MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-6, 0-1 NEC) at SAINT FRANCIS U (4-9, 1-0 NEC)
Monday, January 7 | 7:00 p.m.
Loretto, Pennsylvania | DeGol Arena
>>> The Mountaineers continue Northeast Conference play against the reigning league champs, Saint Francis U, on Monday, January 7 at 7 p.m. at DeGol Arena.
>>> The Mount and Saint Francis U are set to square off for the 66th time in series history on Monday night. SFU holds a 36-29 advantage overall, including a 19-10 mark on its home court. In the opening meeting between the teams last season, Daly Sullivan nailed a last-second three-pointer to force overtime, but Saint Francis U outlasted Mount St. Mary's in the extra period to escape with a 92-88 victory at DeGol Arena. Caroline Hummell led the Mount in the contest with 21 points, while Sullivan made six threes en route to a 20-point night. In the final matchup in Emmitsburg, five Mountaineers scored in double-figures, but Saint Francis U topped Mount St. Mary's by a 10-point margin, 79-69. Juliette Lawless led the way for the Mount in the tilt, finishing with a team-high 18 points to go along with eight rebounds, seven assists and five blocks. Jatarrikah Settle finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 13 points and nine boards.
>>> Robert Morris held off a late fourth-quarter rally from Mount St. Mary's and escaped with a 70-58 victory on Saturday afternoon in the Northeast Conference (NEC) opener for both teams. The loss dropped the Mount to 6-6 overall and 0-1 in NEC play. Juliette Lawless scored a game-high 28 points to record her sixth 20-plus point performance in the last seven games. The senior went 7-of-11 from the field and converted 12-of-15 at the line to set a new career high for free throws made. Rebecca Lee added six points and 11 rebounds, and Michaela Harrison
notched nine points and two boards.
>>> Juliette Lawless has now tallied 20-plus points in six of the last seven games. The senior is averaging 23.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game during the stretch. Lawless currently ranks second in the NEC in field goal pct (.525), third in scoring (18.8) and assists (3.6), and sixth in steals (1.7).
>>> The Mount's win over Radford last Wednesday gave the team a 6-5 record to close out its non-conference slate. It marks the first winning record for the Mountaineers in non-conference play since the 1999-00 season, when they also finished at 6-5.
>>> Following the matchup with SFU, the Mount returns home to host its first conference game of the season on January 12 against Bryant.