Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Prepares for Tuesday's Test at Navy

Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Prepares for Tuesday's Test at Navy

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-5) at NAVY (6-2)
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Annapolis, Md. | Alumni Hall


MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount opens December with a road game at Navy on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.  The Mount put together a 2-5 record in November with wins on a neutral site against IPFW and at home versus Campbell. Senior guard Sydney Henderson leads the Mount offensively with a 19.7 points per game average.

LAST TIME OUT: Pitt was able to build up a 19-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 78-43 win over the Mount on Nov. 26 at Pittsburgh. For the Mount, 12 of the 13 players who saw minutes scored on the night, led by junior Jenn Carney with seven points off the bench. The Mount recorded 44 rebounds, which was the team's most this season.

ABOUT NAVY: Coming off a 2-0 showing over the weekend at the Navy Classic with wins over Brown and Rider, the Midshipmen will be playing for the third time in five days when they take on the Mount. With a 6-2 record on the year, the Mids could easily be undefeated this season with losses to Iona and Minnesota by a combined 10 points. As a team, Navy averages 9.5 made three-pointers per game. Three Mids average double figures with a team-high 13.4 points from Kara Pollinger.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. NAVY: The Mount St. Mary's/Navy series dates back to Navy's first season as a junior varsity program during the 1976-77 season. The Mount, which had started its women's basketball program just two years earlier in 1974-75, holds a 19-8 lead in the all-time series. The Mount is 5-3 versus Navy since moving to Division I in 1988-89 and 2-1 since Bryan Whitten took over at the Mount in 2007-08.  

LAST TIME VS. NAVY: In a Dec. 8, 2012 game at Knott Arena, the Mount overcame a three-point halftime deficit to take down Navy, 53-45. Jacqueline Brewer scored a then-career high 16 points, while Jessie Kaufman was three points shy of her first career double-double with seven points and 10 rebounds. The Mount was able to hold Navy to 34.0 percent shooting from the field.

QUALITY OPPONENT: In just the eighth game of the season, Navy, which won 21 games in 2012-13, is the fourth team the Mount will face that won at least 20 games a season ago. The Mount has already taken on Saint Joseph's (23 wins in 2012-13), Davidson (22 wins) and Campbell (20 wins), with Sacred Heart (22 wins) on the schedule twice in Northeast Conference play.

HITTING THE GLASS: Kayla Grossett's 11 rebounds against Pitt were a career high and marked the first double-digit rebounding performance by a Mount player this season. It was the first time the Mount had a single player with 10 or more rebounds since Sydney Henderson grabbed 10 in a 74-64 win over Seton Hall on Dec. 16, 2012. The 44 rebounds as a team was the highest total for the Mount on the 2013-14 season and the most since notching 45 in a 77-73 loss at Central Connecticut State on Jan. 21, 2013.

UP NEXT: The Mount returns home to Knott Arena to face in-state rival Loyola Maryland on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m.