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DESPITE A RECORD AFTERNOON, WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT NORTHEASTERN, 91-78
Boston, MA--The UMBC Retrievers hit a school record 66.0% from the floor (31/47), but the host Northeastern Huskies were nearly as good, and they triumphed over UMBC, 91-78, before 236 fans at Solomon Court.
The Retrievers also set marks for three-point goals in a game (14) and three-point percentage at 60.9% (14/23).
UMBC falls to 0-13, 0-4 in league play, while NU improves to 9-4, 3-1.
The Retrievers jumped out to a 21-11 lead, hitting their first 9 attempts from the floor and maintained a 38-35 halftime advantage. UMBC hit 14 of 21 shots and 8 of 10 from behind the arc in the first half. In the second half, UMBC built a 56-50 lead, but an 11-0 NU run put them ahead for good.
Sophomore guard Maria Brown scored a career high 19 points, hitting 4 of 5 from behind the arc, and leading all five UMBC starters in double figures. Freshman Heather Luttrell set a school record for three-point accuracy, hitting all five of her attempts in a 15-point effort. Anastasia Goncharova was 4 of 7 from behind the arc, and tallied 16 points, while junior Tyecia Powell and freshman Sharri Rohde added 11 points each.
Northeastern's Marlene Zwarich scored a carer high 39 points, hitting 17 of 26 shots.