ABOUT THE MOUNT
· The Mountaineers topped LIU Brooklyn, 56-43, on Senior Day Saturday to improve to 12-16 overall and 10-7 in conference play. The Mount held the Blackbirds to just 12 points in the second half and a 13-percent shooting mark to post the comeback win. Mikal Johnson registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Alexis Carter also added 14 points and Ashlee White chipped in with 10.
· The win was the seventh in the last eight contests for the Mountaineers as they remain in a tie for fourth place in the league with Bryant. The Mount can clinch the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and a first round home game with a win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Monday AND a loss by Bryant, or a win over St. Francis Brooklyn AND a win by Sacred Heart. For a full list of playoff and tiebreaking scenarios, click here.
· Junior center Caroline Hummell and senior guard Alexis Carter rank top-two on the squad in both scoring and rebounding. The duo are combining for 20.4 points per game and over 12.1 rebounds a contest, and have each registered a three double-doubles on the year.
· The Mountaineers rank third in the conference in both three-point percentage and free throw percentage. The Mount is shooting at a 31.5-percent clip from downtown, paced by Carter (36.9-percent), and owns a 71.5-percent mark from the line, led by Hummell (79.4).
· The Mount is set to meet with St. Francis Brooklyn for the 56th time in series history on Monday with the Mount holding a big 51-4 advantage, including a 26-1 mark all-time at home. In the meeting earlier this season on the Terriers' home court, the Mountaineers came away with a 62-44 victory behind 12 points apiece from Mikal Johnson, Kayla Agentowicz and Juliette Lawless.
SCOUTING ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
The Terriers sit in eighth place in the Northeast Conference with a 5-12 league mark, and have already clinched a spot in the playoffs. They enter Monday's matchup having lost eight of their last nine contests, including a 77-41 loss at the hands of Central Connecticut on Saturday. Three Terriers are averaging double-figures on the year, led by Olivia Levey's 12.0 points per game. Alex Delaney and Maria Palarino have helped pace the offense with 10.3 pointer per contest.
The first round matchups of the Northeast Conference playoffs take place on Sunday, March 5 at the home of the higher seeds.