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· Freshman Ashlee White scored a career-high 20 points to lift Mount St. Mary's past first-place Saint Francis U, 66-58, on Saturday at DeGol Arena. The victory was the fourth straight for the Mountaineers as they improved to 7-6 in league play and 9-15 overall. White went 5-of-7 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for her career-best 20 points. The rookie point guard also added five rebounds and a career-high four assists in just 23 minutes played. Caroline Hummell registered 13 points and seven rebounds, while Alexis Carter and Mikal Johnson chipped in with 10 apiece and combined for 15 rebounds.
· During the Mountaineers' current four-game winning streak, they've topped three of the top four teams in the conference. A 61-59 win over Sacred Heart on January 30 began the streak, and the Mount followed with wins over Central Connecticut (81-66) and Bryant (61-53) last week before taking down Saint Francis U (66-58) on Saturday. Sacred Heart and Saint Francis U are both tied for the top spot in the league while Central Connecticut sits in fourth place.
· Since instituting its new starting lineup nine games ago, the Mount owns a 6-3 record with the new unit. Ashlee White is averaging 9.1 points per game during the stretch, and has tallied four of her five career double-digit scoring performances in the span. Alexis Carter is averaging 12.3 points per contest in her new role coming off the bench over the past nine games.
· Caroline Hummell leads the team this season with 10.7 points per game, while Alexis Carter (9.4 ppg) and Mikal Johnson (8.6) round out the squad's top-three scorers. Carter and Hummell and also the Mount's top pair of rebounders, averaging nearly 13 boards combined per game.
· The Mount owns a 33-24 advantage over RMU all-time, but the Colonials have won eight straight in the series, including a 50-44 victory earlier this season in Emmitsburg behind 15 points from Anna Niki Stamolamprou. Mikal Johnson paced the Mount in the contest with 11 points. The Mountaineers are 14-13 all-time on Robert Morris' home court.
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The Colonials enter Monday's tilt on a seven-game winning streak after cruising past Wagner, 74-41, on Saturday, and currently sit in a tie for first place in the conference standings. RMU is averaging 62.6 points per game, good for second-most in the league, and owns the conference's top scoring defense, allowing just 57.9 per game to opponents. Anna Niki Stamolamprou ranks second in the NEC in scoring (16.3 ppg), while Megan Smith (11.2) is the other Colonial averaging double-figures on the year.
The Mount travels to New Jersey for a matchup with Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, February 18 at 2 p.m.