Sam Prescott's historic scoring performance lands as the No. 3 moment in the Mount Athletic Department's countdown of the Top 20 Moments in 2012-13. Prescott poured in a career high 44 points to lead Mount St. Mary's to an 84-70 win over Northeast Conference leader Bryant on February 14. The 44 points are the most by a Mount player since the school moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89.
For his epic scoring performance, Prescott won the ESPN Capital One Cup Impact Performance Of The Week. Prescott won the award by capturing 50 percent of the vote, ahead of Ben McLemore (Kansas, 20 percent), Elston Turner (Texas A&M, 18 percent) and Allen Crabbe (California, 13 percent). In addition, he was named the NEC and the Lou Henson Player of the Week.
Prescott became just the fourth player in school history (104 seasons) to score 44 or more points in a game, joining Jack Sullivan (7 times), Dave Maloney and Mike Tate. The last Mountaineer to reach 44 points was Tate against Kutztown State on Nov. 24, 1987.
Chris McGuthrie held the previous Mount record for points in a game at the NCAA Division I level. McGuthrie scored 41 points in an 80-69 win over Robert Morris on Feb. 19, 1996.
Prescott was 10-of-14 from three-point range in the victory, tying the school record for three-pointers made. Scott Murphy made 10 three-pointers in both 1989 (vs. Wright State) and 1991 (vs. Wagner).
Prescott scored eight points during a 16-to-5 run that gave the Mount a 31-21 advantage with 8:19 left in the first half. After Bryant cut the deficit to 31-26, Prescott tallied 10 of the Mount's final 11 points of the half to for a 42-28 lead at the break.
In the opening half, Prescott scored 28 points on 11-for-14 from the field and 6-of-8 from three-point range.
Prescott finished the game 16-of-24 from the field, 10-of-14 from three-point range and 2-of-2 at the line for his 44 points. He added six rebounds and a pair of assists in 33 minutes in the game. Kelvin Parker added 19 points and six rebounds for the Mount, hitting 5-of-7 from three-point range.
Prescott averaged 11.1 points and a team-best 4.2 rebounds per game for the Mount in 2012-13, helping lead the team to an 18-14 record and a spot in the Northeast Conference Championship game. He made 61 three-pointers during the year, and added 49 assists and 34 steals.
Throughout the summer, the athletic department will recap the top 20 moments of the 2012-13 season. Fans can follow along on MountAthletics.com and through social media (Facebook / Twitter). Use the hashtag #MountTop20 to give us your thoughts on the top 20.
2012-13 Top 20 Moments Release Schedule
20. Alicia Mirando Scores Twice to Beat FDU, Continues Mount's Strong Season
19. Emmit S. Burg Arrives on Campus
18. Mount Athletics Celebrates Women in Sports
17. Vanessa Blair Joins NEC Hall of Fame
16. Amanda Reach Ties for Sixth at NEC Championships
15. Kelly Conroy Earns Academic All-America Status
14. Tommy Gruschow Finishes Second at NEC Cross Country Championships
13. Brett Schmidt Drafted by Rochester Rattlers in Major League Lacrosse Draft
12. Women's Lacrosse Beats Quinnipiac On Kaitlyn Larrimore's Five Goals
11. Women's Basketball Takes Down Seton Hall, 74-64
10. Mike Salomon Breaks Career Singles Wins Record
9. Jon Fernandez Breaks Own School Record in Javelin to Qualify for NCAA Regional
8. Elissa Ingram Breaks Conference Record to Win Pole Vault Crown at NEC Championships
7. Nicole Pagano Sets Career Strikeout Record
6. Women's Basketball Qualifies for NEC Semifinals
5. Tom Healy Earns National Recognition For Standout Weekend
4. Andrew Scalley Named Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year
3. Sam Prescott Pours in 44 Points to Lead Mount to Win over Bryant
2. August 5, 2013
1. August 7, 2013