Women’s Basketball Battles Fairleigh Dickinson in Monday Night Matchup

Women’s Basketball Battles Fairleigh Dickinson in Monday Night Matchup

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (5-9, 2-1 NEC) vs. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (9-5, 1-2 NEC)
Monday, January 8 | 7 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena
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GAME NOTES

ABOUT THE MOUNT

  • Mount St. Mary's continues Northeast Conference play with the 55th all-time meeting against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Mount owns a 30-24 edge in the series after winning both matchups last season. Mount St. Mary's has posted a 19-9 mark against the Knights at home.
  • Mount St. Mary's opened Northeast Conference play with a pair of road victories at Central Connecticut and Bryant, as the Mountaineers got off their first 2-0 start in league play since the 2011-12 season. Last time out, the Mountaineers were downed by Sacred Heart by an 82-52 margin at Knott Arena. SHU got off to a hot start, hitting 11-of-14 shots in the opening quarter, and never looked back as the Pioneers held the lead for the remainder of the game. Junior Juliette Lawless tallied a team-high 17 points to lead the Mount in the contest, finishing just one point shy of her career-high set earlier this season against Loyola. Caroline Hummell was the other Mountaineer to finish in double-figures with 14 points.
  • Hummell and Lawless are the team's top-two scorers through the opening three conference games. Hum­mell is averaging 15.3 points per game on 57.6 percent shooting, and Lawless is registering 13.0 points on 61.1 percent shooting.
  • With another double-digit scoring performance on Saturday against Sacred Heart, Lawless has now reached double-figures in seven of the last nine contests. The junior is tied for second on the team in games with double-figures, trailing only Katrice Dickson, who has eight such games.
  • The Mount ranks among the top-four teams in the conference in scoring (64.1 ppg), free throw pct (.728), field goal pct (.400) and three-point pct (.336). In the team's victory at Bryant on New Years Eve, the Mount shot 47.1 percent from the field, marking the team's second-best shooting performance of the season Mount.
  • The Mount's next contest is on Saturday, January 13 at St. Francis Brooklyn. Opening tip is set for 1 p.m.

SCOUTING FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

  • Fairleigh Dickinson enters Monday's contest at 9-5 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Knights fell to both Robert Morris (77- 68) and Saint Francis U (80-56) on NEC opening weekend, before earning a win over Wagner (74-64) last time out.
  • Amina Markovic leads the squad with 12.4 points per game, while Madelynn Comly (11.9) and Lauren Francillon (10.0) are also averaging double-figures. Comly ranks second in the NEC with a .567 shooting percentage.