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UMBC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS FOR FIRST TIME AT HOME TO BOSTON U., 75-57
Matea Pender scored a season-high 24 points on Saturday.
Matea Pender put UMBC on the board in the second half with five straight points before the Terriers opened the game up with three-consecutive three-point baskets by Raffo, Meinhardt and Kovach.
UMBC trailed by as many as 20, falling behind 55-35 with 12:58 remaining before building a run at the Terriers. Heather Luttrell sparked the run, dropping a three-point basket from the wing and hitting a fade away jumper from 10-feet out to pull UMBC within 15 at 55-40.
UMBC continued to climb back in the game as Matea Pender off a pass from Brittnie Hughes knock down a three-point basket to close the gap to 61-56 with 4:14 to player.
The Terriers, however responded as Meinhardt drained a three to push the lead back to seven at 64-56 with 3:51. The Terriers spoiled any chance of a UMBC comeback, finishing the game on an 11-1 run for the victory.
UMBC was led by 24 points out of Pender for a season-high. Pender went 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-8 from outside the arc in the game. Pender added seven rebounds as well. Sharri Rohde and Amanda Robinson tallied eight points each in the losing effort.
UMBC shot 36.2 percent from the field, marking the first time all year they have shot under 40.0 percent. The Retrievers were 21-for-58 in the game.
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