Emmitsburg, Md. (Saturday, January 28) – The Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball team was clipped by Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon at Knott Arena, 50-44, on the Mount's Winter Homecoming Weekend.
Mikal Johnson led the Mount with 11 points as she connected on a trio of three pointers to register her third straight game with three or more from long range and seventh overall this season. Katrice Dickson added eight points, and Alexis Carter posted seven points and a team-high nine rebounds.
Anna Niki Stamolamprou led all scorers with 15 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists, while Rebeca Navarro chipped in with nine points and four helpers. Mikalah Mulrain added six points and a game-high 10 boards.
Robert Morris went on a 10-2 run over the last five minutes of the opening quarter to push its lead to 18-8 heading into the second. Navarro sparked the Colonial run with five points during the stretch.
Johnson broke a three and a half minute scoring drought for both teams to open the second as she knocked down a three from straight away to cut the Robert Morris lead to 18-11. The Mount followed with buckets on the next two possession on a tough drive and lay-in from Juliette Lawless and a layup from Carter to pull within three, 18-15, with 4:39 remaining in the half.
The Colonials extended their lead to 22-15 over the ensuing three-plus minutes, but Carter answered with a three-pointer from the wing in the final minute of play to trim the Mount's deficit to 24-18 at the halftime break.
Mount St. Mary's posted its own 10-2 run to open the third quarter to take its first lead of the contest, 28-26. Johnson and Ashlee White ignited the rally with three-pointers, before Caroline Hummell and Dickson converted back-to-back layups to put the Mountaineers up by a pair.
Robert Morris answered back with the game's next 11 points, led by six from Nneka Ezeigbo, to retake a 37-28 lead at the 3:18 mark. Johnson put an end to the Robert Morris spurt with her third three-pointer of the contest, and Lawless registered the final three points of the quarter to trim the Colonial lead to 37-34 at the end of three.
A layup from Johnson to open the fourth brought the Mount within one point, 37-36, but the Colonials responded with the next six to push their advantage back to seven, 43-36.
The Mountaineers cut it to three, 45-42, with just over one minute remaining following a pair of free throws from Lawless and a rebound and putback from Carter, but that was as close as they would get as the Colonials closed out the 50-44 victory to improve to 11-9 overall and 6-3 in NEC play. With the loss, the Mount falls to 5-15 overall and 3-6 in conference.
The Mount continues its home stand with a matchup against Sacred Heart on Monday, January 30 at 7 p.m. Watch live at NECFrontRow.com.