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.
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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 NECFrontRow.com.
· 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.
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· 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.