Posted: Jan 12, 2018
ABOUT THE MOUNT
- Mount St. Mary's continues Northeast Conference play with the 57th all-time meeting against St. Francis Brooklyn. The Mount owns a 51-5 edge in the series, its best record against any NEC team.
- In their most recent outing, the Mountaineers got back to their winning ways with a 55-52 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday night at Knott Arena. The win was the Mount's fourth in the last five games, moving the team to 3-1 in conference play and into a tie for third place in the league. Juliette Lawless paced the Mount with 14 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists, as the junior registered her eight double-digit scoring performance in the last 10 contests. Lawless went 4-for-11 in the tilt, which included a career-high three makes from beyond the arc. Kayla Agentowicz tallied 13 points and six rebounds, and rookie Rebecca Lee contributed a career-high 12 rebounds and four blocks off the bench.
- Mount St. Mary's opened Northeast Conference play with a pair of road victories at Central Connecticut and Bryant to start the league slate at 2-0 for the first time since 2011-12. Following a loss to Sacred Heart, the Mount rebounded to defeat FDU last time out to move to 3-1 in league play. The hot start for first-year Head Coach Maria Marchesano is tied for the team's best opening to conference play in the last 12 seasons. The other two occasions that the Mount started 3-1 in NEC play in the last 12 seasons were duirng the 2012-13 and 2014-15 campaigns.
- With leading scorer Ashlee White out of the lineup since the beginning of conference play, upperclassmen Caroline Hummell and Juliette Lawless and have stepped up in the scoring department. The duo is leading the squad with 13.3 points apiece in conference games, combining for six double-digit scoring performances in the opening four games.
- The Mount and St. Francis Brooklyn split the season series last year, with the Mount posting a 62-44 victory in the first meeting in Brooklyn before the Terriers answered with a 71-55 win in Emmitsburg. Kayla Agentowicz averaged 11.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in the pair of contests vs. St. Francis Brooklyn last year.
- The Mountaineers remain in the city for a matchup with LIU Brooklyn on January 15 at 2 p.m.
SCOUTING ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
- St. Francis Brooklyn is still looking for its first conference win of the year, sitting at 0-3 in NEC play and 4-10 overall. The Terriers have dropped contests to LIU Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Robert Morris in their first three league tilts.
- Jade Johnson is the team's leading scorer, averaging 13.9 points per contest. As a team, the Terriers are registering 59.6 per game while allowing 65.1 to opponents.