ABOUT THE MOUNT
· Mount St. Mary's was clipped by Robert Morris last time out, 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.
· Caroline Hummell continues to lead the Mount in scoring and ranks 18th in the Northeast Conference in both points per game (10.4) and rebounds per game (5.6). Katrice Dickson (8.7 ppg) and Alexis Carter (8.5 ppg) round out the team's top-three scorers, and Carter also leads the squad and ranks ninth in the conference in rebounding (6.7 rpg).
· Grad transfer Mikal Johnson has hit a combined 10 three-pointers in the team's last three contests. She knocked down four at St. Francis Brooklyn last Saturday before drilling three in the first meeting with Sacred Heart a week ago, and followed it up with three more from downtown last time out vs. Robert Morris. Johnson has now made three or more from long range in seven games on the year, including a career-high five against Morgan State in the second tilt of the season. Johnson currently ranks seventh in the conference in three-pointers made, with 35.
· The Mount meets with Sacred Heart for the 36th time in series history on Monday with the Pioneers holding a 30-5 all-time advantage. In the meeting between the two teams just last week, Sacred Heart escaped with a 49-45 victory behind a go-ahead three-pointer from Shelby Hickey with just 25 seconds remaining. Mikal Johnson paced the Mountaineers in the contest with four three-pointers and a team-high 11 points. The Pioneers won all three matchups with the Mount a season ago, including a 66-47 victory in the first round of the NEC Playoffs.
SCOUTING SACRED HEART
The Pioneers sit in a tie for first place in the Northeast Conference with an 8-1 mark in league play and 11-9 overall record. They enter Monday's matchup on a six-game winning streak following victories over Wagner (70-56), Bryant (63-53), St. Francis Brooklyn (81-74), Wagner (62-52 OT), the Mount (49-45) and LIU Brooklyn (66-48). Hannah Kimmell leads the team and ranks fifth in the league in scoring (15.0 ppg), while Katherine Haines (11.3) and Adaysha Williams (11.0) are also averaging double-figures.
The Mount hosts Central Connecticut on February 4 at 1 p.m. Mount St. Mary's will retire former great Susie Rowlyk's jersey, and the first 250 fans at the game will receive a free Rowlyk T-Shirt.