Posted: Mar 01, 2019
MOUNT ST. MARY'S (8-22, 5-12 NEC) at ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN (17-13, 9-8 NEC)
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Mount lost to Fairleigh Dickinson, 65-59, on Thursday night at Knott Arena. Malik Jefferson paced the Mountaineers with 16 points and seven rebounds. The Mount led 34-20 at the half, and 46-37 in the second half before FDU rallied. The Knights hit a pair of key three-pointers to take a 59-54 lead in the final minute to earn the win.
- Mount St. Mary's holds a 37-33 lead in the all-time series against the Terriers. The Mount is 9-4 against the Terrierr over the past 13 games in the series. St. Francis is 19-13 all-time at home against the Mount, including wins in five of the past seven matchups at the Pope Physical Education Center.
- Damian Chong Qui was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday after averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a 1-1 week. He opened the week with 11 points, a career-high eight rebounds and six assists in the Mount's 79-66 win at Central Connecticut. Chong Qui closed the week with 15 points (6-of-10 FG), four rebounds and four assists in the Mount's loss at Bryant.
- Damian Chong Qui is the fifth Mount player to win NEC Rookie of the Week honors this season, setting a league record. Vado Morse has won a league-leading six weekly awards, followed by two for Malik Jefferson and one apiece for Chong Qui, Dee Barnes and Nana Opoku. In total, the Mount has collected NEC rookie accolades in 11-of-16 weeks this season, including six straight heading into the final week of the campaign.
- Vado Morse has scored a team-high 419 points this season, and he needs two points to match Landy Thompson (2002-03) for the fifth-most points by a freshman in Mount history. He needs 13 points to pass Jack Sullivan (1953-54) for the number four spot on that list. Sullivan went on to become the Mount's all-time leading scorer with 2,672 points, including a school-record 1,070 during his senior season in 1956-57. The Mount freshman record for scoring is 627 points, set by Fred Carter in 1965-66.