Mount Women’s Basketball Takes on In-State Rival Loyola on Saturday

Mount Women’s Basketball Takes on In-State Rival Loyola on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-5) at LOYOLA (0-6)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 | 3:30 p.m.
Reitz Arena | Baltimore, Md.


MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team renews its oldest rivalry, competing against Loyola for the 36th time in school history. The two sides first matched up on Dec. 4, 1974 in the Mount's first-ever varsity women's basketball game. Seniors Jacqueline Brewer and Jenn Carney carry identical 10.5 point per game averages into Saturday's contest for the Mountaineers.

GAME DETAILS: Saturday's tilt can be viewed online for free through the Patriot League Network.

LAST TIME OUT: Mount St. Mary's suffered a 58-43 road loss at Maryland Eastern Shore on Dec. 3 despite 11 points apiece from Jacqueline Brewer and Jenn Carney. The Mountaineers dug themselves a 31-19 halftime deficit and were unable to regain momentum. Sarafina Arthur-Williams led the Mount in rebounding for the fourth time this season with eight against the Lady Hawks.

ABOUT LOYOLA: Loyola has stumbled out of the gate with a 0-6 record entering Saturday's showdown. Colleen Marshall leads the Greyhounds' offense with 14.3 points per game, while Jeneh Perry has posted 8.7 rebounds per game. Loyola, which was selected 10th in the preseason poll for the 10-team Patriot League, finished 5-25 overall last year.

LAST SEASON VS. LOYOLA: Jacqueline Brewer paced the Mount's offense with 15 points off the bench in a 65-59 win over Loyola on Dec. 7, 2013 at Knott Arena. The Mountaineers held a 37-33 rebounding edge over the Greyhounds with Kayla Grossett leading the way with eight boards. The Mount, which shot 42.6 percent (20-for-47) from the field, led by as many as 13 points with 4:49 remaining before Loyola climbed back into the game.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. LOYOLA: Mount St. Mary's holds a 23-12 lead in the all-time series with Loyola, which dates back to the Mount's first varsity game on Dec. 4, 1974. Head Coach Bryan Whitten is 2-4 versus the Greyhounds.

MAKING AN IMPACT: Since being inserted into the starting lineup prior to the Nov. 21 game at Campbell, junior center Sarafina Arthur-Williams is averaging 9.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in 31.8 minutes per game in four outings. Coming off the bench in the first two games, the transfer from UNC Greensboro put up 5.5 points and 1.5 boards in 17.5 minutes per game.

UP NEXT: The Mountaineers are set to host Coppin State on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Knott Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.