February 28, 2011

Women's Basketball Hosts Final Game Of The Regular Season Against Monmouth On Monday At 7 PM

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (14-14, 11-6 NEC) vs.
Monmouth University Hawks (20-8, 12-5 NEC)
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.


Final Game Of The Regular Season
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team plays its final regular-season game when it hosts Monmouth on Monday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are coming off a 75-56 victory against Fairleigh Dickinson, while the Hawks enter the contest after defeating Sacred Heart, 59-54. Quinnipiac is in a four-way tie for third in the Northeast Conference at 11-6, while Monmouth is in second place with a 12-6 mark in conference play. Both teams look to secure a NEC quarterfinal home game on Monday night.

Multimedia
Live stats, audio and video of Monday'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.

Scouting Monmouth
The Hawks defeated Sacred Heart, for the second time this season, on Saturday at the Pitt Center. With the victory, the Hawks recorded their first 20-win season since the 1987-1988 season. Abby Martin led the Hawks with her fourth double-double of the season, posting a team high 15 points and 11 rebounds. Erin Rooney picked up 14 points, while Alysha Womack and Gabby Singer each added 10 points for Monmouth. Womack leads the Hawks with 12.8 points per game, while Martin is the team's top-rebounder with 6.8 boards per game. Monmouth leads the NEC with a +6.0 scoring margin and in scoring defense, holding their opponents to 54.9 points per game.


All-Time Against The Hawks
Monday night's game marks the 16th meeting between Quinnipiac and Monmouth. The Bobcats have won the past three outings and lead the all-time series 13-12 after defeating the Hawks, 60-57, on Jan. 7, 2011 at the MAC. The Bobcats' Jacinda Dunbar put up a game-high 19 points, while Brittany McQuain chipped in 13 points in the win. The Hawks' Alysha Womack led the team with 16 points and Abby Martin pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for Monmouth.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats earned their 11th conference win of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson, 75-56, on Senior Day, Saturday. The 19-point margin of victory was Quinnipiac's largest this season. The Bobcats dominated play against Fairleigh Dickinson, holding the Knights to 27.8% shooting from the floor and 15.4% from three-point range. The Bobcats also outrebounded FDU, 54-29, on their way to their second highest rebound total of the season. Quinnipiac's Brittany McQuain compiled a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Kari Goodchild scored a team-high 17 points. In addition, Jacinda Dunbar tallied 15 points and nine boards.

A Successful Senior Day
The Bobcats honored the four seniors prior to the start of Saturday's game against FDU. Alyssa Jann, Lailah Pratt, Mia Picillo and Courtney Kaminski each saw playing time against the Knights. Senior Day was highlighted when Pratt assisted Picillo's first basket of the season in the final seconds of the game.

Lebak Lifts The Bobcats
Sophomore Lisa Lebak nailed two back-to-back three-pointers against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday. The guard also collected a season-high eight points, four rebounds and four assists in the match-up.

Leading Ladies
The Bobcats' offensive efforts are led by Courtney Kaminski and Felicia Barron who average 12.7 and 11.9 points per game, respectively. Both Kaminski and Barron have scored 300-plus points this year. Quinnipiac's Brittany McQuain leads Quinnipiac as its top-rebounder, averaging 7.1 boards per game. Juniors Kari Goodchild and Jacinda Dunbar have made a tremendous impact this season, as both have scored over 200 points. Goodchild has played the most minutes for the Bobcats, averaging 29.5 per game.

What's Ahead In The NEC
The Bobcats have secured a postseason-appearance and will play in a Northeast Conference quarterfinal match-up on March, 5, against an opponent and at a location to be determined after Monday's game against Monmouth.