Emmitsburg, Md. (February 21, 2015) – The Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team fell victim to a last-second tip-in by Fairleigh Dickinson's Erika Livermore with 0.3 seconds left in Saturday's 54-52 home loss in Northeast Conference action at Knott Arena. Mount center Sarafina Arthur-Williams (Potomac, Md.) led all scorers with 17 points in the loss.
The Mount (7-19, 5-10 NEC) finished with three players in double figures with freshman Stacey Koutris (Sandy Springs, Md.) and senior Jenn Carney (Drexel Hill, Pa.) posting 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Mountaineers led by as many as nine points with 8:06 remaining before FDU (8-17, 5-9 NEC) stormed back to take the lead with just over three minutes left.
With the Mount trailing by two points in the final minute, senior Jacqueline Brewer (Martinsburg, W. Va.) hit a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left to knot the score at 52-52. On the final play, FDU point guard Amanda Andrades missed a layup, but Livermore was there with the putback. After the officials reviewed the play, the Mount had 0.3 seconds on the clock with the full length of the court to go, but would not get a shot off before time expired.
In a see-saw first half that featured four lead changes, the Mount gained the upper hand in the early portion of the game with a 7-2 advantage with five points from Carney. Later in the half, the visiting Knights knocked down four-consecutive three pointers for a 12-0 run to take a 16-9 lead with 11:20 to go before halftime.
The Mount was able to bounce back and trailed by just four at 27-23 at the half.
The score would remain close throughout most of the second half with the Mount taking the biggest lead for either side at 43-34 with 8:06 left on Brewer's old-fashion three-point play.
The Knights would mount a comeback however, retaking the lead with 3:07 remaining, setting up the back-and-forth action at the end of the game.
For FDU, Livermore registered a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Mountaineers were able to force the Knights into 14 turnovers in the game but were outrebounded by a slight 39-36 margin.
The Mount will look to get back in the win column with a home game versus LIU Brooklyn on Monday night at Knott Arena. Tip is set for 7 p.m.
GAME NOTES: The Mount falls to 27-23 in the all-time series versus FDU.