ABOUT THE MOUNT
· Mount St. Mary's hung tough with Central Connecticut, but wasn't able to hand the Blue Devils their first loss in league play, falling by a 68-58 margin last Monday night at Detrick Gymnasium. Caroline Hummell registered 13 points for her 10th double-figure scoring night of the season and fourth in her last five contests. Mikal Johnson tallied 11 points and four rebounds, and Alexis Carter added eight points and a team-high seven rebounds.
· Mount St. Mary's has seen an uptick in bench scoring over the past seven games as bench players have averaged 23.3 points per contest during the span. The Mount received 28 points from non-starters at Howard, 37 at William & Mary, 18 at West Virginia, a season-high 43 in the win over Wagner, and double-figures in each of the last two contests as well. Prior to that, the team's bench provided 18 points just one time, coming against Lehigh back in late November. In the victory over Wagner, the team's top three scorers (Agentowicz, White & Lawless) all came off the bench, combining for 39 points in the contest.
· Junior center Caroline Hummell has recorded double figures in 10 of the team's first 15 games after scoring double digits in just one game total in her previous two seasons combined. Hummell currently ranks 12th in the league in scoring (11.7 ppg) and ninth in field goal percentage (.424).
· Katrice Dickson's junior season has gotten off to a hot start as the Hagerstown, Md. native currently ranks second on the squad with 8.6 points per game and leads the team in three-point shooting with a 38.6-percent mark. Dickson, who's hit at least one three in nine games this season, owns the third-best three-point shooting percentage in the Northeast Conference.
· The Mount will meet with Saint Francis U for the 62nd time in series history on Saturday with the Red Flash holding a 33-28 advantage.
· Mount St. Mary's and Fairleigh Dickinson are set to matchup for the 53rd time as the Mount owns a 28-24 advantage. The two teams split a pair last season as both won on their home courts. The Mount cruised to a 71-55 victory in Emmitsburg behind a career-high 23 points from Alexis Carter.
SCOUTING SAINT FRANCIS U
The Red Flash rolled to a 79-62 victory last time out over St. Francis Brooklyn to improve to 6-9 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Their three league wins have come at the hands of Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn and St. Francis Brooklyn, while their lone loss was at Sacred Heart. SFU is leading the league with 78.1 points per game, but is also surrendering the most points to opponents (80.9 ppg). Sophomore Jessica Kovatch tops all conference players with 20.5 points per contest, while grad forward Ace Harrison ranks fifth in the league in scoring (14.4 ppg) and first in rebounding (9.8 rpg).
SCOUTING FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
The Knights enter their contest on Saturday at Central Connecticut with a 3-12 mark on the year and 1-3 record in NEC play. Their lone conference win came at Wagner, while they've dropped matchups with Saint Francis U, Robert Morris and Bryant. Redshirt senior forward Brianna Thomas leads FDU with 12.6 points per game, while senior guard Kiana Brown ranks second in scoring (9.3 ppg) and first in assists (2.9 apg).
Mount St. Mary's heads to St. Francis Brooklyn for a matchup on January 21 at 1 p.m.