HAMDEN, CT - Siena opens up league play at reigning MAAC Champion and NCAA Sweet 16 participant Quinnipiac on Thursday, December 28 at 5 p.m. The Saints and Bobcats have never opened conference play against one another.
Chris Watson and Steve Amedio have the call beginning with pregame coverage at 4:30 p.m. locally on WVCR 88.3 FM “The Saint” and through SienaAllAccess.com. Click on corresponding links at the top of the page to follow the action online. Follow @SienaWomenshoop on twitter for courtside updates and join in the conversation using #SienaSaints and #MAACHoops.
Since joining the MAAC in 2013-14, Quinnipiac is 9-0 against the Saints. In the last meeting between the two, the Saints fell 76-60 at the Alumni Recreation Center. Quinnipiac leads the league with a 6-5 non-conference record entering the game, while the Saints are just behind the Bobcats with a 5-6 record.
Siena enters the contest on a one-game losing streak after falling to Hartford 72-61 to end their non-conference slate 5-6. The Saints were led by senior guard Kollyns Scarbrough who led all scorers with 21 points, while senior forward Emmanuella Edoka notched her second-straight double double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Saints are second in the league in points per game as they are averaging 64.4, while also leading the league in both steals (10.3) and offensive rebounds (14.0)
Quinnipiac enters the game on a one-game winning streak after defeating Central Michigan 84-70. The Bobcats were led by senior guard Carly Fabbri who scored a career-high 20 points and tallied six assists and four steals. The win snapped Quinnipiac’s two-game losing streak. Quinnipiac leads the league in blocked shots (4.4), assist to turnover ratio (1.1), and 3-point field goals made (7.6). Carly Fabbri leads the league in assist to turnover ratio (2.8) and is ranked 46th in the nation. The Bobcats have the 33rd fewest turnovers in the nation with 139.