Women’s Basketball Opens Road Swing at St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday

Women’s Basketball Opens Road Swing at St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-13, 2-4 NEC) at ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN (5-12, 3-3 NEC)
Saturday, January 21 | 1 p.m.
Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. | Pope Physical Education Center
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ABOUT THE MOUNT
· Senior Alexis Carter registered her seventh career double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds to fuel Mount St. Mary's to a 61-50 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson this past Monday at Knott Arena. Carter reached double-double territory in the first half, tallying 14 points and 10 boards in the opening two quarters, be­fore adding four points and five rebounds in the second half of play to help the Mount close out the victory. Carter's strong performance came on the heels of a career-high 24 points against Saint Francis U. Ashlee White chipped in with 11 points in the win over FDU as the rookie notched her second straight double-digit scoring performance, and Caroline Hummell helped pace the Mount with eight points and six rebounds.
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The Mount's bench has provided an offensive spark of late, scoring 18 or more points in seven of the last nine games after reaching 18 points just once in the opening eight games of the season. The Mount's bench has averaged 26.4 points per game over the last nine contests, and has put up 43 points on a pair of occasions (vs. Wagner and Saint Francis U), 37 at William & Mary and 32 last time out in the win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
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Mount St. Mary's currently ranks fourth in the NEC in three-point percentage, led by Katrice Dickson, who tops the squad and ranks fifth in the league with a 37-percent mark from long range. Four other Mountaineers are shooting 33-percent or better from three-point range, including Caroline Hummell (.364), Stacey Koutris (.364), Kayla bAtes (.348) and Alexis Carter (.333).
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The Mount has now held a rebounding advantage in four of its last six games after outrebounding opponents in just one game prior to that. The Mountaineers registered 39 boards in the conference opener at LIU Brooklyn while holding a +10 advantage over the Blackbirds, and followed it up with a +4 margin in the win over Wagner in the team's next game. Against Saint Francis U, the Mount registered its third-highest rebounding total in a game this season, collecting 43 boards for a +7 margin, and just racked up its most rebounds in a game (46) last time out in the victory over Fairleigh Dickinson.
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The Mount meets with St. Francis Brooklyn for the 55th time in series history on Saturday with the Mount holding a big 50-4 edge.
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Mount St. Mary's swept the season series last year, posting a 66-56 win in Emmitsburg behind 18 points from Alexis Carter and 10 from Kayla bates, and a 57-40 win in Brooklyn. The Mount owns a 23-3 all-time record on St. Francis Brooklyn's home court.

SCOUTING ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
The Terriers sit at 5-12 overall and 3-3 in conference following a loss last time out against Sacred Heart. Their wins in league play have come against Bryant (63-47), Robert Morris (56-49) and LIU Brooklyn (56-54). Senior forward Olivia Levey is averaging 12.2 points per game to lead the squad, and places ninth overall in the conference. Sophomore forward Maria Palarino tops the squad in rebounding (6.6 rpg) and ranks second in scoring (10.8 ppg).

NEXT UP
The Mount battles Sacred Heart on Monday, January 23 in a rematch of last year's first round playoff matchup. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. from the Pitt Center, and action can be seen for free at NECFrontRow.com.