Women’s Basketball Closes Out Road Trip Monday Night at CCSU

Women’s Basketball Closes Out Road Trip Monday Night at CCSU

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (12-13, 6-8) at CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE (6-18, 3-11 NEC)
Monday, February 25 | 7:00 p.m.
New Britain, Connecticut | Detrick Gymnasium

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>>> The Mountaineers close out their two-game road trip at Central Connecticut State on Monday night. Action from Detrick Gymnasium will tip-off at 7 p.m.
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The Mount owns a 28-12 advantage in the all-time series against Central Connecticut after cruising to its largest win of the season, 84-53, in the opening meeting between the two in January. In that contest, the Mount led the entire way after shooting 51.6 percent from the field, which is the team's second-best shooting performance of the season. Juliette Lawless tallied a game-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Michaela Harrison chipped in 14 points, Daly Sullivan tallied 12, and Bridget Birkhead rounded out the team's double-figure scorers with 11 points.
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Mount St. Mary's fell at Bryant, 77-59, on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center. Rookie Michaela Harrison led the Mountaineers with a 22-point effort. Harrison secured her fourth 20-plus point performance of the season as the freshman guard went 9-of-12 from the field and drained 4-of-12 from long range. Harrison also added five rebounds and three as­sists in the tilt. Juliette Lawless chipped in 17 points, and Jatarrikah Settle registered seven points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The loss dropped the Mountaineers to 6-8 in conference play as they now sit in a tie with Bryant for sixth place in the league standings.
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Harrison now has 71 threes on the year, which is the second-most by a freshman in program history and fourth-most overall. Daly Sullivan set the Mount freshman record with 75 threes last season. Myriam Baccouche holds the overall program re­cord with 79 triples during the 2003-04 campaign.
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Harrison and Lawless are tied for fifth-most points per contest (15.9) in NEC games this season. Harrison has reached double-figure points in 13 straight games. The lone conference tilt she didn't score 10 or more was the NEC opener at Robert Morris. Lawless has scored 20-plus points in five NEC games on the year and has reached double-figures in 10 of 13 games played.
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The Mountaineers are 8-3 at Knott Arena, aver­aging 75.3 points per game and shooting 42.1 percent overall and 38.6 percent from long range in their home contests. By contrast, the Mount owns a 4-10 mark on the road, averaging 61.2 points per game while shooting 37.4 percent from the floor and just 29.2 percent from three-point territory.
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Following the tilt at CCSU, the Mount returns to Emmitsburg to host Fairleigh Dickinson on February 2 at 1 p.m. Mount St. Mary's will honor Juliette Lawless prior to the game as part of Senior Day.