Mount Women’s Basketball Set for Tilt with Howard on Saturday

Mount Women’s Basketball Set for Tilt with Howard on Saturday

Saturday, December 12, 2 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena


The Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball team returns home for a tilt with Howard this Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.

The Mount sits at 2-6 overall after falling at Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Sophomore Jessica Harris shot 7-of-12 from the field for a career-high 19 points in the contest while Alexis Carter and Kathleen Belanger-Finn helped pace the Mount with 10 points apiece.
Carter tops the squad in scoring with 13.6 points per game and is averaging 21.5 per contest at Knott Arena. The junior scored a career-high 22 points in the Mount's most recent home game last Saturday against Loyola (Md.). Harris (12.0 ppg) and Katrice Dickson (7.0) rank second and third on the team in scoring, respectively.
Carter (5.9 rbp) and redshirt sophomore Kaitlyn Eisenhard (5.5) are the team's top rebounders, while senior Jody Chickey leads the Mount in assists with 4.2 per contest.
The Mountaineers own the second-best scoring defense in the Northeast Conference, allowing just 63.1 points per contest. They also place third in both field goal percentage (.390) and field goal percentage defense (.393).
Mount St. Mary's is 4-4 in the all-time series with Howard and 3-2 since moving to the Division I level in 1988. In the last meeting between the two programs in 2012, the Bison came out on top with a 77-52 victory.

The Bison topped North Carolina Central on Monday, 68-61, to grab their first win of the season as they moved to 1-9 on the year and 1-1 in MEAC play. Howard is set for its second game against an NEC opponent, having already dropped an 89-72 decision to LIU Brooklyn earlier in the season.    
Victoria Gonzales and Sydni Johnson each posted 20-point performances in the tilt with North Carolina Central to lead the Bison to victory. Gonzales and Johnson are the team's top-two scorers on the year, averaging 19.0 and 14.2 points per game, respectively.
As a team, Howard is scoring 57.6 points per contest while yielding 75.9 to opponents. The Bison are being outrebounded by a margin of 3.4 per game.

The Mountaineers travel to Virginia Tech for their final non-conference road game of the season on Saturday (Dec. 19) at 3 p.m.