Women’s Basketball to Play Second-Ranked Saint Francis (Pa.) On Monday Evening

Saint Francis Pa.  (9-7, 4-1 NEC)
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (14-2, 5-0 NEC)

Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location:  DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pa.
Series vs. St. Francis Pa.: 8-16 
St. Francis Last Five:  4-1
Quinnipiac Last Five: 5-0
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Video: NEC Front Row
Live Stats: SFUathletics.com

Complete Game Notes as a PDF


Quinnipiac Gets Put to the Test
Sitting atop the Northeast Conference standings, the Bobcats continue their 2012-13 season on the road in Pennsylvania against Saint Francis University, who ranks second in the NEC, on Monday evening in Loretto, Pa. The teams will tip-off at 7 p.m. at the DeGol Arena. The Red Flash enter the game with an overall mark of 9-7and a 4-1 record in the conference. The Bobcats are 14- 2 thus far, looking to improve upon their best start since the 2007-08 campaign.

On The Air
Live stats, audio and video of Monday evening's game will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's basketball schedule page at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Bobcats fans can listen to the game live on AM-1220 WQUN with the voice of the Bobcats Bill Schweizer on play-by-play along with Bob Tipson providing color commentary.

Scouting Saint Francis University
The Red Flash enters Monday's game with an overall record of 9-7 and 4-1 in NEC competition. Most recently, Saint Francis fell to Sacred Heart, 71-50, at home on Saturday in Loretta, Pa. Junior forward Alli Williams leads Saint Francis averaging 18.1 points per outing including 10.5 boards per game.  Senior Nickia Gibbs leads the SFU backcourt with 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Recently against the Pioneers, Williams paced the Red Flash with 20 points and 10 rebounds, earning her 11th consecutive double-double. SFU forward Ericka Norman scored 16 points and flirted with a quadruple double to lead a balanced Pioneers attack that saw five different players score in double figures. Brittany Lilley racked up 12 points for SFU and connected on a pair of 3-pointers but SFU got just four points from its three other starters.

All-Time Against The Red Flash
Monday's game marks the 26th meeting between Quinnipiac and Saint Francis (Pa.) with the Red Flash leading the all-time series, 17-8. The Bobcats are 1-4 in the last five meetings between the two programs and are 5-8 on the road against the second-ranked team. The last time these two programs met was on Feb. 27 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.  The Bobcats fell to the Red Flash, 77-71.

Last Time Out
On Saturday evening the Bobcats knocked off eighth ranked Robert Morris 61-52, at the Charles L. Sewall Center in Moon Township, Pa.  Three players hit double figures as the Bobcats improve to 14-2 overall, including a 5-0 mark in NEC competition. Leading the Bobcats down the stretch was senior guard Felicia Barron with 14 points and seven steals as she finished 6-of-10 from the field.  Junior Brittany McQuain mirrored Barron's efforts with 14 points and seven rebounds for the Bobcats.  Sophomore guard Jasmine Martin added 11 points.  Nikoline Ostergaard  went three of five from the floor in the first half, concluding the game with seven points.  Before heading into the locker rooms, Martin knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Quinnipiac a 36-28 lead.  Barron caught fire starting the second half with a 10–0 run, leaving the Colonials scoreless for the first five minutes of play.  Sophomore point guard Gillian Abshire also garnered seven assists with only one turnover. The Bobcats held strong as the action picked up down stretch.  Junior Camryn Warner collected eight points and a season high of eight rebounds to go 3-of-4 from the field.

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu