Women's Basketball Plays Host To Fairleigh Dickinson On Senior Day, Saturday At Noon
University Bobcats (13-14, 10-6 NEC) vs.
Fairleigh Dickinson University (14-13, 7-9 NEC)
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 - 12:00 p.m. TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden,
Senior Day The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will
host Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. at the TD
Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats enter Saturday's game after
defeating Bryant, 81-67, Monday night, while the Knights are coming
off a 79-76 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 21. Quinnipiac has
clinched a spot in postseason play with a 10-6 mark in the
Northeast Conference, while Fairleigh Dickinson looks to secure a
position in the NEC Tournament at 7-9. Quinnipiac will honor four
seniors prior to the start of the game, including Alyssa Jann
(Westford, Mass.), Lailah
Pratt (Palmyra, N.J.), Courtney
Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) and Mia
Picillo (Derry, N.H.).
Multimedia Live stats, audio and video of Saturday'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 with Bill Schweizer, Bill
Mecca and Bob Tipson on AM-1220 WQUN. Live video is available
for a fee of $9.99, while live stats are free of charge.
Fairleigh Dickinson In their most recent outing, the Knights held off Robert
Morris, 79-76, in their final home game of the regular season. The
win was Fairleigh Dickinson's first against the Colonials since
2004. The Knights were led by junior Mariyah Laury, who posted a
team-high 24 points and added four assists and three steals in the
win. Jasmyra Saunders (12), Danielle Pankey (11) and senior Alyssa
Mayrose (10) each scored in double figures. Fairleigh Dickinson
leads the conference in blocks, averaging 5.04 per game, and is
ranked third in the NEC in defensive-rebounds average (26.67) and a
.707 field goal percentage. Mariyah Laury is second amongst NEC
players in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game. Esther Wallace
is tied for 12th in rebounding, averaging 6.7 boards per
game. Wallace also leads the NEC with 73 blocks on the year. All-Time
Against The Knights Saturday's game marks
the 25th meeting between Quinnipiac and Fairleigh
Dickinson. The Bobcats lead the all-time series, 20-4. The Knights
won the most recent meeting between the two schools, 55-52, on Jan.
Against FDU Three Bobcats
recorded double-figures against the Knights in the 55-52 loss,
earlier in the 2010-11 season. Jacinda
Dunbar and Felicia
Barron scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, while Courtney
Kaminski collected a double-double of 10 points and 10
rebounds. Fairleigh Dickinson's Mariyah Laury compiled a team-high
17 points, while Danielle Pankey added 13 points for the
Out Quinnipiac beat
Bryant, for the second time this season, 81-67, on Feb. 21. The
Bobcats recorded 13 steals in the contest and outrebounded the
Bulldogs, 38-32. Also, Quinnipiac outscored Bryant from the
free-throw line, 29-18. The Bobcats led by as many as 15 points in
the second half.
Scoring The Bobcats' five starters posted double-figures at
Bryant, led by Felicia
Barron who scored a game-high 21 points. Brittany
McQuain recorded her fifth double-double of her freshman
season, with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Kari
Goodchild and Courtney
Kaminski each tallied 16 points, while Jacinda
Dunbar added 10 in the win.
Stripe Stats In each of the Bobcats' 13 wins this season, the team has
outscored their opponent from the free-throw line. The Bobcats
recorded a season-high 29 free-throws at Bryant on Feb. 21.
Kaminski has compiled 299 points this season and is looking to
close down on 300-season points against Fairleigh Dickinson. In
Barron picked up her 300th-season point against the Blue Devils
on Feb. 19. So far, Barron has accumulated 327 points this year.
Goodchild looks to close down on 200-season points, with 191
points in her first year with the Bobcats.
Kaminski Keeps It Up
Kaminski has collected a total of 1,295 career points. She
needs 23 points to move past Collen Klopp ('01) for 10th
place in all-time points.
Kaminski leads the Bobcats with 13 points per game, while Felicia
Barron average 12.1 points per game. Barron's compiled a
team-high 108 assists and 57 steals this year and Kaminski has
picked up 32 blocks. Brittany
McQuain leads Quinnipiac with 6.9 rebounds per game.
NEC Notes Quinnipiac is second in the NEC, averaging 64.6 points per
game. The Bobcats are also third in the conference in rebounds,
averaging 40.4 boards per game. In addition, Quinnipiac is ranked
fourth in assists (13.22) and blocks (4) per game. Courtney
Kaminski is tied at sixth in the conference in points per game
(13), while Felicia
Barron is in 13th (12.1). Brittany
McQuain is ranked 10th with 6.9 rebounds per game,
while Kaminski is 17th, averaging 6.2 boards per game.
Barron is ranked fifth amongst conference players in assists,
averaging 4.0 per game. Kari
Goodchild rounds out the top-30 of the NEC in minutes played,
averaging 29.17 minutes per game.
What's Ahead In The NEC The Bobcats close-out the regular season at home on
Monday, Feb. 28 against Monmouth at 7 p.m.