MOUNT ST. MARY'S (5-8, 0-1 NEC) vs. LIU BROOKLYN (2-10, 0-1 NEC)
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 7 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 looks to snap a two-game slide when it takes on LIU Brooklyn at home at Knott Arena on Jan. 6. Following her fourth career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds at St. Francis Brooklyn, senior guard Sydney Henderson leads the Mount with 18.7 points per game and took over the team lead with 5.2 rebounds per game. Ashley Christie's marks of 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per contest are the best on the team as well.
LAST TIME OUT: The Mountaineers let a 23-19 halftime lead slip away, falling at St. Francis Brooklyn by a final score of 52-47 on Jan. 4 in the Northeast Conference opener for both squads. Sydney Henderson's 16 points and 11 rebounds highlighted the Mount's effort, while Ashley Christie registered 13 points to go with a team-high four assists.
ABOUT LIU BROOKLYN: Following a 0-8 start to the season, the Blackbirds have gone 2-2 in their last four with wins over former NEC rival Monmouth and Northern Arizona. Selected to finish eighth in the NEC Preseason Coaches Poll, LIU Brooklyn lost to Wagner, 71-65, in the conference opener on Jan. 4. Cleandra Roberts has been a force this season with 17.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. LIU BROOKLYN: The Mount leads the all-time series with LIU, 29-17. The Mount has won three out of the last four versus the Blackbirds and is 16-7 at home against LIU all-time.
LAST YEAR VS. LIU BROOKLYN: The Mount shot 51.9 percent (27-of-52) from the field in a 66-41 rout of LIU on Jan. 12, 2013 at the Barclays Center. Sydney Henderson led the Mount with 13 points and six rebounds. When LIU made the trip to Emmitsburg on Feb. 25, Henderson and then-senior Tara Lonergan scored 10 points apiece in a 51-39 victory.
PLAYING AT HOME: The Mount is 3-1 in home games this season and 40-47 at Knott Arena since Head Coach Bryan Whitten's first season in 2007-08.
STARTS IN THE NEC: The Mount is looking to avoid its first 0-2 start to the Northeast Conference schedule since 2010-11, when the team began 0-4 in league play. A win over LIU would give the Mount a 1-1 start to NEC play for the second year in a row and the third time since Bryan Whitten took over in 2007-08.
UP NEXT: The Mount continues its homestand next weekend facing Sacred Heart on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 4:30 p.m. before hosting St. Francis Brooklyn on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m.