Women's Basketball Welcomes FDU To Knott Arena For Senior Day On Saturday
opening tip... Saturday's game between the Mount and Fairleigh Dickinson marks the 44th meeting in the all-time series dating back to the 1989-90 season.
• The Mount leads the series 23-20, including a 15-7 mark in Emmitsburg.
• The Knights defeated the Mount 63-58 on Jan. 7 in Hackensack.
• The home team has won the five meetings in the series.
• The Mount's last win in the series was an 83-76 decision last season at Knott Arena.
about the knights... Fairleigh Dickinson comes into the contest 12-14 overall and 7-7 in Northeast Conference play after falling 64-60 to Monmouth on Wednesday.
• Senior G Mariyah Laury paced the Knights against the Hawks with 20 points. The senior notched a career-high 42 points in a 72-64 win against Monmouth on Feb. 11. Laury leads the team with 17.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
• Sophomore G Danielle Pankey added 10 points against Monmouth on Wednesday. Pankey added 14 points in the win against the Hawks. The sophomore ranks third on the team with 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
• Freshman F Ericka Livermore chipped in 10 points in the win against Monmouth. The freshman posted 23 points and 14 rebounds in a 74-65 victory against Quinnipiac on Feb. 6. Livermore is second on the squad with 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
last time we met... Fairleigh Dickinson defeated Mount St. Mary's 63-58 on Jan. 7. Kayla Grossett paced the Mount with a then career-high 17 points. Sydney Henderson added 12 points in the loss. Mariyah Laury fueled the Knights with 21 points while Erika Livermore added 15 points and Danielle Pankey chipped in 11 points.
quick hits on the wagner game... Sophomore Kelly Guerriero came off the bench nail two 3-pointers to lift Mount St. Mary's 68-60 past Wagner on Wednesday.
• Guerriero entered the game with 4:17 left and nailed consecutive treys to erase a 56-54 deficit and give the Mount the lead for good. Guerriero finished the game with seven points. The sophomore had nine points against Robert Morris on Feb. 6.
• Sophomore Ashley Christie paced the Mount with a season-high 18 points along with five rebounds and five steals against the Seahawks. The sophomore has posted at least nine points in the last four games and is averaging 13.0 points per game in that stretch.
• Junior Selina Mann added a season-high 14 points along with six rebounds, four assists and three steals on Wednesday. Mann nearly became the second player in program history to record a triple-double after finishing the game against the Seahawks on Saturday with seven points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The junior is averaging 8.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 3.3 steals per game in her last six contests.
• Sophomore Jessie Kaufman has started five of the last six games and is averaging 10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in that stretch. The sophomore registered 10 points against the Seahawks for her eighth double-figure performance this season.
• Junior Sydney Henderson added eight points in her second-straight game off the bench. The junior has posted double-figures in 11 of her last 14 games and is averaging 13.1 points per game in that stretch.
playoff picture... Mount St. Mary's currently sits tied for seventh in the Northeast Conference at 7-7.
• The Mount will probably have to win at least one more game to remain in the hunt for an NEC Tournament berth for the first time since 2008-09.
• The Mountaineers could finish as high as third if it wins its four remaining games.
• Mount St. Mary's currently holds the head-to-head tiebreaker against Robert Morris and Bryant while Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, Monmouth, Saint Francis (Pa.), Fairleigh Dickinson and Central Connecticut State each are undefeated against the Mount to hold the tiebreaker.
• Mount St. Mary's and LIU Brooklyn split the season series, but the Blackbirds currently hold the tiebreaker with a win against Quinnipiac, which trumphs the Mount's win against Robert Morris.
• Bryant is not eligible for the postseason, but could affect the postseason since they count in tiebreaker procedures.
• Mount St. Mary's has games remaining against FDU, Monmouth, Bryant and CCSU.
next on tap... Mount St. Mary's will conclude its home slate on Monday against Monmouth.
• The Mount ends the regular season on the road at Bryant (Feb. 25) and at Central Connecticut State (Feb. 27).
thank you sandra... Mount St. Mary's would like to thank senior Sandra Andresson for her hard work and dedication to the Mount and the women's basketball program for the last four years.
