Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Heads to Sacred Heart on Saturday

Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Heads to Sacred Heart on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (13-11, 8-4 NEC) at SACRED HEART (10-13, 7-5 NEC)
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 2 p.m.
Fairfield, Conn. | William H. Pitt Center 


MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount looks for its first four-game winning streak of the season with a Saturday afternoon game at Sacred Heart. The Mountaineers are tied for second in the Northeast Conference with an 8-4 league record. On the current three-game winning streak, Jenn Carney and Sydney Henderson are both averaging 14.3 points per game, while Jessie Kaufman is adding 12.7 points per game.

LAST TIME OUT: The Mount shot 56.9 percent and tied a season-high with 21 assists in an 88-70 win at FDU on Feb. 10. Sydney Henderson paced the offense with 22 points as the Mount pulled away  by outscoring the Knights by 15 in the second half. Ashley Christie set a new career high with 10 assists, and she tied a career best with five steals.

ABOUT SACRED HEART: After winning four games in a row, Sacred Heart is riding a three-game losing streak entering Saturday. The Pioneers are 7-4 at home this season, including wins in their last seven games at the William H. Pitt Center. Gabrielle Washington is the league's sixth-leading scorer with 17.0 points per game for SHU, which is tied for fourth in the NEC.

LAST TIME VS. SACRED HEART: Jacqueline Brewer's first career double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds was not enough in the Mount's home 84-78 loss to Sacred Heart on Jan. 11. The Mount cut a 13-point deficit to just one with 3:02 to go, but could not complete the comeback. SHU's Gabrielle Washington scored a game-high 28 points.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. SACRED HEART: The Mount is 4-24 against Sacred Heart, including a 0-14 mark in games played in Fairfield, Conn. 

MAKING HER MOVE: With 1,353 career points, Sydney Henderson is nine away from tying Adrienne Harris for 10th in program history. Earlier in the season, Henderson had five assists against CCSU on Feb. 3, reaching 250 career assists. Henderson joined Kim Rhock '90 as the only players in Mount history with 1,250 points, 500 rebounds and 250 assists.

THREE-GAME WINNING STREAK: The Mount is outscoring opponents by an average of 13.7 points on the current three-game winning streak. The team is also shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 48.0 from beyond the three-point line.

UP NEXT: The Mount completes its New England swing with a game at Bryant in Smithfield, R.I. on Monday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m.