Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Battles Central Connecticut Saturday at Knott Arena

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Battles Central Connecticut Saturday at Knott Arena

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-10, 1-1 NEC) vs. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT (3-10, 0-2 NEC)
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Knott Arena, Emmitsburg, Md.


The Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball team continues its home stand with a Northeast Conference matchup against Central Connecticut State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Knott Arena.

The Mountaineers moved to 1-1 in Northeast Conference play with a 66-56 win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Monday at Knott Arena. For the second time this season, four Mount players reached double figures, as the balanced offense and strong defense propelled Mount St. Mary's to victory.
Junior Alexis Carter (18 pts.) and sophomore Jessica Harris (15) each collected their eighth double-digit scoring performance of the season to pace the Mount's offense, while Jody Chickey (12) and Kayla Bates (10) also contributed double figures.
Chickey surpassed the 200-career assist mark in the win over St. Francis Brooklyn with a pair of assists in the contest. The senior, who tops the team with 38 helpers, has registered five or more assists in four games this season.
Head Coach Bryan Whitten collected his 99th win at the Mount and 319th overall as a Head Coach in the Mountaineers' victory on Monday. He looks to become just the third coach in program history to reach 100-career wins at the Mount, trailing only Bill Sheahan (372 wins) and Vanessa Blair (120).
The Mount owns a 22-11 advantage in the all-time series with Central Connecticut. Last season, the Mountaineers and Blue Devils split a pair of matchups as both teams won on their home court. Sarafina Arthur-Williams and Chickey powered the Mount to a victory in the first meeting with 22 combined points.

The Blue Devils are still looking for their first conference victory of the season, sitting at 0-2 in NEC play and 3-10 overall. They dropped a 70-56 decision at Bryant in their conference opener before falling to LIU Brooklyn, 59-45, on Monday.
Central Connecticut owns the lowest-scoring offense in the NEC, averaging 52.9 points per game. Sophomore guard Camden Musgrave is the team's lone double-digit scorer with 12.1 points a contest, while junior guard Aleah Epps (8.7 ppg) and senior forward Tejahne Malone (7.3) are the other top offensive threats for the Blue Devils.
CCSU been held under the 60-point mark and under 45-percent shooting in each of their last four contests, while being outscored by 38 points combined during the stretch.    

The Mountaineers wrap up their four-game home stand with a matchup against Bryant on Monday (Jan. 11) at 4 p.m.