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UMBC WOMENíS BASKETBALL KNOCKS OFF IPFW, 75-53
Kristin Drabyn stole the show in the second half with 14 points, including 11 in the first seven minutes of the period.
The game was close for much of the first half, but UMBC went on an 8-0 run to end the period and take a 34-23 lead into the break.
The Retrievers pulled away in the second half thanks to 61.5 percent (8-of-13) shooting from 3-point range, including Drabynís 4-of-4 from long distance. Drabyn scored 11 of her team-high 14 points in the first seven minutes of the period to break the game open, and she was 5-of-5 from the floor in the second half.
UMBC scored 41 second-half points and held a game-high 30-point lead at 70-40 with just under seven minutes remaining in the game.
Five Retrievers scored in double figures. Matea Pender notched 13 points and is 11-of-15 from 3-point range in her last three games after going 2-of-3 against the Dons. Brittnie Hughes scored 11 points and added six assists, while Sharri Rhode and Morgan Hatten each tallied 10 points.
As a team, the Retrievers shot a season-high 54.5 percent from the field (30-of-55) and were 47.6 percent from 3-point range (10-of-21).
IPFW was led by Hilary OíConnellís 22 points. She was 7-of-8 from the field, including a perfect 6-of-6 from behind the arc.
The Retrievers continue their