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UMBC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS WITH 72-50 WIN OVER MORGAN STATE
Amanda Robinson tallied six blocks to tie the Retriever record for blocks in a single game.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC women’s basketball team (1-0) defeated Morgan State (0-1) in the first round of the Retriever Tip-Off Tournament presented by Close Call America by a final score of 72-50 on Saturday afternoon at UMBC RAC Arena. Fairleigh Dickinson defeated
UMBC struggled from the field to open the game going 1-for-6 from the field in the first five. UMBC, however, only trailed 8-5 at the 15:00 minute mark behind some stellar defense from Amanda Robinson as the sophomore center blocked three shots by 15:42 in the first half. Robinson finished with six blocks, tying Eunice French with UMBC’s single-game top mark for blocks in a game.
UMBC broke a 12-12 tie at the 9:57 mark of the first half as Morgan Hatten drained the first of back-to-back treys to give the Retrievers a 15-12 lead. UMBC would never trail again building an 11 point lead by the 2:16 mark on a fast break lay-up by Sharri Rohde. UMBC took a 33-24 lead into the break.
UMBC shot 42.4 percent from the field on 28-of-66 as Matea Pender led the Retrievers with 13 points. Brittnie Hughes tallied 11 points and dished out four assists. Robinson added seven points and five rebounds to her six blocks.
In the opening game of the day, Fairleigh Dickinson received 15 points and 13 rebounds from Megan Kirkland as four Knights posted double-digits in the 84-70 win over