Dec 09, 2016
MOUNT ST. MARY'S vs. LEHIGH
Saturday, December 10, 4:00 p.m.
Knott Arena, Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT STORY LINES
- The Mount dropped its home opener to UMBC, 78-70, on Wednesday night at Knott Arena. The Retrievers opened the second half with a 24-to-5 run to take a 52-34 lead. The Mountaineers were able to whittle the deficit to five, 71-66, with 50 seconds remaining, but UMBC was able to hit enough free throws down the stretch to earn the win. Elijah Long led five Mountaineers in double figures with 17 points. Mawdo Sallah added his first career double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
- Elijah Long scored a team-high 17 points in the loss to UMBC, and has led the Mount in scoring in each of the past three games. Long is averaging 19.4 points over the past five games, including a career-high 27 against UT Arlington on November 23.
- Mawdo Sallah, coming off his first career double-double (10 pts, 15 rebs), is averaging 9.2 rebounds over the past five games. Sallah has reached double figures in rebounds three times this season, and has had five or more rebounds in six of the Mount's 10 games.
- Head coach Jamion Christian has a perfect 7-0 record all-time at home against Patriot League opponents.
- Mawdo Sallah posted career highs of 10 points and 15 rebounds for his first career double-double in the Mount's 78-70 loss to UMBC on Wednesday. Sallah's 15 boards are the most by a Mount player since Kelly Beidler had 15 in the 69-60 NCAA Opening Round win over Coppin State on March 18, 2008.
- Junior Robinson has been almost automatic at the foul line this year, hitting 16-of-17 (.941). Robinson is currently fourth all-time at the Mount in career free throw percentage at 81.7 percent (165-for-202).