Women’s Basketball Faces Wagner in Road Matchup on Saturday

Women’s Basketball Faces Wagner in Road Matchup on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-8, 1-3 NEC) at WAGNER (4-11, 2-2 NEC)
Saturday, January 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Staten Island, N.Y. | Spiro Sports Center

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>>> The Mountaineers are back in action for the start of a two-game road swing with a matchup at Wagner on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
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The Mount has won 15 of the last 16 contests against Wagner, and owns a 44-16 advantage in the all-time series, including a 20-8 mark in Staten Island. The Mount and Wagner split the season series last year, with each team winning on its home court. In the first matchup, Juliette Lawless tallied 21 points to lead the Mountaineers to a 79-56 victory at Knott Arena. In the final meeting in Staten Island, Wagner edged the Mount, 69-68, despite a 17-point effort from Jatarrikah Settle. The Mount had two chances at the game-winner in the final seconds, but neither shot fell as Wagner escaped with the one-point victory.
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In the Mount's most recent contest on Monday, Mount St. Mary's took command of the game early on against Central Connecticut State and never looked back, as the Mountaineers rolled to an 84-53 victory to collect their first Northeast Conference win of the season. Juliette Lawless led the way with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, as she recorded her seventh 20-plus point effort of the season. Michaela Harrison (14 pts), Daly Sullivan (12), and Bridget Birkhead (11) also finished in double-figures.
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The Mount led throughout the entire contest against Central Connecticut en route to its largest victory of the season. The Mountain­eers posted their highest-scoring first (26 pts) and second (23) quarters of the season in the win.
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Juliette Lawless leads a trio of Mountaineers averaging double-figure points on the year. Lawless has done it all for the Mount this season, as she ranks second in the NEC in field goals percentage (.517), third in both scoring (18.3) and assists (3.5), fourth in steals (1.9), and eighth in three-point percentage (.395).
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Rookie Michaela Harrison has three straight games with double-digit points, and ranks second among NEC freshmen in scoring (10.9 ppg), sitting behind only Brandy Thomas of LIU Brooklyn. Harrison has been named NEC Rookie of the Week on a pair of occasions this season, in addition to being named Player of the Week following her career-high 30 points and seven threes against Towson back in late November.
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Following their game against Wagner, the Mountaineers travel to Fairleigh Dickinson to take on the Knights on Monday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m.