Mount Women's Basketball Closes Homestand with Saturday's Game Versus Wagner

Mount Women's Basketball Closes Homestand with Saturday's Game Versus Wagner

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-9, 2-2 NEC) vs. WAGNER (3-12, 2-2 NEC)
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena 

NEC Front Row and Radio (1450 AM The Source)
Adam Pohl (play-by-play) and Roy Sigler (color) on the call


MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount concludes a four-game homestand with a 4:30 p.m. game versus Wagner on Saturday as part of a home doubleheader for the Mount men's and women's basketball programs. The Mount's three-point shooting percentage has soared from .347 in non-conference play to .407 in the four conference games. Jacqueline Brewer has emerged as one of the Mount's top offensive threats with back-to-back games of 21 points.

LAST TIME OUT: The Mount St. Mary's home crowd witnessed a double overtime thriller on Jan. 13 in the Mountaineers' 85-79 win over NEC-leading St. Francis Brooklyn. The Mount tied a program record with 13 made three-pointers, five of which came courtesy of Jessie Kaufman off the bench. The senior forward scored a season-high 19 points and led the Mount with eight rebounds. Jacqueline Brewer notched 21 points for the second game in a row, while Sydney Henderson filled the stat sheet with 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.

ABOUT WAGNER: The young Seahawks were selected last in the 10-team NEC Preseason Coaches Poll, but are off to a 2-2 start in league play. A brutal non-conference schedule featuring the likes of Kentucky, Pitt, Rutgers and VCU left Wagner with a 1-10 record before beating LIU Brooklyn and Sacred Heart so far in January. Two-time NEC Rookie of the Week Jasmine Nwajei and her 13.8 points per game have provided a second scoring option to Jordyn Peck, who ranks second in the NEC with 18.8 points per game.

LAST SEASON VS. WAGNER: The Mount defeated Wagner twice last year by an average of 13.5 points in their two meetings. Sydney Henderson scored 19 points in a 73-58 home win over Wagner on Jan. 28. In the 54-42 win at Wagner, Henderson was again the high scorer with 17 points. 

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. WAGNER: The Mount has won five in a row versus the Seahawks and leads the all-time series, 34-15. The Mountaineers have not lost to Wagner at home since Feb. 4, 2010. 

VETERAN STARTERS: Since the beginning of conference play, the Mount has switched its starting lineup to include four seniors and one junior. The combination of Jacqueline Brewer, Rachel Mathews, Ashley Christie, Sydney Henderson and Kayla Grossett has an average age of 21 years, 10 months. Henderson, who took a medical redshirt in 2010-11, is the oldest of the bunch at 22 years, six months, while Brewer and Grossett are both 21 years, five months old. 

UP NEXT: The Mount takes on Saint Francis U on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in Loretto, Pa.