MOUNT ST. MARY'S vs. NIAGARA
Tuesday, December 29, 2 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena
Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball hosts Niagara in its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday, December 29 in Emmitsburg. Tip-off from Knott Arena is set for 2 p.m.
• The Mount looks for its third win of the season in a matchup with the Purple Eagles on Tuesday. Both of the Mountaineers' wins this season have come on the road, as they've claimed victories at Delaware State (54-41) and UMES (57-50).
• Junior Alexis Carter tops the Mount in both points per game (12.5) and rebounds per game (5.7), and has registered seven double-digit scoring performances on the year. Sophomore Jessica Harris ranks second on the team in both scoring (10.5) and rebounding (5.3), and classmate Katrice Dickson is third on the team with 7.2 points per contest.
• Senior guard Jody Chickey sits just five assists shy of reaching 200 for her career. The Bethlehem, Pa. native leads the squad with 32 assists, and has posted five or more assists in four different games this season.
• Head Coach Bryan Whitten needs just two wins to become the third coach in program history to reach the 100-win plateau at the Mount. Whitten, who has 318 overall wins in his coaching career, has guided the Mount to the Northeast Conference playoffs in four straight seasons.
• Mount St. Mary's owns the second-best scoring defense and second-best field goal percentage defense in the NEC, allowing just 62.6 points per game to opponents on .403 shooting from the field.
• The Mount and Niagara will matchup for just the third time in series history on Tuesday. The most recent meeting between the two programs resulted in a 78-60 Niagara victory in 2014.
• The Purple Eagles sit at 1-9 on the year and 0-2 in MAAC play, with their lone win of the season coming in late November against Cleveland State.
• Niagara is averaging 58.6 points per contest through the opening 10 games and allowing 72.6 to opponents. The Purple Eagles currently own a -5.9 rebounding margin.
• Kaylee Stroemple (12.6 ppg) and Sam Lapszynski (11.9) are the top threats on the offensive end and also the top-two rebounders on the team, averaging 6.7 and 6.8 rebounds per contest, respectively.
The Mountaineers open Northeast Conference play with a home tilt against LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, January 2 at 4:30 p.m.