January 6, 2011

Women's Basketball Faces Monmouth On Friday, January 7

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (5-8, 2-0 NEC) vs.
Monmouth University Hawks (10-3, 2-0 NEC)
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 12:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Activity Center - West Long Branch, N.J.

Quinnipiac Takes On Monmouth
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will travel to face Monmouth University on Friday, Jan. 7, at 12:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Activity Center in West Long Branch, N.J. Both teams enter Friday's contest at 2-0 in the Northeast Conference. The Bobcats won, 77-65, in a NEC match-up against Mount St. Mary's in their most recent outing on Jan. 4.

Multimedia
Live stats, video and audio of Friday'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 Bob Mortali and Bob Tipson.

Scouting Monmouth
The Hawks are currently 10-3 this season and 2-0 in conference play. Monmouth beat Central Connecticut State, 56-43, on Dec. 9 and Bryant, 57-39, in its most recent outing on Jan. 5. Overall, the Hawks average 62.2 points per game, while they've been able to hold opponents to 56.5 points per game. The team currently shoots 37.6 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from behind the arc, and 67.8 percent from the line. Alysha Womack averages a team-high 14.5 points per game and is fourth on the team in rebounds per game (3.9). Alexis Canady is second on the team with 10 points per game and posts 6.1 rebounds per game. Abby Martin leads the Hawks, pulling-down 7.1 rebounds each game.

All-Time Against The Hawks
Friday's game between Quinnipiac and Monmouth marks the 25th meeting in the all-time series between the two schools, as the series is tied 12-12. Quinnipiac won the two-most recent contests in the series, both of which were played in the 2009-10 season. The Bobcats beat Monmouth, 78-69, on Feb. 25 at the TD Bank Sports Center and, 60-54, on Jan. 2. The Bobcats have met the Hawks three times in the postseason, holding a 1-2 record.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac won its second NEC game of the 2010-11 season on Tuesday, Jan. 4 against Mount St. Mary's, 77-65. The Bobcats led by two points at the half, 35-33, and had 11 different players score for the fifth time this season in the win. Overall, the team shot 42.1 percent from the floor and 77.8 percent from the foul line. Quinnipiac finished 28-of-36 free throws, while the Mountaineers shot 12-of-19 from the line.

Taking On Twenty
Senior Courtney Kaminski scored a game-high and season-high 23 points against the Mount. Kaminski is one of two Bobcats to score above 20 points this season. Junior Jacinda Dunbar posted a career-high 26 points in the Quinnipiac 62-61 win against New Hampshire on Dec. 29.

Kaminski Keeps It Up
In Quinnipiac's last five contests, Courtney Kaminski has scored in double-figures. The senior collected 23 points in the Bobcats' most recent outing versus Mount St. Mary's, 16 points at Yale and compiled 14 points against Lafayette and in both games against New Hampshire. Kaminski currently leads the Bobcats with 12.2 points per game

The Bobcats' Bench
Quinnipiac had 11 different players score in the game against the Mountaineers for the fifth time this season. The Bobcats' bench scored 12 points in the first half and 14 points in the next twenty minutes of play on Tuesday night.

Double Trouble
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 second 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.

Crashing The Boards
Courtney Kaminski and freshman Brittany McQuain lead the Bobcats with 5.4 rebounds per game, while Jacinda Dunbar averages a close 5.2 rebounds per game.

Hawk Classic Happenings
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. In their second game of the tournament, 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.

Dominating The Glass
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.

Pratt's Points
Senior Lailah Pratt compiled a season-high five points and nine rebounds against the Wildcats on Dec. 22.

In-state Rivalry
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.

Sweet 16
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.

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.

California Dreaming
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
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.

Season-Opener
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.

Preseason Picks
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.

What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats face Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stratis Arena in Hackensack, N.J. before hosting two Northeast Conference contests at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac will play Central Connecticut State on Jan. 15 at Noon and Bryant on Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m.