Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Battles Loyola on Saturday

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball Battles Loyola on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-4) at LOYOLA (2-4)
Saturday, December 3 | 1 p.m.
Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena


* The Mount held off a late fourth-quarter comeback by Coppin State to register a 54-48 on Wednesday night at Knott Arena. The Mountaineers entered the fourth quarter with a healthy 13-point lead, but the Eagles trimmed the deficit to as little as four late in the contest. The Mount held off Coppin State in the final minutes to claim the six-point victory and improve to 2-4 on the year. Caroline Hummell and Mikal Johnson dropped 14 points apiece and combined for 16 rebounds to lead the Mount in the tilt. Hummell grabbed nine boards, finishing just one rebound shy of her third double-double of the season.
* The Mountaineers held Coppin State to just 22-percent shooting in the contest and 48 points total, marking their best defensive output of the season.
* The Mount is now 2-0 this season when holding a lead at halftime and 79-29 with a halftime advantage under Head Coach Bryan Whitten.
* Junior center Caroline Hummell has now recorded double-digit scoring performances in five of the team's opening six games after scoring double figures in just one game total in the previous two seasons combined. Hummell ranks fourth among all Northeast Conference players with a 57.1-percent field goal percentage, seventh in rebounding (7.8 rpg), eigtth in blocked shots (1.0 bpg) and 11th in scoring (13.7 ppg).
* Alexis Carter pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds on Wednesday to collect her first double-figure rebound night of the season and sixth of her career. The Mount owns a 4-2 in Carter's career when she registers double-digit rebounds.

The Greyhounds sit at 2-4 on the year with their pair of victories coming against St. Francis Brooklyn (69-60) and Lipscomb (74-30). They're averaging 57.8 points per contest, led by Bri Betz-White, who's the lone Greyhound in double-figures with 16.5 points a game. Lauren Daugherty ranks second on the team in scoring (7.5 ppg) and is tied with Betz-White for the team-lead in rebounding (4.0 rpg).

Mount St. Mary's matches up with Loyola for the 38th time in series history on Saturday with the Mount holding a 23-14 edge. The Greyhounds have won each of the last two contests, including a 65-63 victory last season in Emmitsburg.

The Mount returns to Emmitsburg for a matchup with UMES on Wednesday, December 7 at 4 p.m.