MOUNT ST. MARY'S (5-6) at BOSTON COLLEGE (8-5)
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, 1 p.m.
Chestnut Hill, Mass. | Conte Forum
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mountaineers are coming off their largest margin of victory this season with a 24-point win over Maryland-Eastern Shore, 85-61, on Dec. 21 at home. The Mount is led by reigning NEC Co-Player of the Week Sydney Henderson and her 19.2 points per game average. A win over Boston College would give the Mount a four-game winning streak and six non-conference wins in a season for the first time since Head Coach Bryan Whitten took over in 2007-08.
LAST TIME OUT: The Mount put on a dominating performance with 51.8 percent shooting from the field as a team en route to an 85-61 win over UMES on Dec. 21. Ashley Christie scored a career-high 22 points to lead three Mount players in double-figures. Sydney Henderson netted 20 points, while Kayla Grossett registered her first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench. The Mountaineers built up a 40-20 halftime lead then cruised to a 24-point win.
ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE: Winners of five in a row, Boston College was selected to finish 11th in the 15-team Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles have gone 5-1 at home this season with their only loss to Stanford, which is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation. Kristen Doherty leads the Eagles with 15.0 points per game and is second on the team with 6.2 rebounds per game. Last time out, Doherty went off for 23 points in an 80-71 BC win over Providence on Dec. 29. Nicole Boudreau and Katie Zenevitch are also scoring in double figures with 10.4 points per game apiece this season.
ALL-TIME SERIES WITH BOSTON COLLEGE: The game on Jan. 1 is the first all-time meeting between the two programs.
NEC HONOR: Senior guard Sydney Henderson earned Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 23 after scoring a season-best 28 points against American and 20 against UMES in a pair of wins.
DOUBLE-DOUBLES HISTORY: With 10 points and 11 rebounds against UMES, senior Kayla Grossett became the 30th player in school history to record a double-double. The Dec. 21 game was the first time a Mount player registered a double-double since Sydney Henderson's 27 point, 10 rebound effort in an upset win over Seton Hall on Dec. 16, 2012.
THREE-GAME WINNING STREAK: On the squad's current three-game winning streak, Sydney Henderson is averaging 20.7 points and is shooting 51.1 percent on field goals (24-of-47). As a team, the Mount is shooting 48.7 percent and holding opponents to 36.1 percent on field goals. The Mount has also picked up key contributions from Ashley Christie (13.0 ppg) and Jacqueline Brewer (10.0 ppg). A win against Boston College would give the Mount a four-game winning streak for the first time since winning six in a row in February of 2012.
UP NEXT: The Mount begins Northeast Conference action at St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m.