Fairfield, Conn. (November 21, 2017) – Sophomore guard Kayla Agentowicz dropped a career-high 24 points, but Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball fell at Fairfield, 76-65, on Tuesday night at Alumni Hall. Sam Kramer also scored a career-high 27 points to help lead Fairfield to victory.
Agentowicz went 10-of-15 from the field and 4-for-5 from long range for her 24 points, surpassing her previous career high of 15 set last season against Wagner. Ashlee White added 12 points and Katrice Dickson chipped in with 11 to help pace the Mount.
Kramer scored 17 of her 27 points in the first half, and matched Agentowicz with a 10-of-15 mark from the floor to go along with a 7-of-10 mark from downtown. Samantha Cooper added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Khadidiatou Diouf netted 14 points and nine boards.
The Mount had its best shooting night as a team to this point in the season, hitting 52 percent of its shots and posting a 58.3 percent mark from three-point range. Fairfield shot 43.8 percent from the floor and 40.7 percent from long range.
Fairfield (1-3) built a 20-13 lead after one quarter of play behind 11 points from Kramer. The sophomore knocked down four field goals in the frame, including three from long range. Agentowicz paced the Mount with seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in the quarter.
The Stags scored seven straight midway through the second quarter to grab their largest lead of the half, 36-20, with 5:14 showing on the clock. The Mount answered with a 5-0 run as Dickson converted a three-point play and Agentowicz made a layup in transition, whittling the deficit down to 11 with just over four minutes left in the half.
The Stags added two more to their advantage the rest of the way to head into the intermission with a 40-27 lead. Kramer hit five from long range in the half for 17 points, while Agentowicz led the Mount with 12 points.
Fairfield registered the first 13 points of the third frame, with Diouf scoring six during the run, to pad its advantage to 53-27 at the 6:28 mark.
The Mount (0-4) held Fairfield to just two points through the remainder of the period, ending the quarter on a 12-2 run to chip into the Stags lead. Six different Mountaineers scored during the stretch as they trimmed the deficit to 55-39 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Stags pushed their lead to 21 points just under the midway mark of the fourth quarter, but the Mount fought back with a 12-0 run to cut the Fairfield lead back to single digits.
Agentowicz and Daly Sullivan started the run with three-pointers, and White and Hunter Rowson followed with buckets on back-to-back possessions to bring it to 70-59 with 1:35 left. Dickson got to the line on the ensuing possession and hit a pair of free throws to trim the lead to nine, but the Mount comeback ran out of time as the Stags hit their free throws down the stretch to close out the 76-65 victory.
The Mountaineers return to action at Morgan State on Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m.