ABOUT THE MOUNT
· The Mount is coming off its third straight win last time out as Alexis Carter tallied a game-high 17 points and Caroline Hummell registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to power Mount St. Mary's past Bryant, 61-53, this past Monday. Carter went 6-of-10 from the field for her 17 points as the senior collected her ninth double-digit effort of the season to go along with eight rebounds. Hummell went a perfect 4-for-4 in the opening half, tallying eight of her 11 points in the pair of quarters, and finished the contest with the third double-double of her career. With the victory, the Mountaineers improved to 6-6 in league play and 8-15 overall as they leaped ahead of Bryant in the standings, moving into sole possession of fifth place
· Hummell's double-double against Bryant was the first for the junior since the second game of the season, as she opened the campaign with back-to-back double-doubles in the first two games. Hummell currently leads the team with 13 games with double-figure points this season, and is tied with Alexis Carter for the team-lead in double-doubles (3).
· Carter has registered double-figure points in each contest during the Mount's three-game winning streak, and now ranks 13th among conference players in scoring in league games (12.3 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (8.3 rpg).
· Grad transfer Mikal Johnson has knocked down three or more from long range in five of the last six contests, including four in wins over Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut in two of the team's last three games. Johnson, who has 20 three-pointers during the six-game stretch, currently ranks seventh in the Northeast Conference in three-pointers made, with 45.
· Mount St. Mary's meets with Saint Francis U for the 63rd time in series history on Saturday with the Red Flash holding a 34-28 advantage. Saint Francis U has won each of the last four contests, including a 97-88 victory earlier this season in Emmitsburg behind 20-plus points from Jessica Kovatch, Katie Reese and Ace Harrison. Alexis Carter led the Mount with a career-high 24 points, while Katrice Dickson tied her career-high with 16 points.
· The Mount tallied 88 points in the first tilt vs. Saint Francis U earlier this season, marking the highest scoring output for the team on the year. The Mount shot 45-percent from the field in the contest, tying its best shooting percentage of the season.
SCOUTING SAINT FRANCIS U
The Red Flash sit in first place in the NEC with a 10-2 league record and 13-10 overall mark. They enter Saturday's matchup having won nine of their last 10 games after topping LIU Brooklyn (74-30) and St. Francis Brooklyn (75-59) last week. SFU is the highest scoring team in the league, averaging 77.8 points per game, and sophomore Jessica Kovatch is the conference's top scorer with 21.1 points per contest. Katie Reese (13.4 ppg) and Ace Harrison (12.6) are the other two Red Flash players averaging double-digits this season.
The Mount heads to Robert Morris for a matchup on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m.