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UMBC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GOES FOR THREE-STRAIGHT AGAINST NAVY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Head Coach Phil Stern has his Retrievers out to a 2-1 start.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Women’s Basketball team (2-1) returns for their third home game of the season as they host Navy at UMBC RAC Arena on Wednesday Night. The Retrievers are coming off an 87-52 win over
NAVY UPDATE: Navy picked up their first win of the season last week after opening the season against Cal Poly and
Who’s Up Next: The Retrievers begin a stretch of three games in five days when the play Radford at home on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
All-time Series vs. Navy
Last Meeting: Dec. 3, 2003 (Navy 61, UMBC 40)
First Meeting: Jan. 11, 1978 (Navy 69, UMBC 44)
UMBC’s last win: Nov. 22, 2000 (UMBC 67, Navy 56)
Streak: Navy has one the last three meetings
Series Record: Navy leads the series, 13-6
Pender's Second 20-Point Night Earns Her League Honors… UMBC Women’s Basketball junior forward Matea Pender (
Retrievers Run At Record Books With Big Night Against Morgan State…UMBC’s 35-point victory over Morgan State (87-52) is their largest margin of victory against a Division I opponent since scoring a 95-49 (46-point) victory over Coppin State on Feb. 1, 1988. The 35-point victory ties for second largest margin of victory against a D-I opponent as UMBC defeated Coppin State on Jan. 22, 1987 by a final of 91-56 (35-points).
Retrievers Break Out The Offense…Shooting 55.6 percent (30-of-54) from the field, the UMBC Retriever scored 87 points against
Pender Heating Up…Matea Pender is averaging 22.5 ppg in her last two games and 18.0 ppg in three games this season. Over the last two she is shooting 63.0 percent (17-of-27) form the field and 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from three-point range. Pender already has two 20-point performances, topping last season one 20-point performance the entire year. Courtney Doughman produced that performance with a 22-point effort against
Retrievers Dial Long Distance…UMBC’s 11 three-point baskets against Morgan State was three treys off their school record of 14 set by the Retrievers last year at Northeastern. Matea Pender led UMBC with five three-point baskets while Heather Luttrell had two treys and four others had one each.
UMBC Clearing The Glass…The Retrievers grabbed 46 rebounds in their game against
Retrievers Showing Unselfish play…UMBC as a team has recorded 20 assists or more in each of their first three games, eclipsing their total amount of assists in any one game all of last year with 21 in each of the first two. Leading the way is Brittnie Hughes with 18 assists on the season and Sharri Rohde with 12. UMBC's school record for team assists in a game is 27. The Retrievers have 62 assists on the season, a 20.67 assist per game average, which ranks over 3.0 apg better than second place in the America East team statistics charts. UMBC ranks second in assist/turnover ratio at 1.11. Morgan Hatten with 11 assists and a mere two turnovers leads the conference at a 5.50 assist/turnover ratio.
Using The Bench…Head Coach Phil Stern has seen his bench log some quality minutes in the opening three games of the season. Stern’s has scored over 15 points in each of the first three games, including a season-high 33 points against
Coming To Play…The UMBC freshman class has come to the play with three of UMBC's eight double-digit scorers in the first three games coming from Retriever rookies. Kristin Drabyn is averaging 10.0 ppg after consecutive double-digit performances and Morgan Hatten dropped 11 points in her collegiate. Fellow freshman Amanda Robinson has recorded four blocks, four steals and cleared 12 boards in her three starts. The Retriever freshman have combined for 33.0 percent of UMBC's total scoring and 32.5 percent of UMBC's total minutes played.
Hughes Lending A Helping Hand…Brittnie Hughes, who saw action in 11 games last year, has handed out six assists in each of UMBC's three games this year. At least six assists was only reached on two occasions all of last year.
Getting Ahead Early...UMBC has led at half in each of their first three games, including taking a 30-point advantage over
I’ll Take That…The Retrievers defense has picked up the intensity which is showing in the box score. UMBC recorded 12 steals in their first game of the season against
Luttrell Clears Career-High On The Glass...Sophomore Heather Luttrell grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Mount St. Mary’s. Luttrell’s eight boards was a team-high for UMBC as the 5-11 forward held tough in the paint. Luttrell, who played in 27 games last year, previous career-high was five blocks.
Hughes Named to All-Tournament Team…Sophomore Brittnie Hughes was named to the UMBC Retriever Tip-Off Tournament All-Tournament team after finishing the opening weekend with 9.0 ppg and 6.0 apg. Hughes also stole seven balls. Hughes set a career-high for points in a game in the first half against
Home Sweet Home...The Retrievers for the first time in their 36 seasons have 15 home games as UMBC welcomes six non-conference opponents and all-nine America East foes to RAC Arena in 2004-05. The Retrievers best home mark was a 10-0 record at RAC Arena in 1993-94. UMBC's career home record is 185-143.
No Charity Allowed...Over the last two seasons Head Coach Phil Stern's squads ranked in the top-five in the country in fewest fouls per game. Last year the Retrievers as a team finished second nationally at 13.3 fouls per game. UMBC finished fifth in the nation two years ago in fouls per game at 13.5.
Hitting The Airwaves…With the newly launched umbcretrievers.com, the majority of home games and a few road contests will be broadcast live on the internet through www.umbcretrievers.com. Play-by-Play announcer Troy Green will bring the action on all contests via the web. Umbcretrievers.com will also broadcast live stats for all men's and women's basketball home games. In addition UMBC will play a home televised contest as part of the America East Television package when UMBC hosts
Retrievers on Air
Nov. 20 Coppin State 4:00
Nov. 21 Mount St. Mary’s 4:00
Dec. 7 Radford 7:00
Dec. 11 American 7:00
Dec. 18 Drexel 5:00
Dec. 28 at
Jan. 8 at
Jan 15 Northeastern 7:00
Feb. 5 Stony Brook 7:00
Metro TV NY/Fox Sports Net
All homes games and selected away contests.
Retrievers No Longer New Beast In The America East…The Retrievers are no longer the new kids on the block in the America East Conference as they open their second season in the mid-major conference. Despite a full season in league play the Retrievers still received no love from their conference foes, being picked to finish 10th in the league for the second consecutive year.
Going Global…The Retrievers' 13-player roster contains three international players.
Senior Anastasia Goncharova is from
Infirmary Report: UMBC prior to the season lost freshman Zuzana Kasanová to an ACL tear to her knee. Kasanová will red shirt this season.
Retrievers Ink Three For 2005-06…UMBC head women's basketball coach Phil Stern announced the signings of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to attend UMBC for the 2005-06 academic year. The list includes Melissa Book (