• Andresson will be honored prior to the Mount's game against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday.
you win one today and you win one tomorrow that's what you call a winning streak... The Mount has notched its second winning streak this season after defeating Robert Morris 80-75 on Feb. 6, Wagner 71-48 on Feb. 11 and Wagner 68-60 on Feb. 15..
• It marks the second three-game winning streak this season after the squad won three-straight games in December with wins against LIU Brooklyn (44-43, Dec. 3), St. Francis (N.Y.) (70-48, Dec. 5) and Loyola (59-54, Dec. 10).
• The Mount has recorded wins in consecutive games 10 times under head coach Bryan Whitten.
• The Mount notched its second three-game winning streak of the season and the third under Whitten.
• The last time the Mount recorded a pair of three-game winning streaks in a season was in 2006-07 when the squad won three in a row three times.
• The Mount is looking for its first four-game winning streak since 1999-00.
offensive outburst... Mount St. Mary's has posted 68 points in four of its last five games after reaching 68 points in a game twice in the first 20 games this season.
• The Mount is averaging 68.6 points per game in the last five contests after averaging 54.2 points per game in the first 20 games of the year.
• Mount St. Mary's scored a season-high 80 points against Robert Morris on Feb. 6.
state of the mount... Mount St. Mary's is 11-14 overall and 7-7 in Northeast Conference play this season.
• The Mount has won 10 games for the third time under
head coach Bryan Whitten. The 11 wins are the second most in his tenure.
• At 7-7 in the league, the Mount has its best conference mark since 2005-06 when the squad was 8-6 through 14 league games.
• In addition, the Mountaineers are 8-4 at home this season, marking the most wins at Knott Arena since 2008-09 when the team went 8-7 in Emmitsburg. The squad had five wins at Knott Arena in the previous two seasons.
in the nec... The Mount ranks second in the Northeast Conference in 3-point field goals made (6.08), third in 3-point field goal percentage (.321), third in turnover margin (+1.94), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (0.78), fifth in scoring defense (61.0) and fifth in free throw percentage (.688).
• Junior Selina Mann is second in steals (3.56), third in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.55) and fourth in assists (4.40) while junior Sydney Henderson is second in minutes played (34.76).
at the knott... Junior Sydney Henderson is averaging 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 12 home games this season.
• The junior has registered double figures in eight of the 12 games. Henderson had a career-high 25 points against Central Connecticut State on Jan. 16.
• Sophomore Ashley Christie is averaging 9.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game at home. Christie has posted six games of at least 10 points at home. The sophomore had a season-high 18 points against Wagner on Feb. 15.
• Sophomore Jessie Kaufman has four double-figure performances at home, including 16 points in her last game. Junior Selina Mann and sophomore Kayla Grossett each have a pair f double-digit performances while juniors Tara Lonergan and sophomore Rachel Mathews each have one 10-point game at home this season. Mann scored a season-high 14 points against Wagner on Feb. 15.
• The Mount is averaging 59.2 points per game while allowing 57.0 points per game at home. The squad is shooting 36.1 from the field at Knott Arena.
• Mount St. Mary's is 8-4 this season at home and 5-2 in league games.
at the knott or not at the knott, that is the question... Mount St. Mary's is averaging 4.0 points more at home than on the road, but the major stat discrepancy comes on the defensive side.
• The Mount is allowing 57.0 points per game at Knott Arena and 64.8 points per game on the road.
• The is +5.0 turnovers per game at home, but -0.9 turnovers on the road.
in the last five... The Mount is 3-2 in its last five games.
• Junior Sydney Henderson is averaging 13.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in her last five contests. Henderson has scored double figures in three of her last five games, including 23 points at Quinnipiac on Jan. 30.
• Sophomore Jessie Kaufman is averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in her last five games. Kaufman has scored double figures in three-straight games, including 16 points against Robert Morris on Feb. 6.
• Sophomore Ashley Christie is averaging 10.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the last five contests. Christie has posted double figures in three-straight games, including a season-high 18 points against Wagner on Feb. 15.
