MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-8, 0-3 NEC) vs. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT (3-10, 0-3 NEC)
Monday, January 14 | 7:00 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena
>>> The Mountaineers look for their first conference win of the season on Monday night as they welcome in Central Connecticut to Knott Arena for a 7 p.m. tip.
>>> The matchup will be the 40th all-time meeting between the Mount and Central Connecticut. The Mountaineers have won three straight over the Blue Devils and own a 27-12 all-time advantage, including a 15-3 mark at Knott Arena. The Mount swept the series vs. CCSU last season. In the opening contest in New Britain, Caroline Hummell (21 pts) and Bridget Birkhead (14) led the Mount to a 68-56 victory. In the matchup in Emmitsburg, the Mount cruised to a 76-56 victory behind double-figure points from Hummell (17), Jattarikah Settle (13), Juliette Lawless (13), and Katrice Dickson (11).
>>> Last time out for the Mount, Bryant erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter and came away with a 73-68 victory at Knott Arena, dropping the Mount to 0-3 to begin Northeast Conference play. The Mount grabbed its largest lead of the day, 62- 48, with 7:45 remaining in the contest. Just minutes later with the Mount holding a 64-51 lead, Bryant began a string of 13 straight points that would tie the game. The Bulldogs took their first lead of the game with 1:00 on the clock, and held on from there for the win. Michaela Harrison led the Mountaineers with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting, with 10 of her points coming in the third quarter. Settle added 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, while Rebecca Lee and Juliette Lawless each added 10 points. Lee also recorded nine rebounds, finishing one shy of her second straight double-double.
>>> The Mountaineers are 3-2 at home this season, and are averaging 78.2 points per game and shooting 42.8 percent overall and 41.9 percent from long range in their home contests. On the road, the Mount owns a 3-6 mark while shooting 39.2 percent from the floor and just 29.8 percent from three-point territory.
>>> The Mountaineers have the NEC's two most efficient shooters this season in Rebecca Lee and Juliette Lawless. The pair are the only two qualifying players in the league shooting over 50 percent. Lee leads the conference in field goal percentage (.524), and Lawless ranks second (.500) in the department.
>>> The Mount's next action is at Wagner on Saturday, January 19, with opening tip set for 1 p.m.