Emmitsburg, Md. (November 22, 2016)--Katrice Dickson scored a team-high 16 points, but a strong fourth quarter led Lehigh past Mount St. Mary's, 74-57, in a non-conference matchup at Knott Arena on Tuesday afternoon.
Behind eight points from Dickson, the Mountaineers (1-4) held a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. Dickson scored eight of the Mount's final 10 points of the period, including a long three-pointer at the buzzer for a three-point lead.
Lehigh used an 11-0 surge to take a 25-16 advantage, and held a 30-21 lead midway through the second quarter. The Mount rattled off 10 unanswered points to regain the lead. Kayla Agentowicz converted a jumper in the paint and Dickson nailed a three-pointer to start the run. Juliette Lawless added a nice drive to the basket, and Stacey Koutris buried a three-pointer from the left wing to give the Mount a 31-30 lead with 1:22 left in the first half. Lehigh's Taylor Campbell countered with a triple of her own as Lehigh went to the locker room with a 33-31 lead.
Dickson was tremendous in the first half, scoring all 16 of her points while hitting 4-of-4 from beyond the three-point arc. The Mount shot 40.0 percent in the half and was 5-for-11 from downtown. Lehigh shot 36.4 percent in the opening 20 minutes.
The game remained tight in the throughout the third quarter. Kathleen Belanger-Finn, coming off a career-best 22 points on Sunday against Fairfield, converted a drive to the basket to cut the Mount deficit to 39-38. Lehigh (4-1) was able to regain the momentum, taking a 48-40 lead, but the Mount countered with a 6-2 spurt to cut the margin to 50-46 after three quarters of play.
The Mountain Hawks outscored the Mount, 24-11, in the final period to secure the win. An Ashlee White jumper made the score 56-50 with 7:23 remaining before Lehigh went on an 8-to-1 run to grab a 64-51 advantage. The Mount was unable to cut the gap under double figures the rest of the way.
Dickson finished the game with 16 points, two assists and two blocks to pace the Mountaineers. Hummell added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds while Carter chipped in 10 points, six boards, three assists and three steals.
Quinci Mann led Lehigh with 23 points, going 6-of-18 from the field and 9-of-9 at the charity stripe. Hannah Hedstrom added 14 points in the victory.
The Mount finished the contest 22-of-59 (.373) from the field and 6-of-22 (.273) from three-point range. Lehigh converted 25-of-64 (.391) from the field and was 6-of-24 (.250) from beyond the arc. The Mountain Hawks were 18-of-25 (.720) at the foul line compared to the Mount's 7-of-11 (.636).
Mount St. Mary's are now off for eight days, returning to the court for a home game against Coppin State on Wednesday, November 30. Tip-off is set at 7:00 p.m. at Knott Arena.