Posted: Mar 01, 2018
ABOUT THE MOUNT
- The Mountaineers take on Saint Francis U for the 65th time in series history on Friday with the Red Flash holding a 35-29 advantage. The Mount owns a 19-14 mark all-time against SFU at Knott Arena.
- Prior to the game, Mount St. Mary's will honor Katrice Dickson, Kaitlyn Eisenhard, Caroline Hummell, and Stacey Koutris with a Senior Day ceremony. The four seniors in this year's class have combined to play in 314 career games with the Mountaineers, while registering 1,573 points, 802 rebounds and 210 assists. Dickson and Hummell, two of the team's four captains, both rank among the top-five on the team in both scoring and rebounding this season.
- In the first meeting between the Mount and SFU earlier this season, the Mount tied things in regulation with just four seconds on the clock as Daly Sullivan banked in a three-pointer from an odd angle in the corner to send the game into the extra period. The Red Flash eventually came away with the 92-88 victory in overtime as Jessica Kovatch scored five points in the final minute-plus to seal the victory. Caroline Hummell scored a team-high 21 points for the Mountaineers of 8-of-12 shooting, while Sullivan registered 20 points, which included a 6-for-12 mark from deep.
- The Mount is coming off a 69-68 loss last time out at Wagner, which was the team's fifth loss this season by five points or less. The Mount had five players reach double-figures in the game for the first time this season, led by Settle, who notched her first career double-double with a career-best 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Caroline Hummell and Dickson chipped in with 11 points apiece, and Daly Sullivan and Hunter Rowson each added 10.
- Mount St. Mary's currently sits in a tie for seventh place in the NEC along with LIU Brooklyn and Central Connecticut with a 6-10 league mark. The Mount has three players averaging double-figures on the year in Juliette Lawless (10.9), Katrice Dickson (10.8) and Daly Sullivan (10.0). Lawless leads the Mount in points, rebounds, assists and steals in breakout junior campaign.
SCOUTING SAINT FRANCIS U
- The Red Flash, who sit in a tie for first place in the Northeast Conference with a 14-2 league mark and 19-9 overall record, enter the contest on a three-game winning streak after topping Fairleigh Dickinson, Central Connecticut and Bryant in the last week and a half.
- SFU boasts the conference's top offense at 81.0 points per game, but is also surrendering a league-high 73.2 points to opponents. Jessica Kovatch is the top scorer in the NEC, averaging 24.3 points per contest, while rookie Caitlyn Kroll ranks sixth with 13.5 a game.