•Sophomore Kayla Grossett posted a career-best 21 against Quinnipiac on Jan. 30, junior Tara Lonergan had 11 points against Wagner on Feb. 11 and junior Selina Mann had 14 points against the Seahawks on Feb. 15.
kaufman not getting a cold... Sophomore Jessie Kaufman has started the last four games and is averaging 10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in her last six contests.
• Kaufman, who has started five of the last six games, has registered at least nine points in five of those games and four double-digit performances.
• She is averaging 7.1 points per game this season.
• Kaufman notched a career-high 19 points against UMES on Nov. 15.
• She has scored at least eight points 13 times this season, including six games with 12 points or more.
• The sophomore has 10 double-digit performances in her career.
• Kaufman grabbed a career-best eight rebounds against St. Francis (N.Y.) on Jan. 23 and against Quinnipiac on Jan. 30.
sydney on the rise and not down under... Junior Sydney Henderson has registered double figures in 11 of her last 14 games.
• Henderson is averaging 13.1 points per game in that stretch and has recorded 18 points, 23 points and a career-high 25 points during that stretch.
• She scored a point in eight-straight games before having that streak halted against Sacred Heart on Jan. 28 when she finished with eight points. The junior was the first player since Dominique Mazzuchi to record double figures in eight-consecutive games. Mazzuchi accomplished the feat in her final eight games of her collegiate career in 2008.
• Henderson has posted 14 10-point performances this season, including two 20-point games.
moving in on the all-time charts... Senior Sandra Andresson is making a move on the program's all-time career games started list. The senior sits in sixth place with 97 career starts and will move up a spot with her next start.
• In addition, the senior has played in 112 games and will move into the Top-10 in that category with her next game.
• Junior Selina Mann moved into ninth place on the program's all-time career steals list with 218. The junior can move into seventh place with four steals.
little women... Two of the Mount's top three rebounders this season are in the squad's starting backcourt.
• Junior Selina Mann, a 5-4 guard, leads the team with 4.9 rebounds per game. The junior has grabbed five caroms in a contest 13 times this year including 10 rebounds against American on Nov. 18, Sacred Heart on Jan. 28 and Wagner on Feb. 11.
• Junior Sydney Henderson, a 5-6 guard, ranks third on the squad with 3.8 rebounds per game. She has hauled in five boards in a game nine times this season, including a career-high 12 rebounds against Rider on Dec. 29. She is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game at home.
• Sophomore Ashley Christie, a 5-8 guard, also has a 10-rebound performance on her resume this season after hauling in 10 boards against American.
• Sophomore Rachel Mathews, a 6-0 sophomore, ranks second on the team with 4.5 rebounds per game.
tale of the offensive numbers... Mount St. Mary's has scored 80 points in a game once, 70 point in a game four times, between 60-69 points five times, between 50-59 points eight times, between 40-49 points six times and under 40 points once.
• The Mount is 1-0 when it reached 80 points in a game, 2-2 when reached 70 points in a game, 3-2 when it scores in the 60's, 3-5 when it scores in the 50's and 2-5 when it is held under 50 points.
• The Mount has scored over 60 points in four of its last five games.
second-chance points... Mount St. Mary's has been outrebounded in 17 of the 25 games this season.
• The opponent has registered 283 second-chance points to the Mount's 189.
• The Mountaineers are 4-2 when it outrebounds an opponent with wins against UMES on Nov. 15, St. Francis (N.Y.) on Dec. 5, Bucknell on Dec. 31, Sacred Heart on Jan. 28 and against Wagner on Feb. 11. Mount St. Mary's held a 41-39 edge against the Hawks, a 28-24 margin against the Terriers, a 31-30 edge against the Bison, a 38-37 margin against the Pioneers and a 43-41 advantage against the Seahawks.
• The Mount ended the game against Pittsburgh with the same amount of boards (42).
• The game against Towson came down to rebounds. The Tigers outrebounded the Mount by 31 boards and held a 20-7 margin in second-chance points.
