Mount Women’s Basketball Travels to Sacred Heart for Matchup on Tuesday

Mount Women’s Basketball Travels to Sacred Heart for Matchup on Tuesday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-14, 2-5 NEC) vs. SACRED HEART (8-10, 5-1 NEC)
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 7 p.m.
William H. Pitt Center | Fairfield, Conn.

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The Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball team wraps up its road swing with a matchup at Sacred Heart on Tuesday (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m. The game, originally scheduled for Monday, was pushed back due to weather.

MOUNT STORYLINES
· The Mountaineers own a 2-5 record in Northeast Conference play after falling to Fairleigh Dickinson, 66-53, at Stratis Arena on Sunday. Junior Alexis Carter and sophomore Jessica Harris led the way with nine points apiece, while senior Sarafina Arthur Williams added seven points and a team-high seven rebounds in the contest.
· Carter had tallied double-digit points in five straight games before being held to nine in the tilt with the Knights on Sunday. The junior guard, who tops the team with 12.4 points per contest, is averaging just under 14.0 in her last six games. Carter has registered double-figures in 12 games this season, including all four of the Mount's victories.
· Mount St. Mary's has carried its solid defensive effort into conference play as the Mountaineers still rank second in the NEC in scoring defense, allowing just 62.7 points per game this season, and second in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to 39.0-percent shooting from the field.
· Tuesday's tilt will mark the 32nd all-time meeting between Mount St. Mary's and Sacred Heart. The Pioneers own a 26-5 advantage in the series, including a 15-1 mark on their home court. Last season, the Mount was edged 71-64 in overtime at the Pitt Center, and fell by a 66-60 margin at Knott Arena. Sarafina Arthur-Williams posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the matchup at the Pitt Center a season ago.

SCOUTING SACRED HEART
· The Pioneers enter Tuesday's game with an 8-10 overall record and 5-1 mark in league play as they sit in second place in the Northeast Conference. They defeated Wagner by a 77-73 final on Sunday to earn their sixth straight victory, and their lone conference loss came at the hands of Robert Morris back in early January.
· Junior guard Hannah Kimmel is averaging 16.4 points per game and 18.3 per contest in conference play, while senior forward Alissa Tarsi is averaging 11.9 points and leads the conference with a .556 field goal percentage. Kimmel and Tarsi are also the team's top-two rebounders, combining for 15.2 boards a contest.

NEXT UP
The Mountaineers return to Emmitsburg to take on Wagner on Saturday (Jan. 30) as Mount St. Mary's hosts its Homecoming Weekend. Tip-off from Knott Arena is set for 6 p.m., and action can be seen for free at NECFrontRow.com.