Women's Basketball Plays Host To Army On Saturday At Noon
Army Black Knights (3-6)
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Quinnipiac Plays Army
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team (1-0 NEC, 2-5) will host Army (3-6) in a non-conference match on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats enter the game after winning its first Northeast Conference match-up of the season, 85-72, against Wagner on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Live video, audio and stats 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 live on WQUN 1220-AM with Bob Mortali on play-by-play and analyst Bob Tipson. Live video will be available for $9.99 through the Quinnipiac official athletics website. Live stats are free of charge.
In their most recent outing, the Black Knights lost, 95-65, to Penn State on Dec. 8. Senior forward Erin Anthony, who was named Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday, Dec. 6, scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the contest. Army shot 37.9 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the line. Before its game against the Big Ten team, the Black Knights were 3-5 on the season. Army lost in its first game of the year at Wagner, 52-48. The team's three wins this season were against Medaille, 60-45, St. Francis (N.Y.), 57-34, and Pennsylvania, 53-44, all of which were played at home. The Black Knights lost to Fairleigh Dickinson, 52-43, and Seton Hall, 50-40, early in the season. Army then lost to Northeastern, 65-56 on Nov. 29, and was defeated against Binghamton in a close match-up, 63-61, on Dec. 4. Overall, the Black Knights have a .353 field goal percentage and a .647 free throw percentage. The team averages 38.6 rebounds per game. Anthony leads Army, averaging 13.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. In addition, Laura Baranek averages 9.4 points per game, while Jessie Coiffard leads the team with 22 assists.
All-Time Against Army
Quinnipiac and Army have met twice in program history with the Bobcats leading the series, 2-0. The Bobcats beat the Black Knights in their most recent meeting, 61-57, on Dec. 2, 2001. Also, Quinnipiac defeated Army, 63-53 in the 1983-84 season.
Both Quinnipiac and Army enter Saturday's game shooting 35.3 percent from the field.
Last Time Out
The Bobcats won their first NEC game of the year against Wagner, 85-72, at the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday, Dec. 4. Quinnipiac shot a season-high 46.6 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the line. The Bobcats scored 21 points off of 13 Wagner turnovers and outrebounded the Seahawks, 45-32. Four Quinnipiac players scored in double figures, including Alyssa Jann (11), Brittany McQuain (10), Shelby Sferra (12) and Felicia Barron (14).
Felicia's Ferocious Offense
Felicia Barron collected a team-high 14 points and a career-high eight assists in the Wagner contest. The sophomore guard added four rebounds and two steals against the conference opponent. Overall, Barron leads the Bobcats with 11.4 points, 4.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. She currently shoots 36.2 percent from the floor.
Shelby Shoots... She Scores
In addition to scoring a career-high 12 points against Wagner, sophomore forward Shelby Sferra matched a career-high seven rebounds and posted three assists and three steals in the contest.
A Senior's Stats
Senior captain Alyssa Jann was 3-4 from the floor and from behind the arc against the Seahawks. The forward pulled together 11 points, four rebounds, and a steal in the game. Jann has made 12 three-pointers this season and averages 7.1 points per game.
McQuain Makes Moves
Brittany McQuain led the Bobcats' defensive with five defensive rebounds, six in total, versus Wagner. The freshman added 10 points and two assists in the match. Currently, McQuain leads Quinnipiac with 6.4 rebounds per game.
First Victory At Home
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. Three Quinnipiac players scored in double-figures against Vermont, including Felicia Barron (17), Kari Goodchild (15) and Brittany McQuain (10).
Victorious Versus Vermont
Felicia Barron matched her career-high 17 points against Vermont. The 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.
A Good Game
Kari Goodchild scored a career-high 15 points versus Vermont. She also made five rebounds and four assists.
Lucky Number 7
Junior forward Jacinda Dunbar scored seven points and added a season-high seven rebounds against Vermont.
Brittany On The Boards
McQuain pulled down nine rebounds versus Vermont and collected 10 points, three steals, one assist, and one block in the match.
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. Alyssa Jann scored 14 points and pulled down a rebound and an assist, while Felicia Barron, 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 scored 11 points and added six assists and four rebounds in the game. In addition, Brittany McQuain posted her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
At St. Bonaventure
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 as she scored 14 points and made four assists. Alyssa Jann 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 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 led the Bobcats with 14 points, a team-high four assists and two steals against Holy Cross. Kari Goodchild pulled down a team-high seven assists and scored six points, while Jacinda Dunbar led Quinnipiac with two blocks versus Holy Cross, also recording 11 points and six rebounds in the game. In addition, Jacki Mann 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 and junior transfer Kari Goodchild. Both Quinnipiac newcomers scored nine points, while McQuain also recorded seven rebounds.
What's Ahead For Quinnipiac
The Bobcats will 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.