Mount Women’s Basketball Battles Wagner on Homecoming Saturday

Mount Women’s Basketball Battles Wagner on Homecoming Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-15, 2-6 NEC) vs. WAGNER (3-16, 1-7 NEC)
Saturday, January 30 | 6 p.m.
Knott Arena | Emmitsburg, Md.

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Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball returns home to face Wagner on Saturday (Jan. 30) as part of the Mount's Winter Homecoming Weekend. Tip-off from Knott Arena is set for 6 p.m., and action can be seen for free on NECFrontRow.com.

MOUNT STORYLINES
· The Mountaineers play their first home game since January 11 as they return to Emmitsburg following a four-game road swing. The Mount dropped a pair of contests last week, falling at Fairleigh Dickinson (66-53) and at Sacred Heart (61-58). The Mountaineers came all the way back from down 14 points in the third quarter at Sacred Heart and held the lead with under 20 seconds remaining, but a late Pioneer bucket with five seconds left proved to be the game winner.
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Sophomore forward Jessica Harris posted her first career double-double in the contest, tallying 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to lead the way for the Mount. Junior guard Alexis Carter chipped in with 13 points, all coming in the second half, and junior guard Kathleen Belanger-Finn was the Mount's other double-digit scorer with 10 points.
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The Mount's defense continues to shine, ranking second in the Northeast Conference in points allowed at 62.6 per game, and second in opponents' field goal percentage at 39.1-percent.
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The Mountaineers face Wagner for the 55th time in series history on Saturday with the Mount holding a 39-15 advantage, including a 21-7 mark at home. The Mount enters the matchup on a 10-game win streak against Wagner, dating back to 2011. Last season, Mount St. Mary's topped the Seahawks in Staten Island, 60-58, and downed them in Emmitsburg, 68-65. Sarafina Arthur-Williams posted a double-double in the tilt at Knott Arena with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
· Mount St. Mary's icons Susie Rowlyk and Bill Sheahan were elected to the Northeast Conference Hall of Fame on Wednesday as part of the league's sixth induction class. Click here to read more on Rowlyk and Sheahan.

SCOUTING WAGNER
· The Seahawks sit in a tie for ninth place in the league standings with a 1-7 mark in NEC play and 3-16 overall record. Their lone win came on Tuesday as they topped St. Francis Brooklyn, 70-53, behind 31 points from Jasmine Nwajei.
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Nwajei, the reigning NEC Player of the Week, is leading the conference and ranks second in the nation with 26.7 points per game. The junior guard scored 84 points in the team's pair of games last week, including an NEC-record 53 points against Sacred Heart. Nwajei has taken over 40-percent of the team's total field goals, but is shooting just 38.7-percent from the field, including a 26.6-percent mark from three-point land. Sophomore forward Sofia Roma is tied for first in the conference with 10.3 rebounds per contest.

NEXT UP
The Mount hosts Robert Morris on Monday, February 1 at 7 p.m. Live video can be seen for free at NECFrontRow.com.