Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Heads to Virginia Tech for Saturday Matchup

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Heads to Virginia Tech for Saturday Matchup

MOUNT ST. MARY'S at VIRGINIA TECH
Saturday, December 19, 3 p.m.
Blacksburg, Va. | Cassell Coliseum

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MOUNT STORYLINES
• The Mountaineers are set for their final road game of 2015 as they look for their third victory of the season on Saturday. The Mount dropped a 62-49 decision versus Howard last time out despite 12 points apiece from Katrice Dickson and Sarafina Arthur-Williams.
• Junior Alexis Carter and sophomore Jessica Harris, both natives of Woodridge, Va., are the top-two scorers on the team, averaging 13.3 and 10.7 points per game, respectively. The duo also tops the squad with seven double-digit point performances each on the season.
• The Mount ranks second in the Northeast Conference in scoring defense, allowing just 63.0 points per game to opponents.
• Mount St. Mary's sits just five wins shy from becoming the first women's program in the NEC to reach 700 victories. The Mount has posted 20 or more wins in a season 17 times throughout program history.
• Head Coach Bryan Whitten collected his 98th win at the Mount and 318th overall as a Head Coach in the team's most recent win over UMES. The Hockessin, Del. native ranks third all-time in wins with the Mount, trailing only Bill Sheahan (372 wins) and Vanessa Blair (120).
• The Mountaineers matchup with the Hokies for just the second time in program history. The lone meeting between the two teams resulted in a 44-42 Virginia Tech victory back in 2009.

SCOUTING VIRGINIA TECH
• Virginia Tech enter Saturday's matchup on a seven-game winning streak and a 9-1 record overall after cruising past Coppin State by a 72-39 margin on Sunday.
• The Hokies, who received votes in the latest AP Poll, claimed their most notable victory of the season earlier this month, topping eighth-ranked Tennessee, 57-43, in Knoxville.
• Through the opening 10 games, Virginia Tech is averaging 67.6 points per contest, led by top-scorers Vanessa Panousis (12.7 ppg) and Hannah Young (10.9).

NEXT UP
Mount St. Mary's wraps up the calendar year with a home game against Niagara on Tuesday (Dec. 29) at 2 p.m.