Emmitsburg, Md. (January 30, 2016) – Junior Alexis Carter scored 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to power Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball past Wagner, 64-55, in a Northeast Conference matchup Saturday night at Knott Arena.
Carter, who registered 16 of her 19 points in the second half, collected the first double-double of her career and also set a new career-high with 13 rebounds. Sophomore Katrice Dickson added 15 points as she fell just shy of her career high of 16. Sophomore Jessica Harris was the Mount's other double-digit scorer, finishing with 13 points, including 11 in the second half.
Jasmine Nwajei tallied a team-high 22 points to lead the Seahawks, while Sofia Roma registered 13 points and a career-high 22 rebounds.
Wagner held a four-point lead at the halftime break, 25-21, but the Mount outscored the Seahawks by a 23-11 margin in the third period to take control of the contest.
The Mount took its first lead of the second half at the 3:39 mark of the third quarter after a Kayla Bates steal led to a three-pointer from Carter as the Mountaineers jumped on top, 34-33.
Mount St. Mary's and Wagner exchanged buckets on the ensuing two possessions, before the Mount went on an 8-1 run to close out the period. Jody Chickey started the rally with a pair of free throws, and Carter and Dickson followed with a layup apiece to push the team's lead to 42-35 with under a minute to play in the frame. Carter capped the run with a jumper off a feed from Chickey in the final minute as the Mountaineers headed into the fourth quarter with a 44-36 advantage.
Wagner cut its deficit to three points, 47-44, with 6:36 to play, but the Mount answered with the next eight points to extend its lead back to 11, 55-44, at the 4:46 mark. The Seahawks weren't able to make a comeback in the final minutes as the Mount went on for the 64-55 victory.
With the win, Mount St. Mary's improves to 3-6 in Northeast Conference play, while Wagner falls to 1-8.
The Mount returns to action this Monday (Feb. 1) for a tilt with Robert Morris at 7 p.m. at Knott Arena. Visit NECFrontRow.com to watch free video of the contest.