Posted: Feb 02, 2018
ABOUT THE MOUNT
- The Mount continues Northeast Conference play with the 56th all-time matchup against LIU Brooklyn. The Mountaineers own a 33-22 advantage in the all-time series, including an 18-9 record at home.
- The Blackbirds won the first meeting between the two teams earlier this season, pulling out a 53-48 victory in Brooklyn on January 15 behind a double-double from Deangelique Waithe, who finished with 17 points and 10 boards. Juliette Lawless was the lone Mountaineer to reach double-figures (13 pts), as the Mount shot just 32.6 percent (15-46) as a team in the contest.
- The Mountaineers improved to 7-13 overall and 4-5 in league play with a 79-56 victory over Wagner last time out at Knott Arena. Junior Juliette Lawless posted a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and a 3-for-4 mark from long range as she surpassed her previous career-best of 18 points set earlier this season at St. Francis Brooklyn. Lawless' 21-point effort was her 12th double-digit scoring performance in the last 15 games. Three other Mountaineers joined Lawless in double-figures, including Ashlee White (14 pts.), Katrice Dickson (13) and Kayla Agentowicz (12). Dickson also contributed six rebounds, four assists and four steals to go along with her 13 points.
- The Mountaineers are averaging 14.3 assists over their last six contests while registering their five-highest assist totals of the season during the span, including a season-high 18 at St. Francis Brooklyn.
- With their third-highest point total of the year last time out in the 79-56 win over Wagner, the Mountaineers now rank second in the conference in points per game (65.5), and are currently on pace for their highest scoring average since the 2013-14 season.
- Following the tilt with the Blackbirds, the Mount remains at home to take on St. Francis Brooklyn on Monday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
SCOUTING LIU BROOKLYN
- LIU Brooklyn dropped a pair of contests at home against Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson in its two most recent outings. The losses moved the Blackbirds to 8-12 overall and 4-5 in conference play, as they now sit in a tie with the Mount and St. Francis Brooklyn for fifth place in the league.
- Denisha Petty-Evans ranks fourth in the conference and leads the team in scoring with 16.5 points per game. Jeydah Johnson (13.5 ppg) and Deangelique Waithe (11.5) have helped pace the offense, and Waithe also tops the squad with 8.9 rebounds per contest.