Posted: Dec 15, 2017
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- Mount St. Mary's matches up with Gardner-Webb for the first time in program history on Sunday.
- The Mount has won two of its last three games, defeating both Loyola and Rider, sandwiched around a loss at 15th-ranked Maryland. Last time out, sophomore guard Ashlee White scored a career-high 36 points, including 26 in the second half, to power Mount St. Mary's past Rider, 82-78, at Knott Arena. Rookie Daly Sullivan chipped in with 12 points, going 4-of-8 from long range, and Juliette Lawless netted 10 points to register her third double-digit scoring effort in the last four games.
- White's 36-point effort came on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor, a 5-of-8 mark from three-point range and a 13-for-15 mark from the line, as she set new career highs in points (36), field goals (9), three-pointers (5), free throws (13) and minutes (39). The 36 points are tied for the third-most in a game for a Mount player since the program moved to Division I prior to the 1988-89 season. White's performance marked the most points by a Mountaineer in a game since Myriam Baccouche also dropped 36 against Radford back in 2003.
- The Mount's 82-point output last time out in the win over Rider was the team's highest scoring total of the year. The Mountaineers are averaging 64.1 points per contest this year, compared to a 58.8 point average last season when they reached 80-plus points in just two contests (97-88 loss vs. Saint Francis U and 81-66 win vs. CCSU).
- Mount St. Mary's sits atop the Northeast Conference leaderboard with a 72.8-percent mark from the free throw line. Ashlee White (.781), Katrice Dickson (.774) and Juliette Lawless (.737) all rank among the top-10 in the league among qualifying players.
- The Mount owns a 256-140 all-time record at Knott Arena, including a perfect 2-0 mark this season. The Mount has posted a 94-60 mark in Northeast Conference games on its home court. The Mountaineers have registered double-digit wins at home in 11 different seasons.
- The Mount's next game is on December 19 at Maryland-Eastern Shore at 6 p.m.
- Gardner-Webb collected its fifth straight win on Friday, downing Davidson by a 70-65 final, to improve to 7-2 on the year. The only two losses for GWU this season have come at the hands of Kentucky and UCF.
- Tierra Huntsman leads the squad with 18.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Alexus Hill (13.6 ppg) and Savannah Plentovich (10.1) are the other two players averaging double figures.