Mount Women's Basketball Readies for Home Opener Against Davidson

Mount Women's Basketball Readies for Home Opener Against Davidson

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-1) vs. DAVIDSON (1-0)
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 7 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md., Knott Arena

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MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount will look to bounce back from an 85-57 season-opening loss at Saint Joseph's with the home opener on Tuesday night versus Davidson at Knott Arena.

LAST TIME OUT: In the first round of the Preseason WNIT, the Mount suffered an 85-57 loss on the road at Saint Joseph's. Senior guard Sydney Henderson led all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Fellow senior Jessie Kaufman chipped in with 13 points, while sophomore guard Jody Chickey added a career high 10 points and five rebounds. The defending Atlantic 10 champion Hawks featured five players in double figures, led by 17 from Sarah Fairbanks. Saint Joseph's won the battle on the boards with 39 rebounds to the Mount's 25.

ABOUT DAVIDSON: Coming off a 22-13 season and a trip to the WNIT, the Wildcats began the 2013-14 season with an impressive 77-57 win over Atlantic Coast Conference team Clemson on Nov. 8. After holding a 31-28 lead at the half, Davidson exploded for 46 points in the second half to cruise to a 20-point victory.  The Wildcats shot 10-of-15 from behind the three-point line in the win with 22 points from Laura Murray and 20 from Hannah Early.

SERIES VS. DAVIDSON: Tuesday will mark the first all-time meeting between Mount St. Mary's and Davidson.

CHASING 1,000: Senior Sydney Henderson is just 54 points away from becoming the 26th player in Mount St. Mary's history to join the 1,000 career points club. With her 21 points against Saint Joseph's, the Richmond, Va. native passed 2000 graduate Vera Feldbusch for 26th on the Mount's all-time scoring list.

CHICKEY'S CAREER DAY: Sophomore guard Jody Chickey, who scored a total of 18 points in 23 appearances as a freshman, set career highs with 10 points and five rebounds against the Hawks. A graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., Chickey provided a spark off the bench and was one of three Mountaineers to score in double figures in the season opener.

KNOTT ARENA: Since Knott Arena became home to Mount Basketball in 1987-88, the Mount has put together a home record of 225-115. In Bryan Whitten's tenure, which began in 2007-08, the Mount is 37-46 at Knott Arena.

BRYAN WHITTEN: Head Coach Bryan Whitten is in his seventh season at the Mount. He has compiled a 69-110 record including a 29-32 mark in the last two seasons.

NECFRONTROW.COM: All home basketball games will be streamed live through NECFrontRow.com. On the call will be Adam Pohl with the play-by-play and Roy Sigler with color commentary.

UP NEXT: The Mount will head to Chicago, Ill. for the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT with games versus Idaho on Friday, Nov. 15, and either Loyola University Chicago or IPFW on Saturday, Nov. 16.