percentage. Megan Mahoney averages 12.4 points per game and averages a team-high 2.8 steals per game. Marie-Laurence Archambault is one of Wagner's best shooters behind the arc, with a .520 three-point field goal percentage, while Ashley Olsen averages a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game. Wagner was selected to finish 10th in the Northeast Conference 2010-11 Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll, after it ended last season with a 6-12 record in conference play.
All-Time Against The Seahawks
The Bobcats hold an 18-6 all-time record with the Seahawks. Besides a loss in their most recent meeting last season, the Bobcats have won 15 straight games against the Seahawks. Last season, Quinnipiac lost, 72-58, to Wagner on Jan. 28 in a game held at the Spiro Sports Center in Staten Island, N.Y. Despite the loss, the Bobcats shot 40.4 percent from the field, while Wagner shot 37.8 percent. Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) collected a double-double in the outing, scoring 18 points and posting 10 rebounds. Fellow teammate Lailah Pratt (Palmyra, N.J.) added nine points and eight rebounds in the contest.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac earned its first win of the season against the University of Vermont on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The Bobcats beat the Catamounts, 76-67, in a game played at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac closed the first half with a 14-2 run, turning a seven-point deficit into a five-point lead at the half, 38-33. The Bobcats then opened the second half with a 17-2 run to push their lead to 20 points, 55-35. Quinnipiac led by as many 23 points in the game.
For the first time this season, Quinnipiac outshot its opponent, shooting 40 percent from the floor, while UVM shot 36.9 percent. Also, the Bobcats outrebounded the Catamounts, 46-38.
Three Quinnipiac players scored in double-figures against Vermont, including Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) (17), Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) (15) and Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) (10).
Victorious Versus Vermont
Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) matched her career-high 17 points in Wednesday's game against Vermont. The red-shirt sophomore guard previously scored 17 points against Vermont back in the 2008-09 season. Barron added five assists, two rebounds and two steals in the recent victory.
Lucky Number 7
Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) scored seven points and added a season-high seven rebounds against Vermont.
Brittany On The Boards
Freshman Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) pulled down nine rebounds in Wednesday's game against Vermont. She currently leads the team, averaging 6.5 rebounds per game and is seventh in the NEC with 5.17 defensive rebounds per game. McQuain posted her first career double-double against USC, as she scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
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.
Felicia's Fierce This Season
Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) has been a constant leader for the Bobcats' offense this season. The guard averages a team-high 11 points and 3.5 assists per game. Barron has scored the team's most points in four of its six games this year.
Good From The Line
Junior transfer Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) posts a .765 free throw percentage this season, as she is 13-17 from the line. Goodchild has been a consistent guard for the Bobcats, averaging 7.5 points and 3.7 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.
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
Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) led the Bobcats with 14 points, a team-high four assists and two steals against Holy Cross. Kari Goodchild (Van Horne, Iowa) pulled down a team-high seven assists and scored six points, while Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J) led Quinnipiac with two blocks versus Holy Cross, also recording 11 points and six rebounds in the game. In addition, Jacki Mann (Rutherford, N.J.) was the only player to make every field goal attempt (6). 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 Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac will host Army on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the TD Bank Sports Center at 12:00 p.m. The Bobcats will then play four-straight away games, its first against Yale on Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a game at the University of New Hampshire on Dec. 33 at 5:00 p.m. Quinnipiac will take part in the St. Joseph's Tournament as it plays Lafayette on Dec. 28 at 4:00 p.m. and either St. Joseph's or New Hampshire on Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m.