• Junior Selina Mann (4.9 rpg.) is the squad's top rebounder.
i'm a weekend kind of girl... Sophomore Ashley Christie is averaging 10.8 points per game in 23 games on the weekend.
• Christie is averaging 9.4 points per game in 10 weekend games this season. The sophomore posted a season-high 16 points against Navy on Nov. 26, 14 points against Loyola on Dec. 10, 12 points against Bryant on Jan. 14 and 15 points against Wagner on Feb. 11.
• The sophomore has posted double figures in 10 of her last 18 Saturday games and is averaging 10.9 points per game in that stretch.
• Christie is averaging 11.6 points per game in 13 weekend league games.
• The sophomore posted 12 of her 21 double-digit performances on the weekend.
career highlights... Sophomore Kayla Grossett scored a career-high 21 points against Quinnipiac on Jan. 30.
• Junior Sydney Henderson scored a career-high 25 points against Central Connecticut State on Jan. 18.
• Sophomore Rachel Mathews had a career-high 11 points versus Bryant on Jan. 14.
• Freshman Mariah Powell scored a career-high nine points against St. Francis (N.Y.) on Dec. 5.
• Sophomore Jessie Kaufman notched a career-best 19 points against UMES on Nov. 15.
• Sophomore Kelly Guerriero had a career-high 13 points against Binghamton on Nov. 11.
man oh mann, selina... Mount St. Mary's can pretty much count on getting five from junior Selina Mann every game. The only question is will it be five points, five rebounds, five assists or five steals.
• This season, Mann has posted at a five spot in two categories six times, three categories seven times and in four categories three this season.
• Mann has posted a five spot in one of those categories in 62 of the 79 games.
• The junior has posted a five spot in two of those categories 21 times, nine times in three categories and five times in four different categories.
• She has scored five points 44 times in her career, including 17 two-digit performances and a career-high 26 at San Jose State on Dec. 29, 2010.
• The 5-4 guard has posted five rebounds 26 times in her career, including four 10-board performances.
• Mann has dished out five assists 25 times in her career including a career-high 10assists against Wagner on Feb. 11.
• The junior has registered five steals in a game 12 times in her career, including tying a program record with 10 thefts against Sacred Heart on Jan. 24, 2011. She also has eight games of four steal to her credit.
• Mann leads the team with four double-doubles. She has two points-rebounds tricks, one points-steals and one rebounds-assists double-double. She is only the third player in Mount Division I history with a double-double that includes steals. The junior recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds against American on Nov. 18.
henderson gets in the record books... Junior Sydney Henderson hit six 3-pointers against Monmouth on Jan. 9. It was the eighth most in a single game in program history.
• The junior became the fifth player in program history to connect on six or more shots from behind the arc.
• It was the first time a player made more than five 3's in a game since Lauren Howell against Wagner on Jan. 28, 2008.
the need to dial long distance for 1-2-3... The NCAA changed the three-point line for the 2011-12 women's basketball season to 20 feet, nine inches, which is the same distance men's basketball has been using for several years.
• Last season, the Mount led the Northeast Conference in 3-point field goal percentage (.355) and had three players rank in the Top-10 in the category.
• The Mount is 152-for-474 this season from behind the arc, including 13-for-23 against Towson on Nov. 22. The 13 made 3-pointers tied a program record. The squad also hit 13 treys against North Carolina on Feb. 27, 1989.
• The Mountaineers also made 11 treys against Monmouth on Jan. 9, which ranks fourth best in team history.
• Junior Sydney Henderson leads the team with 42 baskets from behind the arc while sophomore Ashley Christie has 29.
in the league... The Mount is 252-149 in Northeast Conference play, including 145-60 at Knott Arena and 108-89 on the road.
rock the knott... Mount St. Mary's is 8-4 at Knott Arena this season.
• The Mount is 3-2 in non-conference play and 5-2 in league play in Emmitsburg.
• The squad has its first winning record at home in non-conference play since 2008-09 and the third since 1997-98. The Mountaineers had a winning non-league mark in the first 11 years of the building.
• Prior to the loss against Rider on Dec. 29, Mount St. Mary's won its first four games of the season at Knott Arena for the first time since the 1997-98 season.
