Women’s Basketball Battles League-Leading Robert Morris on Saturday

Women’s Basketball Battles League-Leading Robert Morris on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (10-12, 4-7 NEC) vs. ROBERT MORRIS (14-8, 11-0 NEC)
Saturday, February 16 | 1:00 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena

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>>> The Mountaineers return to Emmitsburg to face league-leading Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon at Knott Arena.
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The Mount owns a 33-28 advantage in the all-time series against the Colonials, including an 18-12 mark at Knott Arena. Despite the Mount's overall success, RMU has won 12 straight matchups over the Mountaineers. The two teams squared off in the NEC opener back in early January on the Colonials' home court. RMU was able to hold off a late fourth-quarter rally from Mount St. Mary's and came away with a 70-58 victory. Juliette Lawless scored a game-high 28 points in the tilt, going 7-of-11 from the field while convert­ing 12-of-15 at the line to set a new career high for free throws made. Rebecca Lee added six points and 11 rebounds for the Mount.
>>> Michaela Harrison netted a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, but Mount St. Mary's fell to LIU Brooklyn, 71-61, on Monday night at the Steinberg Wellness Center. Playing without top-scorer and senior leader Juliette Lawless, Harrison gave Mount St. Mary's a big-time performance that saw the rookie go 11-of-25 from the field and 4-of-12 from deep en route to her second 30-plus point performance of the season. Harrison also pulled down 10 boards as she recorded the team's fifth double-double of the season. Harrison has now regis­tered double-figure points in 10 straight games and has drained three or more three-pointers in five straight. Rebecca Lee was the other Mountaineer in double-figures, finishing with 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go along with five boards. Taylor Addison joined Harrison with double-digit rebounds as she pulled down a career-best 10 boards.
>>> Michaela Harrison has 10 straight games with double-digit points, and ranks ninth in the NEC in scor­ing (13.3 ppg) while leading all league freshmen in the category. Her 61 threes on the year are the second-most by a freshman in program history and tied for sixth-most overall. Daly Sullivan set the Mount freshman record with 75 threes just last season.
>>> The Mountaineers are 6-3 at Knott Arena, aver­aging 76.2 points per game and shooting 41.3 percent overall in their home contests. By contrast, the Mount owns a 4-9 mark on the road while scoring 61.4 points per game and shooting 37.9 percent from the floor.
>>> Following the game with RMU, the Mount remains at home to take on Wagner on February 18 at 7 p.m.