Mount Women’s Basketball Faces Loyola in Catholic Clash on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-3) at LOYOLA (0-6)
Saturday, December 1 | 4:00 p.m.
Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena


>>> The Mount begins a four-game road stretch this Saturday (Dec. 1) with a matchup at Loyola as part of the annual Catholic Clash. Opening tip from Reitz Arena in Baltimore is set for 4 p.m. following the Mount vs. Loyola men's game.
>>> Mount St. Mary's and Loyola will meet for the 40th time in series history, with the Mount holding a 24-15 all-time edge, including an 8-8 mark on Loyola's home court. Last season, the Mount defeated Loyola by a 71-63 margin behind 18 points and nine rebounds from Juliette Lawless. Ashlee White (15 pts), Katrice Dickson (14), and Kayla Agentowicz (10) also registered double-figures in the victory.
This past Saturday against Towson, freshman Michaela Harrison scored a career-high 30 points to help power the Mountaineers past the Tigers, 87-78, at Knott Arena. The rookie went 10-of-19 from the floor and posted a 7-of-11 mark from three-point territory en route to her career-high 30 points. Harrison also registered six assists and six rebounds in the tilt. She notched 15 of her 30 points in the opening quarter, draining five three-pointers in the period. Daly Sullivan helped pace the Mount with 15 points in the contest, as the sophomore went 3-of-5 from long range. Rebecca Lee added six points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high five blocks.
>>> Following her career day in the win over Towson, Michaela Harrison was named both the NEC Player and Rookie of the Week, becoming the first Mount player this season to garner a conference weekly award. Harrison's seven three-pointers against Towson are tied for the second-most by a Mount player in a single game in program history. The record of eight has been done on three occasions, most recently in 2007 by Dominique Mazzuchi. The Mount, which made 14 threes total against Towson, also finished one three shy of tying the team program record (15), which was set at Bryant in 2014.
Rebecca Lee has led the Mount in rebounding in each of the first five games this season. The sophomore center matched her season-high with 10 boards vs. Towson, which was the fourth 10-plus rebound game of her career. Lee currently ranks third in the NEC with 8.2 rebounds per game.
>>> The Mount has four players averaging double-figure points on the year, led by Michaela Harrison, who ranks sixth in the conference with 14.0 points per contest. Juliette Lawless joins Harrison in the league's top-10, ranking ninth with 13.0 points per game.
The Mountaineers have shot over 40-percent from three-point range in each of their last three contests. They made a season-high 14 threes while also posting their best three-point percentage (.583) in the win over Towson.