• It marked only the fifth time the squad has opened up by winning its first four games at Knott Arena.
in their collegiate debut... Freshman Mariah Powell was the lone freshman to make her collegiate debut in the season opener against Binghamton.
• Powell entered the game with 67 seconds left and registered her first career points on a pair of free throws with 52 seconds left and her first collegiate rebound with 19 ticks on the clock.
• Fellow freshmen Jen Carney and Melanie Mocniak made their collegiate debut after entering the game against Pittsburgh with 1:50 left on Nov. 29.
• Carney notched her first collegiate basket in the second half against LIU Brooklyn on Dec. 3 and finished with a career-high five points.
would the real jessie kaufman please stand up... There are now to Jessica Kaufman's in the Northeast Conference.
• Sophomore Jessie Kaufman is in her second season at the Mount while freshman Jessica Kaufman joined the St. Francis (N.Y.) team this season.
in the month... In February, the Mount is 218-107 and 120-70 since switching to Division I.
• The Mountaineers are 75-27 at home and 43-43 on the road since switching to Division I.
• The Mount is 16-19 under head coach Bryan Whitten in the month.
in the non-conference slate... Mount St. Mary's is 79-122 in non-conference games since joining the Northeast Conference in 1989-90.
home sweet home... In its 25th season at Knott Arena, Mount St. Mary's has posted a 216-107 overall mark, including 73-45 in non-conference play and 143-62 in league play since moving across Route 15 from Memorial Gym.
hearing your name called at the start... Head coach Bryan Whitten has only had 19 players start in his four-year tenure at the Mount.
• The Mount has used eight different starting lineups this season, the most under Whitten.
• Senior Sandra Andresson has started 97 of the 112 games she has played.
• Junior Sydney Henderson started 38 of the 51 games she has played.
• Junior Tara Lonergan has started 19 games in her career.
• Sophomore Ashley Christie has started 52 of 54 games in her collegiate career.
• Sophomore Rachel Mathews started 17 games, sophomore Jessie Kaufman ha started 14 games while fellow Kayla Grossett has started five contests.
preseason poll... The Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team has been picked 11th in the Northeast Conference (NEC) Preseason Coaches Poll. Five of the 12 teams in the league garnered first place votes with Saint Francis (Pa.) being tabbed the preseason favorite after picking up four first place nods. Robert Morris, LIU Brooklyn, Monmouth and Sacred Heart each picked up two first place votes apiece. The Colonials and Blackbirds placed 2-3 in the poll while the Hawks and Pioneers finished tied for fourth. Quinnipiac, Fairleigh Dickinson, Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Wagner, Mount St. Mary's and St. Francis (N.Y.) rounded out the 12-team poll.
let's play to 60 points... Mount St. Mary's is most successful under head coach Bryan Whitten when it scores 60 points in a game or holds the opponent under that total.
• The Mount is 29-23 when it scores 60 points in a game, but 22-68 when it does not reach 60 points.
• Defensively, the Mountaineers are 39-29 when the opponents are held under 60 points and 12-62 when the opponent reaches 60 points.
three keys to whitten success... The Mount is most successful under head coach Bryan Whitten when the squad leads at halftime, in rebounding or keeps the opponent under 60 points.
• The Mount is 38-16 when he holds the lead at halftime, 2-3 when the game is tied, but just 11-72 when trailing at the break.
• The squad is 22-18 when it holds a rebounding edge in a game, but just 25-70 when the opponent has the advantage and 2-5 when the two teams have equal boards.
• Mount St. Mary's is 39-29 when it holds opponents under 60 points.
hitting 20 points in a game... Senior Sandra Andresson, juniors Sydney Henderson and Selina Mann and sophomores Ashley Christie and Kayla Grossett are the only five players on the roster that has scored 20 points in a game.
• Henderson has reached 20 points in a game three times this season.The junior posted 20 points against Towson on Nov. 22, a career-high 25 points against Central Connecticut State on Jan. 16 and 23 points against Quinnipiac on Jan. 30.
