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).
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.
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.
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.