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UMBC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WINS RETRIEVER TIP-OFF TOURNAMENT WITH 76-58 WIN OVER FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
Matea Pender was named Tournament MVP on Sunday.
UMBC was led by All-Tournament Most Valuable Player Matea Pender and All-Tournament honoree Brittnie Hughes as Pender tallied 16 points and seven rebounds while Hughes scored 13 points with eight assists. Hughes’ eight assists was a single game career high for her.
UMBC held a 33-22 lead at halftime but allowed the Knights to close the gap to 44-40 by the 13:19 mark in the second half on a converted free throw by Shanay Freeman. UMBC would send the game back to double-digits behind Hughes, as the Retriever point guard scored 11 points within a 2:30 minute span to give UMBC a 60-43 lead at the 9:35 mark.
Hughes hit three three-point baskets and scored a jumper during her 11-point scoring span.
The Knights were led by 13 points from Krissy Suckow, who finished 4-for-11 from the field and added five assists. Mercedez Walker tallied 11 points and eight rebounds.
Amanda Robinson recorded her first double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 rebounds. UMBC shot 47.6 percent from the field on 30-of-63 shooting from the field.
In the consolation game, Morgan State and Columbia took two extra periods to get a final score as the Lions finally came out on top at 85-78 (2OT). Megan Griffith led
Members of the All-Tournament team included Dominisha Britton (Morgan State), Michele Gage (Columbia), Krissy Suckow (Columbia), Brittnie Hughes (UMBC) and Matea Pender (UMBC). Pender was named tournament most valuable player.