Women’s Basketball Faces Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday

Women’s Basketball Faces Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-9, 1-4 NEC) at FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (5-11, 2-3 NEC)
Monday, January 21 | 4:30 p.m.
Hackensack, N.J. | Rothman Center

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>>> The Mountaineers round out their two-game road swing with a matchup at Fairleigh Dickinson on Mon­day. Opening tip from the Rothman Center is set for 4:30 p.m.
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The Mount has won five in a row over the Knights, and holds a 32-24 advantage in the all-time series. The Mountaineers won a pair of tight matchups last season against FDU. In the opening contest between the two in Emmitsburg, the Mount was able to hold off the Knights for a 55-52 win. Juliette Lawless paced the squad with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. In the following meeting, Mount St. Mary's edged FDU once again, 55-53, on Katrice Dickson's game-winning free throws with just five seconds left. Dickson registered 24 points in the contest, while Lawless added nine points and 11 boards.
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Mount St. Mary's, which trailed by as many as 33 points in the second half at Wagner on Saturday, cut the deficit to just eight in the final quarter, but the big comeback effort fell short as Wagner withstood the Mountaineers and posted a 92-76 victory. The loss dropped the Mount to 1-4 in conference play. Jatarrikah Settle recorded her second career dou­ble-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with seven assists and three steals. Michaela Harrison registered four three-pointers en route to a team-high 16 points. Rebecca Lee added 13 points and five boards, Juliette Lawless notched 12 points, and Alexis Wooden finished with a career-high 11 points. The Mount shot 41.4 percent from the field, while Wagner posted a 51.6 percent clip. In a game that featured 54 personal fouls, the Mount edged Wagner in the free throw battle -- 73.1 percent to 71.9 percent.
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The Mount had five players -- Michaela Harrison, Jatarrikah Settle, Rebecca Lee, Juliette Lawless, and Alexis Wooden -- score double-digit points in the game at Wagner on Saturday. It marked the first time the Mountaineers had five players in double-figures this season. The last time they did it was on March 2 of last season against Saint Francis U.
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The Mountaineers are one of the highest-scoring and most efficient teams in the NEC. They rank second in the league in field goal percentage (.414), and are third in both scoring (69.2 ppg) and three-point percentage (.347). The Mount has tallied 80-plus points on three occasions this season. All three -- vs. Towson, Radford and CCSU – were victories at Knott Arena.
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The Mount heads back home for the start of a three-game home stand following the matchup with FDU. A contest against LIU Brooklyn on January 26 awaits the Mount.