University of New Hampshire Wildcats (1-7)
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
Lundholm Gymnasium - Durham, N.H.
Wildcats on Wednesday
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team takes on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats in a non-conference match-up on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, N.H. The Bobcats are coming off a 74-68 loss to Yale on Monday, while the Wildcats fell to Central Connecticut State, 61-48, on Sunday afternoon in New Britain, Conn. Quinnipiac is currently 3-6 on the year and 1-0 in the Northeast Conference, while New Hampshire is 1-7 overall.
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 and Bob Tipson.
Scouting New Hampshire
New Hampshire currently holds a 1-7 record this season. The Wildcats' only win thus far was against Dartmouth on Nov. 19. New Hampshire won, 65-52, on its home territory. The Wildcats shot over 50 percent from the floor and outrebounded Dartmouth, 38-28, in the victory. Center Jill McDonald collected a double-double against the Ivy League opponent, recording 15 points and 13 rebounds. New Hampshire has fallen short to Notre Dame, Brown, Holy Cross, Syracuse, Manhattan, Harvard, and Central Connecticut State this season. In their most recent outing, the Wildcats fell to Central Connecticut State of the NEC, 61-48. Overall, New Hampshire averages 33.4 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, while it currently has a 38.9 field goal percentage. Junior forward Denise Beliveau leads the Wildcats, averaging 11.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this season. McDonald, a senior center, has 46 rebounds on the year and averages 6.9 points per game.
All-Time Against the Wildcats
Quinnipiac holds an all-time record of 3-0 with New Hampshire at the Division I level. The Bobcats have defeated the Wildcats twice in Hamden, Conn. and once in Durham, N.H. In its most recent meeting with New Hampshire, Quinnipiac won, 68-54, on Nov. 29, 2009 in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center. Felicia Barron scored a team-high 14 points in the win, while Jacinda Dunbar compiled 12 points. The Bobcats also beat the Wildcats back in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Quinnipiac defeated UNH, 68-65, on Nov. 22, 2004 and, 82-76, on Dec. 3, 3003.
Last Time Out
The Bobcats fell short on Monday night, as it lost, 74-68, to in-state rival Yale University. The Bobcats played a great first half and led by two points, 35-33, after the first twenty minutes of play. Despite the loss, Quinnipiac outshot Yale, shooting 37.2 percent from the field, and outrebounded the Ivy League team, 42-36.
Sophomore guard Felicia Barron and senior center Courtney Kaminski, each scored 16 points at Yale. In addition, Barron collected three rebounds, five assists and a steal, while Kaminski recorded five rebounds and an assist in the defeat.
Close to a Double-Double
Jacinda Dunbar came close to earning her first double-double of the season as she scored nine points and pulled-down 10 rebounds against Yale. The junior forward added two assists and a steal in the loss.
Barron On The Ball
Felicia Barron continues to lead the Quinnipiac offense, averaging 12.6 points and 4.1 assists per game. Barron is currently ranked 10th in the NEC with a 12.6 points per game average. Barron also ranks in the top-15 of the conference with a .407 field goal percentage.
Brittany On The Boards
Brittany McQuain has remained at the top of Quinnipiac's defense, averaging 4.8 defensive rebounds per game. McQuain ranks in the top-20 of the NEC, pulling down 5.9 rebounds per game overall.
Behind The Arc
Felicia Barron and senior forward Alyssa Jann are ranked in the top-15 of the NEC for most three-point field goals made. Barron has tallied 15 three-pointers this season, while Jann has finished 14 from behind the arc.
Battling On The Basketball Court
Quinnipiac beat the Army Black Knights, 69-65, on Saturday. Dec. 11 in a game held at the TD Bank Sports Center. In their third-straight win of the season, the Bobcats shot 38.3 percent from the floor and 80.8 percent from the line, while both teams collected 35 rebounds. Quinnipiac ended the half with a 10 point lead, 42-32. The Bobcats continued to stay ahead, later increasing their lead by 12 points down the stretch. The Black Knights came back within two points, but Quinnipiac was able to add another two points by Felicia Barron to end the game, ahead by four points, 69-65.
Top Players Against Army
Jacki Mann recorded both game and career highs, as she scored 18 points in the victory against Army. In addition, the junior forward collected a team-high seven rebounds and an assist, a block, and a steal. Felicia Barron tallied 17 points, three assists, three rebounds, and three steals against Army.
A Nice Start In NEC Play
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.
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.
First Win Of The Season
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 win. Kari Goodchild scored a career-high 15 points versus Vermont. She also made five rebounds and four assists. Junior forward Jacinda Dunbar scored seven points and added a season-high seven rebounds against Vermont. 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 in late November. 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.
Quinnipiac was selected to finish sixth out of 12 teams in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Bobcats finished the 2009-10 season in eighth place in the NEC standings with a 7-11 record in conference play and a 12-18 overall record. Senior center Courtney Kaminski was selected to the Preseason All-NEC team. 2010 NEC Tournament finalist Long Island was the Preseason favorite, clinching the first place choice with six first-place votes.
Down the Road in December
Quinnipiac will participate in the St. Joseph's Tournament after the holiday weekend. The Bobcats will play 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. Both games will be played at the Michael J. Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.