Women’s Basketball Back at Home for Matchup with Maryland Eastern Shore

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (5-4) vs. MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE (2-8)
Thursday, December 20 | 7:00 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Maryland | Knott Arena

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>>> Following a stretch of four straight road games, the Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team is back at home for a matchup with Maryland Eastern Shore on Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
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The Mount will battle Maryland Eastern Shore for the 17th time in series historyon Thursday night. The Mountaineers own a 14-2 all-time record against the Hawks, including a 7-1 mark at home. The Mount and Eastern Shore have alternated wins in each of the last four meetings dating back to 2014. The Hawks posted a 63-52 victory in 2016, which was the last time the teams met in Emmitsburg. In the most recent matchup, which came last season, Mount St. Mary's grinded out a 66-63 victory on the Hawks' home court. Daly Sullivan dropped a career-high 23 points and drained six three-pointers in the contest to help fuel a fourth-quarter comeback for the Mount. Sullivan registered 20 of her 23 points in the second half.
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Mount St. Mary's was topped by Virginia Tech, 83- 51, on Sunday afternoon, snapping the team's four-game winning streak while pushing the Hokies to a perfect 10-0 on the season. Juliette Lawless paced the Mountaineers in the contest with a team-high 24 points, as she reached 20-plus point territory for the third time in the last four games. Jatarrikah Settle added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Bridget Birkhead knocked down a trio of three-pointers for a season-high 11 points.
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Juliette Lawless has now tallied 20-plus points in three of the last four games. The senior started the streak with a career-high 29 points at Loyola, and followed it up with a 20-point effort at Gardner Webb. After scoring 17 at UMBC, Lawless dropped 24 at Virginia Tech on Sunday behind a career-high 10 field goals.
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The Mount is one of just two teams in the Northeast Conference, along with Sacred Heart, to have four players averaging double-figure points on the year. Juliette Lawless, Daly Sullivan, Michaela Harrison, and Jatarrikah Settle all rank among the top-16 in the NEC in scoring. Lawless (17.2 ppg) leads the bunch and ranks fifth in the league, Sullivan (11.2) places 11th in the conference, and Harrison (10.8) and Settle (10.6) rank 14th and 16th, respectively.
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As a team, the Mountaineers rank second in the NEC in field goal percentage (.416), third in scoring (66.0 ppg), and fourth in three-point percentage (.338).