Staten Island, N.Y. (February 24, 2018) – Mount St. Mary's was edged by Wagner, 69-68, in Northeast Conference women's basketball action on Saturday at the Spiro Sports Center. Freshman Jatarrikah Settle registered a career-high 17 points to lead five Mountaineers in double-figures.
The Mount trailed by five, 69-64, with just 3:13 remaining in the contest following a layup by Sierra Clark. Juliette Lawless answered on the other end with a bucket in the paint at the 3:02 mark to trim the Mount deficit back to one possession.
Both teams were held scoreless over their next four possessions apiece before Katrice Dickson nailed a jumper to with 41 seconds left to bring the Mount within one, 69-68.
Wagner worked the clock down on the ensuing possession, but Clark's three-pointer rimmed out and Settle came down with the rebound.
After a Mount St. Mary's timeout, Lawless' potential go-ahead shot misfired, but Settle ripped down the offensive board for the Mount. Settle's last-second put back attempt fell short, and Wagner escaped with the 69-68 victory.
Mount St. Mary's now sits in ninth place in the league standings with a 6-10 NEC mark and 9-18 overall record. With the win, Wagner improved to 4-12 in league play and 6-12 on the year.
Settle's career-high 17 points came on 7-of-14 shooting from the field, while the rookie also added 11 rebounds to collect her first career double-double. Caroline Hummell and Dickson chipped in with 11 points apiece, and Daly Sullivan and Hunter Rowson each added 10.
For the Seahawks, Tanasia Russell finished with a team-high 16 points, while Morgan Lenahan added 15 and Clark registered 14 points and eight rebounds.
Mount St. Mary's shot 40.7 percent from the floor, but just 18.8 percent (3-16) from deep. Wagner posted a 47.4 percent mark and shot 23.8 percent from deep.
The Mount closes out the regular season with contests against the top-two teams in the NEC, Saint Francis U (Mar. 2 at home) and Robert Morris (Mar. 4 on the road). The March 2 tilt vs. SFU will be the Mount's Senior Day, with opening tip from Knott Arena set for 7 p.m.