Mount Women’s Basketball Set for Home Opener Against Morgan State

Mount Women’s Basketball Set for Home Opener Against Morgan State

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-1) vs. MORGAN STATE (0-0)
Tuesday, November 15 | 7 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena
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PROMOTIONS
The first 200 students at the game on Tuesday with a valid Mount ID will receive free Chick-fil-A.

LAST TIME OUT
Junior Caroline Hummell registered her first career double-double with a career-high 11 points and 10 rebounds, and grad transfer Mikal Johnson chipped in a team-high 14 points, but the Mount dropped its season opener at Pittsburgh, 89-54, this past Saturday. Hummell shot a team-best 57.1-percent from the field on 4-of-7 shooting and doubled her previous career high in rebounds with 10 boards. Five Panthers posted double-digit scoring performances, led by Jasmine Whitney's 17 points and Alayna Gribble and Kauia Bradley's 16 points apiece as they grabbed their first win of the season. Pittsburgh shot 48.5-percent from the field and 40-percent from downtown, while the Mount shot 35.1-percent.

TEAM LEADERS
Points per game: Mikal Johnson (14.0), Caroline Hummell (11.0), Katrice Dickson (10.0)
Rebounds per game: Hummell (10.0), Kathleen Belanger-Finn (4.0), Alexis Carter (4.0)
Assists per game: Bates (2.0), Belanger-Finn (2.0), Dickson (1.0)
Steals per game: Alexis Carter (1.0), Juliette Lawless (1.0), Hummell (1.0)
Field goal pct.: Hummell (.571), Dickson (.455), Johnson (.455)
Three-point pct.: Bates (.500), Hummell (.500), Kate Kuster (.333)

SCOUTING MORGAN STATE
Tuesday's tilt will mark the season opener for the Bears as they follow up a 13-16 overall record and 10-6 conference mark and a MEAC Quarterfinal appearance last season. Morgan State was picked fifth in the MEAC Preseason Coaches Poll, and junior guard Braennan Farrar, the team's top scorer (13.8 ppg) and leader in assists (3.2 apg) in 2015-16 was named to the Preseason All-MEAC Second Team.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Tuesday's matchup marks the 14th all-time meeting between the Mount and Morgan State as the Bears hold a slight 7-6 advantage in the series. The teams have met just three times since the Mount moved to Division I, and Morgan State has won two of the three meetings in 2006 and 2007. The Mount's last win in the series was a 77-59 victory back in 2005.

NEXT UP
The Mount heads to College Park to take on No. 6/5 Maryland on Friday, November 18 at 11 a.m.