Mount St. Mary's Takes on UMES on Saturday at Knott Arena

Mount St. Mary's Takes on UMES on Saturday at Knott Arena

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, 1 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md.  |  Knott Arena

NEC Front Row
Adam Pohl (play-by-play) and Roy Sigler (color) on the call 


MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount will look to move to 3-1 in December and pick up its first three-game winning streak of the season when it takes on UMES on Saturday. The Mountaineers continue to shoot the ball well with 24-of-47 shooting (51.1 percent) last time out against American on Dec. 16. As a team, the Mount is shooting 46.8 percent from the field in its last two games. 

LAST TIME OUT: The Mount overcame a seven-point deficit to take down American for the first time since 1995. The Mount's 64-61 win over the Eagles on Dec. 16 was highlighted by a season-high 28 by Sydney Henderson. After the Mount took a three-point lead late in the game, the defense kept American from being able to take a shot as time expired.

ABOUT UMES: Selected to finish ninth in the 13-team Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Maryland-Eastern Shore is looking to snap a four-game losing streak on the season. Jessica Long leads the offense with 15.4 points per game, while Alexis Udoji is nearly averaging a double-double with 9.5 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.   The Hawks average 21.1 turnovers, and have given up 81 points or more in six of 10 games this season.

LAST TIME VS. UMES: Sydney Henderson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes of a 62-58 home win over UMES on Dec. 5, 2012. Then-senior Selina Mann led the Mount in scoring with 20 points to go with nine rebounds in the victory. The Mount outrebounded the Hawks, 45-35, and won despite 21 turnovers.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. UMES: The Mountaineers are 11-0 versus in-state opponent Maryland-Eastern Shore.  The Mount is 5-0 versus UMES since moving to Division I in 1988-89 and 3-0 since Bryan Whitten's first season in 2007-08. 

WINNING EARLY: A win against the Hawks would give the Mount five victories through 11 games. That would mark the second-fastest the Mount has reached five wins since Whitten's arrival in 2007-08. The team reached five victories on the eighth game of the season in 2011-12.

HOME SWEET HOME: With the 65-59 win over Loyola on Dec. 7, the Mount improved to 2-1 at Knott Arena this season. Since 2010-11, the Mount is 19-13 at home for a .594 winning percentage.

UP NEXT: The Mount concludes non-conference play at Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Boston College on Jan. 1, 2014 at 1 p.m.