University Bobcats (3-7, 1-0 NEC) vs.
Lafayette College Leopards (5-6, 0-0 PATRIOT)
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 - 4:00 p.m.
Michael J. Hagan Arena - Philadelphia, Pa.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-7, 1-0 NEC) vs.
St. Joseph's University Hawks (8-3, 0-0 A-10) or
University of New Hampshire Wildcats (2-7, 0-0 AMERICA EAST)
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 - TBA
Michael J. Hagan Arena - Philadelphia, Pa.
St. Joseph's Annual Tournament
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will play in the Hawk Classic, St. Joseph's annual tournament, at the Michael J. Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. The Bobcats will face Lafayette on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 4:00 p.m. and either St. Joseph's or New Hampshire on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at a time to be announced.
Live stats 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 games live on WQUN 1220-AM with Bob Mortali and Bob Tipson. If the Bobcats face St. Joseph's on Wednesday, Dec. 29, live video will also be available.
Lafayette is currently 5-6 this season. The Leopards won their first game of the year against Bryant, 84-80, in overtime. The team is 1-5 on the road as it lost to Long Island, 64-59, Liberty, 64-52, Monmouth, 68-54, St. Bonaventure, 72-63, and Princeton, 90-58, and beat Manhattan, 53-50. The Leopards defeated St. Francis (N.Y.), 74-42, Fairleigh Dickinson, 51-37, and La Salle, 60-51, while they lost to Fairfield, 52-39, at home. In its most recent outing at Princeton, Lafayette was led by LaKeisha Wright with 15 points, while Danielle Fiacco pulled down eight rebounds. Wright currently averages a team-high 12.4 points per game, while Fiacco averages 7.7 rebounds per game. Overall, Lafayette has a 36.3 field goal percentage and a .293 percentage from the three-point range. The Leopards average 43 rebounds per game, while holding their opponents to 37.8 rebounds.
All-Time Against The Leopards
Quinnipiac holds an all-time record of 2-0 with Lafayette. In their most recent match-up with the Leopards, the Bobcats won, 78-62, on January 5, 2004. Quinnipiac also beat Lafayette, 80-64, back in the 2002-03 season in Hamden, Conn.
Scouting St. Joseph's
St. Joseph's enters the tournament with an overall record of 8-3. The Hawks won their first three games of the season against Providence, 64-49, Sacred Heart, 67-49, and UMBC, 64-50. St. Joseph's then lost on the road at Drexel, 50-47, Lehigh, 46-40, and Tulane, 67-58. The Hawks are currently on a five-game winning streak as they beat Detroit, 77-70, Penn, 60-45, Villanova, 46-43, Princeton, 70-61, and Delaware, 50-45, in their most recent outing. The Hawks led by as many as 16 points at Delaware and shot 37 percent from the floor, 40 percent from behind the arc, and finished 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. Freshman guard Erin Shields led St. Joseph's with a career-high 15 points in the victory. Overall the Hawks have a 42.2 field goal percentage, while its opponents shoot 33.7 percent from the floor. Currently, St. Joseph's averages 58.5 points, 13.8 assists and 35.6 rebounds per game. Junior guard Michelle Baker leads the Hawks with 16.2 points per game, while junior forward Kelly Cavallo averages a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game.
All-Time Against The Hawks
A potential match-up on Wednesday would be the first meeting between Quinnipiac and St. Joseph's.
Scouting New Hampshire
New Hampshire currently holds a 2-7 record this season. The Wildcats' two wins of the season were against Dartmouth, 65-52, on Nov. 19 and Quinnipiac, 75-64, on Dec. 22. Both victories were won at New Hampshire. The Wildcats shot over 50 percent from the floor and outrebounded Dartmouth, 38-28. Jill McDonald collected a double-double recording 15 points and 13 rebounds. In its most recent outing, New Hampshire outshot Quinnipiac with a .490 field goal percentage. Denise Beliveau and Lauren Wells each scored 18 points. New Hampshire has fallen short to Notre Dame, Brown, Holy Cross, Syracuse, Manhattan, Harvard, and Central Connecticut State this season. Junior forward Beliveau leads the Wildcats, averaging 12.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, while McDonald, a senior center, averages 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this year. Overall the Wildcats average 57.4 points per game and 34.2 rebounds per game.
All-Time Against The Wildcats
Quinnipiac holds an all-time record of 3-1 with New Hampshire. The Bobcats have defeated the Wildcats twice in Hamden, Conn. and once in Durham, N.H. In its most recent meeting, Quinnipiac fell to UNH, 75-63, at the Lundholm Gymnasium. Jacinda Dunbar, Courtney Kaminski, and Ellen Cannon each scored 14 points for the Bobcats. On Nov. 29, 2009, Quinnipiac won, 68-54, 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
In its loss at New Hampshire, Quinnipiac shot 36.4 percent from the floor, 30 percent from behind the arc, and 52.9 percent from the foul line. The Bobcats collected 34 rebounds, 13 assists and eight steals in the contest.
Double Figures At UNH
Junior Jacinda Dunbar recorded a season-high 14 points and two steals at New Hampshire, while freshman Ellen Cannon collected a career-high 14 points as she compiled four three-pointers in the game. Senior Courtney Kaminski also scored 14 points and pulled down four rebounds in the loss.
Senior Lailah Pratt compiled a season-high five points and nine rebounds against the Wildcats on Wednesday.
Barron On The Ball
Felicia Barron continues to lead the Quinnipiac offense, averaging 12.1 points and 3.9 assists per game. Barron is currently ranked in the top 10 of the NEC with 12.1 points per game average. Barron also ranks in the top-15 of the conference with a .412 field goal percentage.
Brittany On The Boards
Brittany McQuain has remained at the top of Quinnipiac's defense, averaging 4.6 defensive rebounds per game. McQuain ranks in the top-20 of the NEC, pulling down 5.8 rebounds per game overall.
The Bobcats fell short on Monday, Dec. 20, 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.
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.
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 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.
Happy New Year
Quinnipiac will play its first game of 2011 on Tuesday, January 4 against Northeast Conference opponent Mount St. Mary's at 7:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center.