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Proctor Posts Double-Double; Leads Men's Basketball to 67-56 Win Over Nemesis Central Connecticut
Justin Fry scored a career high 16 points in the win over the Blue Devils.
UMBC, which had a nine-game home winning streak snapped last Wednesday, improved to 5-3 on the campaign and have still captured 21 of its last 24 games at home. The Blue Devils entered the game on a four-game winning streak and left with a mark of 4-4.
The hosts overcame a poor shooting first half and hit 14 of 23 attempts (60.9 percent) after intermission, while holding CCSU to 38.1 percent (24 of 63) for the game.
Proctor, named the America East Player of the Game, and classmate senior guard Jay Greene (
After UMBC stretched the lead to 60-47, Seymore capped a quick 7-0 burst with a banked three-pointer from 27 feet to trim the Central deficit to 60-54 with 1:15 to play. But the Retrievers sank seven of eight free throws to close out the contest.
After a two-point first half, Greene finished with 14 points, hitting three of four from long range after intermission. He also had five assists and no turnovers in all 40 minutes of action. Junior forward Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa.) scored a career high 16 points, hitting half of his 12 attempts from the floor and all four from the stripe.
Central sophomore forward Ken Horton led all scorers with 21 points and also posted a double-double with 10 caroms. Seymore added 13 points, but hit just five of 17 shots from the field.
UMBC evened the all-time series at 15-all, and snapped a six game slide to the Blue Devils. Proctor has scored in double figures in a career-high 16 consecutive games, while Greene has hit at least two from behind the arc in all eight games to date.
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