Over the past two weeks the Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Basketball team hit the road, taking on four different teams. The first of which was on Feb. 11 against first-place St. Francis University. The women started off strong, claiming a victory against St. Francis with a final score of 66-58. With this win came with a career high 20 points for first year guard Ashlee White as well as a four game winning streak for the team.
The women opened the game with an unanswered nine point run spearheaded by White. They would manage to stay ahead in the first quarter despite St. Francis’ surge in the last minutes of the quarter. The Red Flash’s streak continued into the second quarter when they tied the score at 13 all. However, the Mount did not let that scare them as they came back with seven of the next nine points, thanks to senior Alexis Carter and graduate student Mikal Johnson’s back-to-back baskets. From that point on the teams were locked in serious competition as the lead fluctuated several times.
Ultimately, the Mount was able to clinch victory with Carter and White draining 11 shots as the clock ran out. Two days later the women set out to reign victorious again, only this time against Robert Morris. Unfortunately, the Mount fell to the Colonials with the final score of 58-70, despite the team’s best effort.
Once again, White was the big scorer of the night with 19 points. Other honorable mentions include Carter who lead the team in rebounds and first year Kayla Agentowicz, who drained a three off the bench. After a tough loss, the team headed to New Jersey to take on Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 18.
Again, the women were back on top after a nail biting four point, overtime win over the Knights. Carter took the cake with the game high score of 22 points and six rebounds. Junior Caroline Hummel added 14 points and Johnson added 12 to the overall score.
The game started off rough for the Mount, with Fairleigh Dickinson on top 13-5 at the end of the first quarter. The women came out for the second quarter ready, and responded to FDU with an eight point run, followed by a lay-up by sophomore Juliette Lawless and a three by Carter to bring the teams within three points. The half closed with the score in favor of the Knights, 28-29.
The teams fought hard throughout the second half, ultimately closing the fourth quarter in a tie, 68 all, forcing the game into overtime. The Mount was able to pull ahead thanks to Carter’s seven points in overtime, bringing the game to a close with the Mount once again victorious.
The fourth and final game of the women’s road trip was played on Feb. 20 against Wagner, in New York. White again held the top spot for points with a total of 17 and Carter had a strong nine rebounds.
The first half of the game was close, with the team battling hard for the lead. However, Wagner jumped ahead at the beginning of the third quarter with an 11 point unanswered run. However, that did not phase the Mount as the team fought back nailing the last 13 points of the quarter. The team carried this momentum with them into the fourth quarter with senior Kayla Bates and Dickson sinking back-to-back threes to push the Mount ahead by three points with 6:20 remaining in the game.
Contributions from White, Bates and Johnson allowed the Mount to dominate over Wanger with a final score of 70-59. The team returns home for Senior Night and their second to last regular season game on Feb. 25 at 1 P.M. against LIU Brooklyn.