Loretto, Pa. (January 16, 2016) – Junior guard Alexis Carter registered a team-high 16 points, but Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball dropped an 87-57 decision at Saint Francis University in Northeast Conference play Saturday afternoon.
Carter led the team in scoring for the eighth time this season while picking up her 11th double-figure scoring performance of the campaign. The Woodbridge, Va. native finished the night with 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Freshman Juliette Lawless chipped in with a career-high eight points, and Jessica Harris and Katrice Dickson added seven points apiece. Freshman Kate Kuster scored the first points of her career, going 1-of-3 from long range.
Jessica Kovatch led all scorers with 22 points, while three other Red Flash players posted 12 points each. Kovatch and Maya Wynn combined for seven three-pointers in the contest.
After going down 5-0 to begin the contest, Mount St. Mary's tallied the game's next nine points to take a four-point advantage. Five different Mountaineers scored during the run as the Mount grabbed its first lead of the game. The Red Flash responded with a 12-4 run to close out the period as they opened a 21-13 advantage heading into the second quarter.
Saint Francis outscored the Mount 12-4 in the opening four minutes of the second period before the Mountaineers stepped up their defense and forced three turnovers on the next four Red Flash possessions. Jody Chickey and Harris converted from the foul line to cut the Mount's deficit to 33-20 with 3:46 remaining, but Saint Francis registered the final 12 points of the quarter to take a 45-20 lead at the half.
Katrice Dickson and Carter combined to score the opening 10 points of the third period for the Mountaineers as they trimmed their deficit to 51-30 at the 4:51 mark. The Red Flash were able to answer back, pushing their lead to 63-36 after three quarters of play.
Saint Francis U was able to maintain its double-digit lead throughout the fourth period, holding off the Mount for the 87-57 victory.
The Mount continues its road trip with a matchup at Robert Morris on Monday, January 18 at 2 p.m.