Mount St. Mary's University Mountaineers (3-9, 0-1 NEC)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will play the Mountaineers of Mount St. Mary's in a Northeast Conference match-up on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats enter the game after beating New Hampshire, 62-61, in their most recent contest on Dec. 29.
Live video, stats and audio of Tuesday's game 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 Bill Schweizer on play-by-play and Bill Mecca and Bob Tipson providing the color commentary. Live video is accessible at a cost of $9.99, while live stats are free of charge through the Quinnipiac athletics website.
Tuesday's game between Quinnipiac and Mount St. Mary's will mark both teams' second NEC match-up of the 2010-11 season. Overall, the Mount is 3-9 on the year and 0-1 in conference play. The Mountaineers are coming off two back-to-back wins against San Jose State, 72-69, on Dec. 29 and San Francisco, 79-77, on Dec. 31. They also beat UMES, 65-56, earlier in the season on Nov. 20. The Mount has fallen to Virginia, American, Cincinnati, Towson, Pittsburgh, Navy, Loyola, Binghamton and Sacred Heart this year. Mount St. Mary's is led by senior forward Mary Dunn, freshman guard Ashley Christie, and sophomore guard Selina Mann. Dunn averages 9.5 points per game and a team-high 6.4 rebounds per game, while Christie averages nine points and Dunn averages 8.5 points per game. In addition, Christie leads the Mount from behind the arc with a team-high 17 three-pointers this season, while Mann shoots a team-high 79.2 percent from the free-throw line. Overall, Mount St. Mary's averages 52.2 points per game and currently shoots 33 percent from the floor, 29.4 percent from the three-point range, and 69.4 percent from the line.
All-Time Against Mount St. Mary's
Quinnipiac leads the all-time series with Mount St. Mary's, 14-7, dating back to the 1986-1987 season. The Bobcats have won 6 of the 10 games played in Hamden, Conn. The Mount has won the three most recent contests, including two games that were played at the TD Bank Sports Center in 2009 and 2010. In their most recent meeting last season, the Mountaineers won, 86-57, in Emmitsburg, Md. on Jan. 30. Courtney Kaminski posted 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats, while Mary Dunn scored 19 points and added a career-high 12 assists for the Mount in the victory.
Last Time Out
Senior Lailah Pratt scored the game-winning free throw with only two seconds remaining to beat New Hampshire, 62-61, in Quinnipiac's most recent outing on Dec. 29. The game was the Bobcats' second game played in St. Joseph's annual tournament, the Hawk Classic. Junior Jacinda Dunbar collected a career-high 26 points in the win, while Courtney Kaminski compiled her first double-double of the season with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
Hawk Classic Happenings
The Bobcats played the Leopards of Lafayette College to a 56-54 loss in their first game of the Hawk Classic on Dec. 28. Senior Courtney Kaminski led Quinnipiac with a game-high 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
Picking Up The Points
Sophomore Felicia Barron and Courtney Kaminski lead the Quinnipiac offense, averaging 11.2 and 10.9 points per game, respectively. Barron has compiled a season-high 17 points two times this year, while Kaminski scored a season-high 16 points at Yale on Dec. 20.
Kaminski Keeps It Up
In Quinnipiac's last four contests, Courtney Kaminski has scored in double-figures. The senior collected 16 points at Yale and compiled 14 points against Lafayette and in both games against New Hampshire.
Jacinda Dunbar is the only Bobcat to score above 20 points in a game this season. The junior posted a career-high 26 points in the Quinnipiac 62-61 win against New Hampshire on Dec. 29.
Two Bobcats have collected a double-double this year, including Courtney Kaminski and freshman Brittany McQuain. Kaminski recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Bobcats most recent outing against UNH, while McQuain scored 10 points and made 10 rebounds against Southern California on Nov. 28. McQuain currently leads Quinnipiac with 5.6 rebounds per game.
Breaking The Boards
The Bobcats pulled-down 55 rebounds compared to Lafayette's 48 rebounds on Dec. 28. The last time Quinnipiac recorded 50 or more rebounds was last season versus Wagner on Jan. 9 when the team compiled 50 rebounds overall.
Battle Of The Cats
In its 75-63 loss at New Hampshire on Dec. 22, 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
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. 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 Dec. 22.
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.
Felicia Barron and 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.
NEC Play Continues
Quinnipiac travels to Monmouth to play in a conference match on Friday, Jan. 7 at 12:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Athletic Center in West Long Branch, N.J. The Bobcats then head to face Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stratis Arena in Hackensack, N.J.