February 22, 2013

Mount St. Mary's Hosts St. Francis Brooklyn for Senior Day on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (13-13, 8-7 NEC) vs. ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN (11-15, 7-8 NEC)
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 3:30 p.m
Knott Arena, Emmitsburg, Md.

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Mount St. Mary's extended its win streak to four games with an 83-71 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Thursday night.  Trailing by four with 12:25 left, the Mount went on a 24-to-6 run to take control of the game.  Rashad Whack scored eight of his game-high 26 points during the decisive spurt.  Shivaughn Wiggins added 13 points while Sam Prescott chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds in the victory.

* Sam Prescott was named the Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday.  Prescott averaged 31.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in leading the Mount to a pair of wins.  He scored a career-high 44 points in the Mount's 84-70 victory over Bryant before adding 18 in the win over CCSU.  He is the first Mount player to earn NEC Player of the Week honors since the 2009-10 season.

* The Mount St. Mary's offense has been clicking, averaging 85.3 points over the past three games, topping the 80-point plateau in all three games.  It is the first time since 2007-08 that the Mount has had three consecutive games with 80 or more points.

* The Mount has won its past five home games, and is 9-2 this season at Knott Arena.  Mount St. Mary's is 43-21 (.672) at home over their past 64 games at Knott Arena, and are 48-23 (.676) over their past 71 NEC home games.

* Mount St. Mary's is 222-for-655 (.339) from three-point range this year, the second-most three-pointers made and attempted in a season in school history.  The 1995-96 team owns both records, going 255-for-671 from three-point range that year.

Up Next:  The Mount plays at Monmouth on Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m.