February 13, 2011
Women's Basketball Plays Final Game Of NEC Rivalry Week At Sacred Heart, Monday On MSG
University Bobcats (12-12, 9-4 NEC) vs.
Sacred Heart University Pioneers (14-10, 8-5 NEC)
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
William H. Pitt Center - Fairfield, Conn.
University women's basketball team takes on Sacred Heart in the
final match-up of "NEC Rivalry Week," on Monday, at 5 p.m. at the
William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, Conn. The Bobcats defeated the
Pioneers in their most recent outing on Saturday afternoon, 61-56.
Quinnipiac is currently third in the Northeast Conference at 9-4,
while Sacred Heart is 8-5 in conference play.
Monday night's game will be televised on MSG-TV. Live
stats, audio and video will also 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 with Bill Schweizer and Bob Tipson on
Sacred Heart, Monmouth and Long Island are currently tied
in fourth place in the NEC standings at 8-4. The Pioneers lost to
the Bobcats, 61-56, on Feb. 12. Sacred Hearts' Morgan Merriman
scored a team-high 16 points, while Callan Taylor added a
double-double on 15 rebounds and 14 points. The team shot 32.3
percent (20-62) from the floor, 16.7 percent (2-212) from
three-point range, and 73.7 percent (14.7) from the line. In
addition, the Pioneers recorded 11 steals and 10 assists. Callan
Taylor currently leads the team in points (15.0) and rebounds (8.6)
per game. The Pioneers' Maggie Cosgrove has led the team from
behind the arc, shooting 42 percent and scoring 47-of-112
three-point attempts this season. Sacred Heart is averaging 60
points and 33.6 rebounds per game. The team is currently shooting
39.8 percent from the field, 70.3 percent from the line and 34.5
percent from three-point territory.
Against The Pioneers
Saturday's game marks
the 57th meeting between Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart.
The Pioneers lead the all-time series, 32-24. The game on Monday
should be a competitive match-up, as Sacred Heart has won
11-straight against Quinnipiac at home in Fairfield,
The Bobcats kicked
off NEC Rivalry Week with a 61-56 win against Sacred Heart at the
TD Bank Sports Center, Saturday afternoon. Quinnipiac's Courtney
Kaminski posted her fourth double-double of the season on 14
points and 11 rebounds, while Felicia
Barron scored a game-high 17 points. Jacinda
Dunbar added 10 rebounds and nine points in the win. The
Bobcats were ahead by 11 points, 33-22, at the break, and were able
to stay ahead down the stretch. Quinnipiac outshot Sacred Heart
from the floor, 44.0-to-32.2 percent from the floor. In addition,
the Bobcats outrebounded the Pioneers, 46-28.
A For Assists
Barron picked up her 100th assist in the 2010-11
season against Sacred Heart on Feb. 12. She's currently compiled a
team-high 101 assists this year, ranking her as the ninth player in
the Bobcats' Division I history, to collect at least 100 assists in
a single season.
Barron looks to close down on 300-season points in
Monday's game, as she's currently recorded 293 points this year.
With 46 steals on the season, the sophomore guard also looks to
pick up her 50th steal of the year against Sacred
McQuain put up her 200th-career point against the
Pioneers on Monday. The freshman currently has 203 points this
season, averaging 8.5 points per game.
The Bobcats' Courtney
Kaminski has picked up four double-doubles this season, while
McQuain has picked up three this season.
Quinnipiac is currently lead by Courtney
Kaminski, who is averaging 6.3 rebounds and a team-high 12.9
points per game. Brittany
McQuain, the Bobcats' active-leading rebounder, is averaging
6.4 rebounds per game. Leading the team in assists (4.2) and steals
(1.9) per game is Felicia
Barron. In addition, Barron has compiled a team-high 42
three-pointers this year, while Jacinda
Dunbar leads the Bobcats with a 45.9 field-goal percentage.
Since posting a -25.0
scoring margin for the month of November, Quinnipiac has since
narrowed the gap to -3.7 points. The Bobcats have also been able to
change a -11.2 rebounding margin, to +0.1, a positive gap for the
first time this year.
to lead the NEC as one of its top-scoring teams, with 64.6 points
per game. The Bobcats are also ranked third in the conference in
assists per game (14.0) and fourth in blocks per game (3.8.) In
Kaminski is ranked in the top-ten of the NEC in points per game
(12.9), while she and Brittany
McQuain are ranked in the top-20 in rebounding, averaging 6.3
and 6.4 rebounds, respectively. Barron leads the NEC in
assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27) and is a top-20 scorer and in the
top-10 in several other categories, including assists per game
(4.2), steals per game (1.91), and three-point field goals made
In each of the Bobcats' 12 wins this season, the team has
outscored their opponent from the free-throw line. The Bobcats
recorded a season-high 28 free-throws at Monmouth on Jan. 7.
Kaminski currently has compiled 1,253 career-points, placing
her as the 11th all-time career-scorer at Quinnipiac.
Kaminski became the 17th Quinnipiac women's basketball player to
score 1,000 points, as she scored 10 points in Quinnipiac's
home-opener against Holy Cross this season.
What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats travel to play Central Connecticut State on
Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Detrick Gym in New Britain, Conn.
Quinnipiac will then take on Bryant on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the
Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, R.I.