Women’s Basketball Begins Key Road Trip at Sacred Heart on Saturday

Women’s Basketball Begins Key Road Trip at Sacred Heart on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (10-10, 4-5 NEC) at SACRED HEART (10-10, 6-3 NEC)
Saturday, February 9 | 12:00 p.m.
Fairfield, Connecticut | William H. Pitt Center

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>>> The Mountaineers hit the road for the first time in four games to take on Sacred Heart on Saturday (Feb. 9) at 12 p.m. at the Pitt Center. The game will be streamed live for free on both NECFrontRow.com and ESPN3.com.
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The Mount and Sacred Heart are set to meet for the 39th time in series history. The Pioneers own a 32-6 advantage in the series, including a 19-1 mark on their home court. Last season, Sacred Heart topped the Mount in both matchups. In the opening contest in Emmitsburg, Candice Leatherwood scored 24 points to lead the Pio­neers to an 82-52 win. Juliette Lawless paced the Mount with a team-high 17 points. Sacred Heart followed with a 56-44 victory in the second matchup between the two teams in Fairfield. SHU was led by 16 points from Eric Storck, while Katrice Dickson (18 pts) and Daly Sullivan (15) were the two Mountaineers in double-figures.
>>> In the Mount's most recent action, Saint Francis University held off the Mountaineers for an 83-72 victory at Knott Arena. The loss for the Mount snapped the team's three-game win streak. Michaela Harrison tied a Mount St. Mary's single-game program record for most three-pointers with eight. Harrison went 8-of-16 from beyond the arc for a team-high 24 points, which was the second-highest scoring game of her career. The rookie also added six rebounds and three assists in the tilt. Rebecca Lee chipped in with her third career double-double with 16 points and 10 boards in the tilt, and Jatarrikah Settle registered eight points and six rebounds.
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Harrison's eight three-pointers against Saint Fran­cis U were tied for the most in a single game in program history, as she became just the third Mount player to accomplish the feat. Dominique Mazzhuchi was the last Mountaineer to hit eight threes in a game, coming against Quinnipiac back in 2007. Myriam Baccouche reached eight three-pointers on a pair of occasions -- 2001 at Buffalo and 2004 against Robert Morris.
>>> Harrison took home the NEC Rookie of the Week Award for the third straight week and league-high fifth time overall this season following her 24-point performance with eight threes against SFU. Harrison has won six total weekly awards this season -- five Rookie of the Week honors and one Player of the Week Award. Juliette Lawless is the other Mountaineer to be honored with weekly distinction this season. The senior guard has been named Player of the Week on a pair of occasions.
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The Mountaineers close out their two-game road trip on Monday, February 11 at LIU Brooklyn at 7 p.m.