Mount Women’s Basketball Takes On LIU Brooklyn in Conference Opener Thursday

Mount Women’s Basketball Takes On LIU Brooklyn in Conference Opener Thursday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S at LIU BROOKLYN
Thursday, December 29 | 2 p.m.
Steinberg Wellness Center | Brooklyn, N.Y.
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ABOUT THE MOUNT
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The Mount wrapped up its non-conference slate with a tilt at 13th-ranked West Virginia last Wednesday, falling to WVU by a 77-45 final in Morgantown. Junior center Caroline Hummell dropped a team-high 13 points to go along with seven rebounds to pace the Mount, while sophomore guard Juliette Lawless registered seven points as she finished just one shy of her career high.
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Caroline Hummell posted her seventh double-digit scoring performance of the season last time out with a 13-point performance. Hummell leads the Mountaineers in both scoring (11.9 ppg) and rebounding (5.8 rpg) this year, and ranks among the top-13 among NEC players in both categories.
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Mount St. Mary's has seen an uptick in bench scoring over the last three contests, receiving 28 points from non-starters at Howard, 37 at William & Mary and 18 against WVU. Prior to the last three games, the team's bench reached 18 points in a contest just one time (vs. Lehigh).
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Senior guard Alexis Carter, who transferred to the Mount prior to her junior campaign, has racked up 437 points through 40 career games played with the Mount and sits just 63 shy of the 500-point mark. The Woodbridge, Va. native continues to climb the Mount's all-time scoring list, currently ranking 72nd in program history.
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The Mount matches up with LIU Brooklyn for the 53rd time in series history on Thursday with the Mount holding a 32-20 edge. Last season, the Blackbirds swept the season series with a 61-51 victory in Emmitsburg and a 53-50 win in Brooklyn.

SCOUTING LIU BROOKLYN
The Blackbirds are just 1-10 this season with their lone win coming against Stony Brook in early December. LIU enters the matchup with the Mount on a four-game losing streak after falling to UMBC last time out. Shanovia Dove leads the squad with 13.7 points per game, while Aja Boyd tops the team in rebounding (5.5 rpg) and ranks second in scoring (9.1 ppg).

NEXT UP
The Mount hosts Wagner in a New Year's Eve matchup on December 31 at noon. Action can be seen for free at NECFrontRow.com.