MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-2) at CAMPBELL (2-1)
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Gore Arena | Buies Creek, N.C.
MOUNT UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's makes the 360 mile trip south to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on Campbell on Friday night as part of a two-game swing in North Carolina. Off to a 0-2 start to the year with consecutive games versus NCAA Tournament teams Maryland and Fordham, the young Mountaineers are looking to take down Campbell for the second-consecutive season. Jacqueline Brewer, one of two seniors on the Mount's roster, leads the offense with 10.5 points per game.
LAST TIME OUT: Senior Jacqueline Brewer scored a team-high nine points in the Mount's 61-37 road loss at Fordham on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Emily Tapio led the way with 19 points and nine rebounds for Fordham, which held a 41-25 rebounding edge on the night.
ABOUT CAMPBELL: Reigning Big South Defensive Player of the Year Kiera Gaines has the Camels off to a 1-1 start to the season with a wins over Pfeiffer and NC Central followed by a loss at UNC Wilmington. Gaines (15 ppg, 8.5 rpg) and Amanda Coffer (23 ppg, 4 rpg) have provided a 1-2 punch for the Camels through two games. Campbell, which was picked fourth in the BSC preseason poll, won 19 games and qualified for the conference semifinals a year ago.
LAST TIME VS. CAMPBELL: Mount St. Mary's erased a four-point half-time deficit to beat Campbell, 68-64, on Nov. 23, 2013 at Knott Arena. Tied at 64-64 with 25.5 seconds left, Jody Chickey hit two free throws to take the lead before Sydney Henderson sealed the win with two more free throws with 3.1 seconds remaining. Henderson led the way with 27 points, while Ashley Christie added 14 points and Chickey added a career-high 13 for the Mount, which held a 31-27 rebounding edge. Kiera Gaines paced the Camels with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount St. Mary's/Campbell series is tied at 1-1, with Friday's matchup marking the third-consecutive season the two sides have squared off. Campbell won the first meeting in Emmitsburg by a 54-48 final score in 2012, before the Mount returned the favor last year at Knott Arena, 68-64. The two games were decided by a combined 10 points.
SPARKS OFF THE BENCH: Last time out in a loss at Fordham on Nov. 18, the Mount's bench accounted for 19 of the team's 37 points (51.4 percent). Post players Sarafina Arthur-Williams and Caroline Hummell notched six points apiece off the bench.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Mount opens the season with four-consecutive road games and six out of the first seven games away from Knott Arena. The Mountaineers will also make a return trip to North Carolina to take on NC State on Dec. 13 in Raleigh.
UP NEXT: The Mount will remain in North Carolina to take on Davidson on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m.