Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Hosts Robert Morris Monday Night

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Hosts Robert Morris Monday Night

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (5-15, 3-6 NEC) vs. ROBERT MORRIS (11-9, 5-4 NEC)
Monday, February 1, 2016 | 7 p.m.
Knott Arena | Emmitsburg, Md.


Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball welcomes Robert Morris to Knott Arena for a Northeast Conference matchup on Monday, February 1 at 7 p.m. Live action of the contest can be seen for free at

· The Mountaineers topped Wagner, 64-55, on Saturday night's Homecoming game to move to 3-6 in NEC play on the year. Junior Alexis Carter posted her first career double-double in the contest, finishing the night with 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Sophomore Katrice Dickson chipped in with 15 points, the second-highest single-game total of her career, and fellow sophomore Jessica Harris added 13 points to help pace the Mount.
Carter scored 16 of her 19 points in the second half and Harris tallied 11 of her 13 as the Mountaineers scored a total of 43 points combined in the final two quarters, which marked the team's highest scoring output in a half this season. The Mount's previous high was 41 points in the second half against St. Francis Brooklyn.
The double-double for Carter was the Mountaineers' second in as many games, as she followed up Harris' career night of 18 points and 12 rebounds in the team's game at Sacred Heart last Tuesday. Carter and Harris have now combined for 26 double-digit scoring performances this season.
The Mountaineers are set to face Robert Morris for the 56th time in series history on Monday, with Mount St. Mary's holding a 33-22 advantage, including an 18-9 mark at home. The two teams matched up just two weeks ago, as Robert Morris escaped with a 61-56 victory at The Sewall Center. Carter and Harris paced the Mount in the contest with 26 points combined.

· The Colonials own an 11-9 overall record and sit in a tie for fourth place in the conference standings with a 5-4 mark. They fell at Saint Francis U, 62-54, on Saturday despite 13 points from the team's leading scorer, A Niki Stamolamprou.  The Colonials enter the matchup with the Mount on a three-game losing streak.
Robert Morris owns the top scoring defense in the NEC, holding opponents to just 59.5 points per contest. Stamolamprou tops the squad with 13.5 points per game on 38.6-percent shooting from the field, and Megan Smith (8.6) and Rebecca Navarro (8.3) are the team's other top offensive threats.

The Mountaineers hit the road for a tilt with LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, February 6 at 2 p.m.