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FEELEY RECORDS FOURTH "DOUBLE-DOUBLE" OF CAMPAIGN; MEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS VILLA JULIE, 84-58
Senior center Andrew Feeley scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds, recording his fourth “double-double” of the year, as UMBC (3-5) snapped a two game losing streak with an 84-58 win over Villa Julie (4-4) at the RAC Arena.
The Mustangs, a member of the NCAA Division III, lost their third straight contest, after defeating other
Feeley needed just 22 minutes to post his 13th career “double-double”, but his first at home after 12 straight on the road. He hit all eight of his free throw attempts and added a pair of blocked shots. Sophomore forward Mike Housman was the only other Retriever in double figures with a season high 10 points and he added 7 caroms.
The Retrievers never trailed, gradually building a 21-9 lead after freshman guard Brian Hodges connected on a three-point field goal at the mark of the first half. UMBC led, 43-32 at intermission, as the Mustangs stayed within range by hitting 11 of 24 shots from the floor.
The UMBC remained at eleven points, at 58-47 with 11:44 remaining when UMBC put the game away with a 16-0 run, holding the visitors without a field goal for over 8 minutes of play.
Hodges added 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists for UMBC, while junior forward John Zito and freshman guard Rashad Bilal scored 8 points each. Senior guard Rob Gogerty registered 8 assists and 0 turnovers in 26 minutes, recorded the team high in minutes played.
Guard Steven Segears led Villa Julie with 12 points. The Mustangs hit just 7 of 24 shots in the second half and were outrebounded, 51-28, for the contest.
UMBC is now 15-0 against NCAA Division III opponents since entering the Division I ranks in the 1986-87 season. It was UMBC’s first game against a non-Division I opponent since December of 1999.