MOUNT ST. MARY'S (16-11, 11-4 NEC) vs. SAINT FRANCIS U (11-15, 9-6 NEC)
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, 6 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena
NECFRONTROW.COM: Adam Pohl (play-by-play) and Roy Sigler (color) on the call
MOUNT UPDATE: The second-place Mountaineers play at Knott Arena for the final time during the regular season when they host second-place Saint Francis U on Monday night. The Mount fell to SFU, 81-66, on Jan. 20 and has since won eight of nine games to surge into second place in the NEC. Riding a six-game winning streak, the Mount has been leading at halftime in six-consecutive games. A win over the Red Flash on Monday would give the Mount its first seven-game winning streak since 1999-2000.
LAST TIME OUT: Celebrating Senior Day, the Mount crushed FDU by a final score of 70-35. The Mount held the Knights to just 11 second-half points and kept FDU off the scoreboard for nearly nine minutes in the second half. Rachel Mathews scored a career-high 15 points, while Sydney Henderson scored all 11 of her points in the second half for the Mount. It was the first time in Mathews' career that she led the team in scoring.
ABOUT SAINT FRANCIS U: The Red Flash score the most points in the NEC (81.3) and also allow the most points (85.5 ppg). Senior Alli Williams scores a league-best 24.4 points per game to lead the third-place Saint Francis squad. The Red Flash have lost three of their last four, including an 82-74 defeat at St. Francis Brooklyn on Feb. 22. Saint Francis is 6-9 in away games this season.
LAST TIME VS. SAINT FRANCIS U: Jessie Kaufman scored a team-high 17 points to lead four Mount players in double figures, but the Mount suffered an 81-66 road loss on Jan. 20. The Mount shot just 5-of-26 (19.2 percent) from beyond the three-point arc in the game. Alli Williams scored a game-high 25 points and added 10 rebounds for Saint Francis.
SECOND-HALF SURGE: Last time out versus FDU on Feb. 22, Sydney Henderson scored all 11 of her points in the second half. She averages a team-best 8.9 points per game in the second half of games this season.
KEEP IT ROLLING: A win over Saint Francis would give the Mount a seven-game winning streak for the first time since 1999-00. The Mount's longest winning streak at the Division I level is 18 games set during the 1994-95 season.
UP NEXT: The Mount concludes the regular season with road games at Wagner on March 1 and Robert Morris on March 3.