Emmitsburg, Md. (February 19, 2018) -- Four Mountaineers scored in double-figures as Mount St. Mary's University rolled to a 76-56 victory over Central Connecticut State on Monday night at Knott Arena. Caroline Hummell registered 17 points and nine rebounds, and Juliette Lawless posted her first career double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead the way for the Mount.
Hummell went 8-of-14 from the floor for her 17 points, while pulling down a season-high nine boards to finish just shy of a double-double. Lawless was able to reach double-double territory with her 13 points and 14 rebounds, while also filling the stat sheet with five assists, four blocks and three steals. Rookie Jatarrikah Settle netted a career-high 13 points to go along with seven boards, and Katrice Dickson added 11 points as the other Mountaineer in double-figures.
For the Blue Devils, Emma McCamus was the lone player to reach double-digit territory with 12 points, while Andi Lydon helped pace CCSU with eight points and eight rebounds.
The Mount has a solid shooting night from the field, posting a 47.7 percent mark overall and a 39.1 clip from deep. The Mountaineer defense held CCSU to 27.9 percent shooting and a 20 percent mark from three-point range. Mount St. Mary's outrebounded CCSU by a 48-38 margin, marking the team's third game with 40-plus rebounds in the last four contests.
With the victory, Mount St. Mary's moves to 9-17 overall and 6-9 in conference play, while Central Connecticut now sits at 6-19 overall and 6-8 in league.
The Mountaineers came out of the gates in an offensive groove, hitting nine of their first 12 field goals while holding Central Connecticut to just 2-of-10 shooting as they built a 22-5 advantage. Hummell led the way during the stretch with nine points, while Daly Sullivan added six.
CCSU trailed 24-10 heading into the second, but was able to trim the deficit to 10 following four straight points from McCamus to open the frame. Mount St. Mary's didn't allow the Blue Devils within single-digits, and built the lead back to 15 in the ensuing two minutes.
Later in the frame with the Mountaineers holding a 12-point advantage, Bridget Birkhead knocked down a three and Lawless followed with a layup in transition to give them their largest lead of the half at 40-23.
The Mount took a 44-27 lead into halftime behind 54.3 percent (19-35) shooting from the field and a 46.2 percent (6-13) clip from downtown. The Mount held CCSU to just 28.1 percent (9-32) shooting in the half, and limited the Blue Devils' top-two scorers, Kiana Patterson and Lydon, to just four points on 2-of-13 shooting.
Mount St. Mary's kept the pressure up in the third quarter, and extended its advantage to 59-33 midway thru the frame following a 13-1 run. The Mountaineers received points from five different players during the rally, including a pair of buckets from Lawless, as they opened their biggest lead of the game, 59-33.
The Mount took a 65-42 lead into the final quarter, and CCSU wasn't able to cut the deficit below 20 points the rest of the way, as the Mount went on for the 76-56 victory.
Mount St. Mary's heads to Wagner for a contest on Saturday, February 24, with opening tip set for 1 p.m.