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Men's Basketball Opens 2008-09 Campaign With 91-54 Victory Over Stevenson
It was the Retrievers’ sixth straight home opening victory and Head Coach Randy Monroe is 4-1 in his five lid-lifters.
Seniors Darryl Proctor (
Freshman Chauncey Gilliam (
UMBC’s other two starters, juniors Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa.) and Matt Spadafora (
Stevenson, a member of the NCAA Division III, were led by guards Greg Woody and Chase Lancaster, who tallied 12 points each.
The Retrievers never trailed, converting its first six field goal attempts and jumping out to a 19-5 lead five minutes into the game. The scrappy Mustangs went to a four-guard attack and a Woody layup with 9:50 remaining brought the visitors to within 25-18. But a Spadafora jumper on the next possession started a 9-1 UMBC run and the hosts rebuilt the lead to 49-31 at intermission.
UMBC pulled its starters midway through the second half as they built the advantage to 72-42 at the midpoint of the half. The Retrievers hit 57.4 percent from the floor (39 of 68) and outrebounded the Mustangs, 40-27.
The Retrievers travel across town to face MEAC favorite
Notes: The Retrievers eclipsed the 90-point plateau for the first time since a 95-82 win over Navy on Jan. 3, 2006…Proctor has scored in double figures in nine straight games, in 32 of 34 games in a UMBC uniform and in 77 games in his 93-game career…the crowd of 3,114 is the tenth-largest in RAC Anena history.