Dec 18, 2017
ABOUT THE MOUNT
- Mount St. Mary's owns a 13-2 advantage over Maryland Eastern-Shore in the all-time series as the two teams are set to meet for the 16th time on Tuesday. MDES topped the Mount by a 63-52 margin last season in Emmitsburg despite a game-high 16 points from Caroline Hummell.
- The Mount has won two of its last four games, defeating both Loyola and Rider, while falling to 15th-ranked Maryland and Gardner-Webb during the stretch. Last time out, Gardner-Webb held off a second-half comeback from Mount St. Mary's to come away with a 75-67 victory. Hummell led all scorers in the contest with 26 points as she posted season-highs in points, field goals (9), three-pointers (2), rebounds (7) and steals (4). The senior just missed out on her career-high of 28 points set last season against Morgan State. Juliette Lawless chipped in with 15 points and six assists, and rookie guard Daly Sullivan added 10 points and four rebounds in her third career start.
- Lawless has now reached double-digit points in four of the team's last five games. The junior from Mahopac, N.Y. registered a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds, narrowly missing out on a double-double, in the team's victory over Loyola in early December.
- Sophomore guard Ashlee White was named the Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week last Monday following a career-high 36 points in a victory over Rider. White's 36-point output 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, and is the highest scoring output for a Mountaineer since 2003.
- Kayla Agentowicz currently ranks fifth in the Northeast Conference in both field goal percentage (.486) and three-point percentage (.447). The sophomore has shot better than 50-percent from the field in five of eight games played thus far.
- Tuesday's matchup at MDES marks the end of non-conference play for the Mountaineers. They return to action on December 29 for the Northeast Conference opener at Central Connecticut.
- The Hawks own a 2-7 record through the opening nine games of the season, with their two wins coming against Valley Forge (92-38) and Wesley (97-30).
- Bairesha Gill-Miles leads the team in both points (10.8) and rebounds (6.4) per game, while Martha Thompson ranks second in both categories. MDES is averaging 61.7 points per contest while allowing 68.1 to opponents.