Dec 30, 2017
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- Mount St. Mary's continues Northeast Conference play with a New Year's Eve matchup at Bryant in a rematch of last year's NEC Quarterfinals.
- The two teams will meet for the 18th time in series history, with Bryant holding a slight 9-8 advantage. Mount St. Mary's and Bryant split the regular season series last season, with each team winning on its home court. In the NEC Quarterfinal matchup, fourth-seeded Bryant posted a 59-47 victory over fifth-seeded Mount St. Mary's despite the Mount leading midway through the third quarter. Alexis Carter led all scorers with 21 points to go along with seven rebounds, while Caroline Hummell added 11 points and five boards.
- The Mount opened NEC play on Friday with a convincing 68-56 victory over Central Connecticut in New Britain, Conn. The victory was the Mount's fourth in the last six contests. Hummell scored 19 of her game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Mount to victory over CCSU. Hummell, who went 9-of-13 from the field in the tilt, collected her second 20-plus point game of the year. Rookie Bridget Birkhead contributed a career-high 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from deep off the bench, and Katrice Dickson set new career highs in both rebounds (12) and assists (7).
- In the win over Central Connecticut, the Mount defense held CCSU to just 29.6 percent shooting from the field and a 33.3 percent mark from long range. The 56 points marked the Mount's lowest total points against in a game this season.
- Six different Mountaineers are currently averaging at least 8.0 points per game, led by sophomores Ashlee White (12.6) and Kayla Agentowicz (11.8). Agentowicz leads all Mountaineers with three 20-plus point performances on the year, which came in three straight games in late November.
- Following the game at Bryant, the Mount returns to action on January 6 for the team's NEC home opener against Sacred Heart at 1 p.m.
- The Bulldogs sit at just 1-11 on the year, with their lone win coming back in early December against Rhode Island. Bryant dropped its NEC opener at home against Wagner, 75-66, on Friday. Hannah Scanlan led the squad with 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting.
- Sophomore Syndey Holloway has paced the Bulldogs through the opening 12 games with a team-high 15.3 points per contest. As a team, Bryant is averaging 55.8 points per game while yielding 67.6 to opponents.