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UMBC WOMENíS BASKETBALL RIDES 32-3 RUN IN 63-37 VICTORY OVER BINGHAMTON
Heather Luttrell came off the bench to give UMBC solid minutes, scoring eight points with seven rebounds, three assists, block and a steal on Wednesday.
UMBC opened the game 1-for-8 from the field as
UMBC would turn the tides as Matea Pender (Sibinek, Croatia/The Croatian National Team) off the dribble pulled up just to the right of the free throw line to knock a jumper, sparking a 12-0 run that would give the Retrievers the lead for good and produce a five-point advantage at 15-10 with 7:34 to play.
Rebecka Lindgren responded with a three-point basket for Binghamton at the 6:35 mark but that would be the only points the rest of the first half for the Bearcats as UMBC would tack on 15 more points and stretch its run to 27-3 for a 30-13 halftime advantage.
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The Bearcats, who entered the game leading the America East in field goal percentage and points per game as a team, would get hot from outside the arc, closing the lead to 14 on two occasions but would get no closer as the Retrievers would go on an 11-1 run and take their largest advantage of 29 points with 1:20 to play.
UMBC was led by Robinsonís 16 points and eight rebounds. Robinson added four blocks, three assists and two steals as well. Hughes finished with 14 points, five assists and no turnovers. UMBC committed just six turnovers in the game and shot 41.9 percent from the field at 26-for-62. Heather Luttrell (
UMBC returns to action at home on Saturday, February 4 against