MOUNT ST. MARY'S (12-12, 6-7 NEC) at BRYANT (7-17, 5-8 NEC)
Saturday, February 23 | 1:00 p.m.
Smithfield, Rhode Island | Chace Athletic Center
>>> The Mountaineers kick off a two-game road trip at Bryant on Saturday afternoon. Opening tip from the Chace Athletic Center is set for 1 p.m.
>>> Bryant owns an 11-9 advantage in the all-time series against the Mount, including a 6-4 record in Smithfield. Back in January in the opening meeting between the two teams, Bryant erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter and came away with a 73-68 victory at Knott Arena. Michaela Harrison led the Mountaineers in the tilt with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Jatarrikah Settle added 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, while Rebecca Lee and Juliette Lawless each netted 10 points.
>>> Rebecca Lee and Juliette Lawless each registered 20-plus point efforts to lead Mount St. Mary's to an 81-66 victory over Wagner on Monday night at Knott Arena. Lee went 9-of-11 from the field to record a career-high 22 points, while also pulling down seven rebounds in the contest. Lawless shot 5-of-8 overall and went a perfect 4-of-4 from long range as she finished with 20 points and seven boards to collect her 10th 20-plus point performance of the season. Jatarrikah Settle chipped in with 11 points, six boards, six assists and four steals, and Michaela Harrison finished with 10 points and three helpers.
>>> Maria Marchesano collected her 100th career victory as a head coach in Monday's win over Wagner. Marchesano recorded 27 wins in two seasons at Urbana University, 52 in three seasons at Walsh University, and has 21 at the Mount.
>>> Lee (22 pts) and Lawless (20) led the Mount to victory over Wagner last time out with a combined 42 points. It marked the second time this season two Mountaineers have scored 20-plus points in the same game. The first instance came in a win over Radford as Daly Sullivan (23 pts) and Lawless (21) both scored over 20. The Mountaineers tallied a season-high 89 points in that contest.
>>> Michaela Harrison now has 67 three-pointers on the year, which is the second-most by a freshman in program history and tied for fourth-most overall. Daly Sullivan set the Mount freshman record with 75 threes last season. Myriam Baccouche holds the overall program record with 79 threes made during the 2003-04 campaign.
>>> Harrison has 12 straight games with double-digit points, and ranks 10th in the NEC in scoring (13.2 ppg). She places second among all league freshmen in scoring, sitting behind only Brandy Thomas (13.4 ppg) of LIU Brooklyn.
>>> Juliette Lawless has tallied 20-plus points in a team-high 10 contests this season, and has scored in double-figures in 19 of 23 games played on the year. Lawless currently ranks second in the NEC in three-point percentage (.441), third in scoring (16.9) and field goal percentage (.517), sixth in assists (3.1), and eighth in steals (1.8).
>>> The Mount closes out its road swing with a contest at Central Connecticut on Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m.