Emmitsburg, Md. (February 1, 2016) – Senior guard Jody Chickey dropped a career-high 21 points, but the Mount St. Mary's fourth-quarter comeback fell just short, as the Mountaineers dropped a 74-67 decision to Robert Morris in Northeast Conference women's basketball action Monday night at Knott Arena.
Chickey finished 7-of-11 from the field to shatter her previous career high of 13 points, which she set back in 2014 at NC State. The senior also added five assists and four rebounds in the contest. Junior Alexis Carter tallied 15 points and sophomore Jessica Harris chipped in with 10 to help pace the offense.
Anna Niki Stamolamprou led Robert Morris on the night with 21 points, while Janee Brown added 14 and Leah Wormack registered 10.
The Mount trailed by 14 points heading into the final quarter, and a layup from Brown on the opening possession gave Robert Morris its biggest lead of the contest, 54-38.
Midway through the period, the Mountaineers scored on three straight possessions to cut their deficit to just nine, 58-49. Chickey, Harris and Sarafina Arthur-Williams tallied a bucket apiece to spur the rally. Just over two minutes later, Chickey hit a jumper and converted a pair of free throws on back-to-back possessions to trim the Robert Morris lead to just seven, 62-55.
The Mount stayed within eight points of the Colonials in the ensuing three minutes of play, before Kayla Bates drove to the hole for a layup to cut the deficit to six, 68-62.
Robert Morris converted its next four free throws to extend its lead to nine with just 28 seconds remaining, as the Colonials sealed their sixth NEC victory of the season.
The Mount hits the road to face LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, February 6 at 2 p.m. Visit NECFrontRow.com for free video of the contest.