Quinnipiac University Bobcats
(5-3, 1-1 NEC) vs.
University of Rhode Island Rams (1-9, 0-0 A-10)
Saturday, December 10, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.
Thomas M. Ryan Center – Kingston, R.I.
On The Road Again
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team (5-3, 1-1 NEC) travels to play the University of Rhode Island (1-9, 0-0 A-10) in a non-conference game on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Thomas M. Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I.
Live stats and audio of Saturday’s game will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the Quinnipiac women’s basketball schedule at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Fans can listen to the game live with Bob Mortali on AM-1220 WQUN.
Scouting Rhode Island
Rhode Island dropped to 1-9 overall after falling to NEC foe Central Connecticut State, 50-45, in its most recent outing on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The Rams picked up their only win of the season against Providence, 52-43, earlier in the year. URI returns home to face Quinnipiac after losing seven consecutive contests on the road. The Rams are led by sophomore forward Emilie Cloutier who currently averages a team-high 11 points per game, while junior guard Ashley Rivera is close behind with 10.8 points per contest. Senior guard Sherrie Session leads the team in rebounds with 5.8 boards per game. Additionally, Rivera (19-for-39) and junior guard Ajanae Boone (16-for-39) lead the team from three-point range, posting shooting percentages above 40 percent.
All-Time Against The Rams
Saturday’s contest marks the third all-time meeting between the two universities. Quinnipiac leads the all-time series with Rhode Island, 2-0. In their most recent match-up, the Bobcats won, 73-68, on Nov. 18, 2000. Quinnipiac also defeated URI, 62-59, on Feb. 11, 1999.
Last Time Out
After winning five straight games, the Bobcats lost to Sacred Heart, 74-65, to drop to 1-1 in league action. Quinnipiac junior Felicia Barron scored a team-high 19 points, while freshmen Jasmine Martin and Samantha Guastella also posted double-figures. Martin tallied 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds, while Guastella recorded a season-high 10 points. Despite the loss, the Bobcats shot above forty percent (40.4) from the floor for the second time this season.
Felicia Barron continues to lead the Bobcats on the court. The 5-7 guard ranks first in several statistical categories, including points (118), assists (27), steals (50) and points per game (14.8).
Stealing The Show
As of Monday, Nov. 4, Barron led the nation with 6.1 steals per game. In addition, Barron collected 12 steals against Bryant to break the Quinnipiac Division I single-game record for steals. The 5-foot-7 guard currently averages 6.25 steals per game as she’s totaled 50 steals this year.
Brittany On The Boards
In the NCAA’s most recent poll, sophomore Brittany McQuain was tied at 18th in the national rankings in rebounds per game (10.7). McQuain currently leads the Bobcats with 9.9 boards per game.
Believe In Brittany
Brittany McQuain also ranked third in Monday’s national rankings, with three other Division-I women’s basketball players, in double-doubles, with six on the season. McQuain has collected a total of 13 career double-doubles after posting seven in her freshman campaign.
Freshman Samantha Guastella had a season’s best performance in Quinnipiac’s loss to Sacred Heart. Guastella scored a season-high 10 points as she went 4-for-7 from the floor for a 57.1 shooting percentage. Guastella currently averages five points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Bobcats vs. Bulldogs
The Bobcats won their fifth straight game as they earned their first NEC win of the season against Bryant, 67-56, on Saturday, Dec. 3. It was a record-breaking day for Quinnipiac as junior Felicia Barron broke a Division I single-game record as she compiled 12 steals in the league win. Barron also scored 16 points to collect her first double-double of the season. Sophomore Brittany McQuain recorded her 13th career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds while freshman Jasmine Martin registered a game-high 18 points.
The Bobcats tallied 20 steals in their NEC victory over Bryant, the most since Quinnipiac compiled 21 steals at Sacred Heart on February 25, 2006.
For the first time this season, the Bobcats had two players record a double-double in the same game when Felicia Barron (16 pts., 12 stl.) and Brittany McQuain (11 pts., 11 reb.) each posted double figures in two statistical categories in the win over Bryant.
Quinnipiac tallied a season-high 17 assists and nine blocks in its win over the Bulldogs. Lebak led the team with five assists in the outing.
Charity Stripe Stats
Freshman Jasmine Martin is currently shooting a team-high 74.2 percent (23-for-31) from the free-throw line.
Opponents Be Warned
Sophomore forward Camryn Warner has started in each of the Bobcats’ eight games this season. Warner currently ranks second on the team in boards per game (5.6) and averages 7.5 points per contest.
Senior captain Kari Goodchild currently averages 4.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while fellow captain Jacinda Dunbar posts 3.34points and 4.0 boards per game in her senior campaign.
Martin Makes Moves
Freshman Jasmine Martin led the Bobcats with 14.3 points per game in the Bobcats last three outings. Martin currently ranks second on the team in points per game (13.4).
What’s Ahead for Quinnipiac In 2011
Quinnipiac will host Yale on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m., followed by a pair of road games at American on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Army on Friday, Dec. 30. Both contests will start at 7 p.m.
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