Women’s Basketball Closes Out Road Swing at Rider on Saturday

Women’s Basketball Closes Out Road Swing at Rider on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-2) at RIDER (0-3)
Saturday, November 17 | 2:00 p.m.
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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>>> The Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team closes out its road swing with a matchup at Rider on Saturday, November 17. Opening tip from Lawrenceville, New Jersey is set for 2 p.m.
>>> The Mount owns an 18-5 advantage in the all-time series with Rider, as the two teams are set to meet for the 24th time on Saturday. Mount St. Mary's has won each of the last two meetings over Rider, including an 82-78 win in the most recent matchup last season. In that game, Ashlee White scored a career-high 36 points to lead the Mount, while Daly Sullivan (12 pts) and Juliette Lawless (10) also added double-figures.
>>> Trailing by as many as 24 points at Duquesne on Monday night, Mount St. Mary's battled back and cut the deficit to just six in the fourth quarter. The resilient comeback ended up falling just short, with Duquesne holding off the Mount for a 73-64 victory. Jatarrikah Settle, Juliette Lawless, and Michaela Harrison combined for 53 points in the contest for the Mount.
>>> At Duquesne on Monday, Settle (19 pts) and Harrison (17 pts) each netted new career highs in points. Settle went 8-of-10 from the floor and a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown, as she surpassed her previous career best of 17 points set at Wagner last season. Settle, who posted all three of her double-digit scoring performances of last season in three of the team's final four games, has translated that late success on into the 2018-19 campaign. Harrison has come on strong for the Mountaineers during her rookie season, scoring at least seven points in all three contests thus far, including a career-high 17 points at Duquesne. The freshman from Cleveland ranks third on the team in scoring (10.3 ppg) and leads the squad in threes made (6).
>>> Rebecca Lee has led the Mount in rebounds in each of the first three games. The sophomore center pulled down a season-high 10 boards last time out at Duquesne. The performance was the third 10-plus rebound game of Lee's career. Lee averaged 19.2 rebounds per 40 minutes during the 2017-18 campaign, and is averaging 16.6 per 40 minutes this season.
>>> Mount St. Mary's features a young squad consisting of a combined 10 freshmen and sophomores. Juliette Lawless and Kayla Agentowicz are the only returning upperclassmen from last year's team. Transfers Alexis Wooden and Kendall Bresee are the team's other two upperclassmen.