• Grossett became the second player this season to score 20 points. The sophomore registered a career-best 21 points against Quinnipiac on Jan. 30.
• Mann scored a career-high 26 points against San Jose State on Dec. 29, 2010.
• Christie posted a career-high 21 points against Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 5, 2011.
• Andresson registered a career-best 25 points against Monmouth on Feb. 7, 2011.
• The Mount has registered 25 20-point performances and two 30-point games under head coach Bryan Whitten. The squad is 13-12 when a player reaches 20 points and 2-0 when a player scores 30 in a contest.
players on the move... Senior Sandra Andresson ranks 42nd with 693 career points. She can move into 41st place with two points and become the 41st player in program history to reach 700 points with seven points. Andresson is 27 points away from 40th place.
• Sophomore Ashley Christie ranks 57th with 477 career points and can move into 56th place with six points and needs 23 points to become the 56th player in team history with 500 points.
Junior Selina Mann ranks 59th with 472 points. She can move into 58th place with three points, 57th place with six points and 28 points for 500 career points.
• Junior Sydney Henderson has 447 career points to sit in 62nd place and can move into 61st place with two points and 60th place with four points. Christie and Mann are looming next for Henderson.
• Sophomore Jessie Kaufman ranks 71st with 305 career points. She can move into 70th place with six points, 69th place with 10 points and 68th place with 16 points.
• Sophomore Kayla Grossett ranks 74th with 292 points. She needs eight points for 300 and 13 points to move into 72nd place.
• Junior Tara Lonergan ranks 79th with 250 points. She can move into 78th place with six points and 75th place with 25 points. .
• Sophomore Kelly Guerriero recently moved into the Top-100 and sits in 94th place with 159 points. She can move into91st place with 14 points.
• Sophomore Rachel Mathews recently moved into the Top-100 and now stands at 149. She can move into 97th place with two points, 96th place with three points, 95th place with seven points and 94th place with 10 points.
new to the mountain... Head coach Bryan Whitten added four players to his 2011-12 team. Freshmen Jen Carney, Melanie Mocniak, Mariah Powell and Lindsay Williams all joined the team this season.
• Sophomore Jacqueline Brewer also joined the team, but will have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Brewer comes to the Mount after playing at Virginia Commonwealth last year.
northeast conference history... Prior to the last two seasons, the Mount had advanced to 20-straight NEC Tournaments.
• Mount St. Mary's is 17-17 in the NEC Tournament.
• The Mountaineers have not won a tournament game since a 50-45 win against Sacred Heart on Mar. 4, 2001.
• Mount St. Mary's won tournaments in 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1994-95, including earning the league's first two NCAA Division I bids.
the underlining whit... Head coach Bryan Whitten is in his fifth season at the Mount. The Mount is 51-91 overall under Whitten.
• The Mount is 26-39 overall at Knott Arena and 19-25 in NEC play under Whitten.
• The Mountaineers on the road are 25-51 overall mark away from Emmitsburg and 13-29 in league play.
• Whitten picked up his first Mount win with a 55-51 decision at Lafayette on Nov. 17, 2007 and earned his 25th career in at Lafayette on Nov. 30, 2009.
• Whitten earned his 250th win of his career against Quinnipiac on Jan. 30, 2010.
foreign flavor... Mount St. Mary's has two international players on the roster in 2011-12.
• Senior Sandra Andresson (Estonia) became the fourth international player in Emmitsburg and sophomore Kayla Grossett (Canada) became the fifth international player at the Mount.
• The trio follows Katie Walton (Canada, 1998-02), Dita Krumberga (Latvia, 2004-07), and Leah Westbrooks (Ireland, 2007-11.
out of africa... Former women's basketball player Leah Westbrooks was named the recipient of the Shooting Touch Inc. Sabbatical Program grant.
• Westbrooks received $25,000 to help with travel cost and expenses on her 10-month international independent study in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Westbrooks is currently in South Africa to work with the Hoops for Hope group and Western Zimbabwe with the Matilda Project.
• Check out this video of Westbrooks: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2011/09/24/20110924_shooting_touch.nba