Mount Women’s Basketball Travels to Face Fifth-Ranked Maryland

Mount Women’s Basketball Travels to Face Fifth-Ranked Maryland

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-1) at NO. 6/5 MARYLAND (2-0)
Friday, November 18 | 11 a.m.
College Park, Md. | XFINITY Center
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GAME NOTES

LAST TIME OUT
The Mountaineers collected their first win of the season on Tuesday, topping Morgan State by a 65-50 margin. Caroline Hummell led the way with a career-high 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Mikal Johnson hit five three-pointers en route to a 19-point night. The Mount stepped up its defense in the openeing half, holding Morgan State to 0-18 shooting in the first quarter and 2-33 in the first half (6.1 percent).

DOUBLING UP
Junior center Caroline Hummell registered her second straight double-double in Tuesday's win over Morgan State. Hummell, who recorded just one game with double-figure points in her career prior to the season, has now tallied back-to-back double-digit scoring and rebounding games to open the 2016-17 campaign.  The Brights Grove, Ontario native posted a career night against Morgan State with career highs in points (28), rebounds (14), field goals (8), three-pointers (3), free throws (9) and minutes (33) to lead the squad to a 65-50 victory.

MAKING HER MARK
Grad transfer Mikal Johnson has made an immediate impact on the 2016-17 Mountaineer squad. Johnson is one of two Mount players, along with Hummell, to score in double-figures in each of the team's opening two games. The guard led the team with 14 points in the season opener at Pitt, and followed with a 19-point performance in the win over Morgan State. Johnson knocked down five three-pointers in the contest, becoming the first Mountaineer to drain five or more in a game since Alexis Carter hit six three-pointers on her way to a career-high 23 points against Fairleigh Dickinson last year.

SCOUTING MARYLAND
The Terrapins are ranked fifth in the nation in the AP Poll and sixth in the USA Today Coaches Poll following a 2-0 start to the season. They've tallied 100-plus points in each of their first two games, downing UMass Lowell by a 100-44 margin and topping UMES, 106-61. Five Maryland players are averaging double digits, led by senior Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (16.5 ppg), junior Kaila Charles (12.5) and freshman Destiny Slocum (12.5).

INSIDE THE SERIES
Friday's matchup marks the seventh all-time meeting between Mount St. Mary's and Maryland. The Terrapins have won each of the six prior meetings, including a 109-45 victory in the last matchup back in 2014.

NEXT UP
The Mount returns to Emmitsburg for a matchup with Fairfield on Sunday, November 22 at 2 p.m. Action can be seen for free at NECFrontRow.com.