Staten Island, N.Y. (February 8, 2016) – Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball topped Wagner by a 59-50 margin on Monday night at the Spiro Sports Center to complete the season sweep of the Seahawks and grab its fourth Northeast Conference victory of the season.
Junior Alexis Carter posted her second career double-double to lead the Mount, finishing the contest with 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Carter has posted the two highest rebound totals of her career against Wagner, as she pulled down 13 boards in the last meeting with the Seahawks. Sophomore Jessica Harris scored 12 points, including eight in the second half, and added eight rebounds to help pace the Mount.
Mount St. Mary's held Wagner to just 16 points in the second half of play on 6-of-29 (20.7-percent) shooting from the field, including a 0-for-12 mark from three-point range
Jasmine Nwajei of Wagner led all scorers with 33 points in the tilt on 12-of-30 shooting from the field.
Harris' layup at the 3:10 mark of the third period tied the game at 42-42, and the sophomore followed with a pair of layups in the ensuing three minutes of play to give Mount St. Mary's a 46-42 advantage as the Mountaineers took the four-point advantage into the final quarter.
The Mount held a seven-point advantage, 52-45, at the midway point of the fourth period, before a Katrice Dickson layup and a pair of free throws from Jody Chickey gave the Mountaineers their largest lead of the contest, 56-45, with just 1:29 remaining.
After a Nwajei layup cut Wagner's deficit back to single-digits, Carter responded with a layup in the final minute to seal the victory for the Mount.
The Seahawks grabbed their biggest lead of the first half at the midway mark of the second quarter as a Julia McClure three-pointer gave the team a 29-25 advantage. Harris answered with four straight points for the Mount to tie the contest up at 29-all with just over two minutes remaining in the half.
Kayla Bates registered the Mount's final four points of the period, but Wagner headed into the halftime break with a 34-33 lead. Carter and Katrice Dickson combined for 17 points to lead the Mountaineers in the half.
The Mount went on a 9-0 run coming out of the first media timeout to extend its lead to 18-8 at the 2:34 mark of the first period. Kathleen Belanger-Finn and Carter spurred the rally with back-to-back three-pointers before Carter tallied the next three points to give the Mountaineers the 10-point advantage. Nwajei answered with Wagner's final seven points of the quarter to close the gap to 20-15 after one.
The Mountaineers outrebounded the Seahawks 51-38 in the contest, marking their most rebounds and second largest rebound margin in a game this season.