EMMITSBURG, Md. – Robin Hood maybe the Prince of Thieves, but junior Selina Mann (Gainesville, Va./Battlefield) has become the Queen of Thievery on the basketball court in the last two years. Her finest theft display came when she established a new program record for steals in a single game against Fairleigh Dickinson to steal our No. 18 Moment in the Top-20 Moment of 2011-12.
In 2010-11, Mann tied the program record for steals in a game with 10 and also had 14 points for her second career double-double in a 55-46 loss to Sacred Heart on Jan. 25, 2011. That moment did not make the cut of the Top-20 Moments last year, but she ensured a spot in this year by establishing a new program standard for steals in a game in a 62-51 win against the Knights on Feb. 18.
The junior nearly tied the single-game mark in the first half alone after finishing the first 20 minutes of the game with eight steals. Mann started the game with four swipes in the first three minutes and three seconds after thefts with 18:40, 18:08, 17:37 and 16:57 remaining in the first half. She would add a steal at 13:21 left in the half and then back-to-back thefts at 10:46 and 10:26 before registering her final caused miscue in the first frame with 11 seconds on the clock.
In the second half, she added steals with 13:21 and 12:17 remaining to tie her own record along with Karla Green (at Richmond, Jan. 20, 1983) and Kim Rhock (St. Francis (N.Y.), Feb. 13, 1990) for the single-game mark. Mann then established a new standard with 5:46 remaining in the game after notching her 11th steal of the afternoon.
Mann became the first player in program history for register double digits for steals in more than one game.
The 5-4 guard stole her way into the record book against the Knights, but she posted an all-around game in 2011-12. In addition to leading the team in steals (147) and assists (119), Mann led the team in rebounding with 5.0 rebounds per game. Mann posted three double-figure games for rebounds and was named to the All-Northeast Conference second team.
The win against Fairleigh Dickinson helped the Mountaineers end the regular season winning six of its last seven, including a six-game winning streak. Mount St. Mary's advanced to the NEC Tournament for the 21st time in 23 years and notched its first winning league mark since 2006-07. The Mount lost a closely-fought battle with Quinnipiac in the NEC Quarterfinals 65-61, but there will be high hopes for the 2012-13 campaign.
The Mount finished the year 14-16 overall and 10-8 in the circuit.
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Schedule Of Release For The 2011-12 Top-20 Moments Countdown
No. 20: One Ring Rules Them All - Men's Basketball Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 1961-62 National Championship
No. 19: Women's Soccer Stuns Eventual NEC Tournament Champions LIU In League Opener
No. 18: Mann Steals Top-Moment No. 18 With New Steals Mark Against Fairleigh Dickinson
No. 17: Monday, July 2, 2012
No. 16: Friday, July 6, 2012
No. 15: Monday, July 9, 2012
No. 14: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
No. 13: Friday, July 13, 2012
No. 12: Monday, July 16, 2012
No. 11: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
No. 10: Friday, July 20, 2012
No. 9: Monday, July 23, 2012
No. 8: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
No. 7: Friday, July 27, 2012
No. 6: Monday, July 30, 2012
No. 5: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
No. 4: Friday, August 3, 2012
No. 3: Monday, August 6, 2012
No. 2: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
No. 1: Friday, August 10, 2012