Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson Monday

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson Monday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-18, 4-9 NEC) vs. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (10-16, 7-6 NEC)
Monday, February 15 | 7 p.m.
Knott Arena | Emmitsburg, Md.


Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to Knott Arena for a Northeast Conference tilt on Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. Live video will be available for free via

· The Mountaineers were edged by Saint Francis U on Saturday, 73-64, but remain in playoff position in eighth place in the Northeast Conference. Kayla Bates registered a career-high 17 points, Alexis Carter posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Caroline Hummell scored a career-high 10 points to pace Mount St. Mary's. The Mount led for all but one minute in the first half, but a strong fourth quarter propelled the Red Flash to the nine-point victory.
The double-double for Carter was the third of her career and second in as many games. The junior registered 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds against Wagner last Monday before following it up with another double-double on Saturday. Carter has posted double-digit scoring performances in 10 of her last 11 games, and has pulled down double-figure rebounds in three of the last four.
Mount St. Mary's sits just one win shy from becoming the first NEC women's basketball program to reach 700 victories. The Mountaineers have posted 20 or more wins in a season 17 different times.
The Mount and Fairleigh Dickinson are set to battle for the 52nd time in series history on Monday with the Mountaineers holding a 27-24 edge, including a 17-9 mark at home. The Knights topped Mount St. Mary's earlier this season, 66-53, behind 41 combined points from Kelsey Cruz and Erika Livermore.

· The Knights sit in fifth place in the NEC with a 7-6 conference mark after topping third-place Robert Morris, 60-52, on Saturday. Cruz led the team with 23 points, and the Knights have now won three of their last four contests.
Cruz (18.5 ppg) and Livermore (17.4) rank third and fourth in the conference in scoring, respectively, as the duo is combining for nearly 54-percent of the team's points. Livermore also ranks fourth in the NEC in rebounding, averaging 8.0 per game.

The Mount begins a road trip with a matchup at Bryant on Saturday, February 20 at 1 p.m.