Women’s Basketball Travels to Wagner for Key NEC Tilt on Saturday

Women’s Basketball Travels to Wagner for Key NEC Tilt on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (9-17, 6-9 NEC) at WAGNER (5-21, 3-12 NEC)
Saturday, February 24 | 1 p.m.
Staten Island, N.Y. | Spiro Sports Center
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GAME NOTES

ABOUT THE MOUNT

  • The Mountaineers continue Northeast Conference play with the 60th all-time meeting against Wagner on Saturday. The Mount owns a 44-15 all-time advantage over the Seahawks, including a 20-7 mark on the road.
  • The Mount has won 15 straight matchups against Wagner after posting a 79-56 victory in the first meeting earlier this season. Juliette Lawless scored a career-high 21 points to go along with nine rebounds to lead the Mount in the tilt.
  • Mount St. Mary's posted a key victory last time out, rolling to a 76-56 victory over Cen­tral Connecticut State on Monday night at Knott Arena to move to 6-9 in conference play and into a tie for seventh place in the league standings. Four Mountaineers scored in double-figures in the contest, including Caroline Hummell (17 pts, 9 reb), and Juliette Lawless, who registered her first career double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds to go along with five assists, four blocks and three steals. Rookie Jatarrikah Settle netted a career-high 13 points, and Katrice Dickson added 11 to round out the team's double-digit scorers.
  • The Mountaineers have seen their rebounding numbers improve over the last seven contests, as they're averaging 39.7 boards per game during the stretch. The Mount has collected three of its six 40-plus rebound performances of the season during the span -- 48 at Fairleigh Dickinson, 45 vs. Bryant and 48 vs. CCSU.
  • With a trio of three-pointers in the win over Central Connecticut, Daly Sullivan now has 66 on the year, which is fourth-most in a season in program history. Sullivan already holds the Mount's rookie record, as she surpassed Lauren Howell's previous mark (55) in the win over FDU on February 10. Sullivan ranks third in the conference in three-pointers made (66) and threes per game (2.5).
  • Following the contest at Wagner, the Mount returns to Emmitsburg for Senior Day against Saint Francis U on March 2 at 7 p.m.

SCOUTING WAGNER

  • The Seahawks, who sit at 3-12 in NEC play and 5-21 overall, enter Saturday's matchup on a four-game losing streak, falling to Sacred Heart, Fairleigh Dickinson, Central Connecticut and Bryant during the stretch.
  • Wagner is averaging 55.0 points per contest, led by Sierra Clark, who ranks second in the conference in both­ scoring (18.6 ppg) and rebounding (9.6 rpg).