MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-8, 1-1 NEC) vs. SACRED HEART (5-8, 2-0 NEC)
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 4:30 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's season-long four-game homestand continues against Sacred Heart on Jan. 11, when the Mount looks to beat the Pioneers for the first time since 2008. The Mountaineers had lost two in a row to begin January before a 63-62 win over LIU Brooklyn last time out. Allowing opponents to shoot 43.5 percent from the field on the season, the Mount's defense is holding teams to 37.5 percent in conference play.
LAST TIME OUT: Jacqueline Brewer's three-pointer with 8.8 seconds left proved to be the difference in the Mount's 63-62 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Jan. 6. Sydney Henderson scored a team-high 14 points, while Ashley Christie added 12 and Brewer chipped in with 11. The Mount improved to 2-6 on the season when being outrebounded.
ABOUT SACRED HEART: Despite winning just three non-conference games this season, Sacred Heart opened NEC play with victories over last year's NEC runner-up Saint Francis U and this year's preseason favorite Robert Morris. Gabrielle Washington earned NEC Player of the Week after securing back-to-back double-doubles with 35 points and 10 rebounds in a 95-88 win over Saint Francis U and 32 points and 15 rebounds in SHU's 71-57 win against Robert Morris.
LAST YEAR VS. SACRED HEART: In the only meeting between the teams last season on Feb. 2 in Emmitsburg, Sacred Heart earned a 58-50 win behind 26 points off the bench from Blair Koniszewski. Sydney Henderson's 16 points and seven rebounds were not enough to propel her team to victory.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. SACRED HEART: The Pioneers have won 23 of the 27 all-time meetings between the two programs. After winning three of the first four, the Mount has lost 22 of the last 23 to Sacred Heart. The Pioneers have won nine in a row in the series with the Mount's last victory coming in 2008.
BREWER DOWN THE STRETCH: For the first 36:30 of the Jan. 6 game versus LIU Brooklyn, the Blackbirds held Jacqueline Brewer to three points on 1-of-4 shooting. In the final 3:30, however, the junior guard registered eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, including the game-winning three with 8.8 seconds to go.
TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: The Mount averages the fewest turnovers per game in the Northeast Conference this season with 15.2. Sacred Heart is third in the NEC with 15.8 turnovers per game.
UP NEXT: The Mount plays St. Francis Brooklyn on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. at Knott Arena.