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UMBC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RALLIES FROM 16-POINT DEFICIT TO WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT WITH 72-63 VICTORY OVER VERMONT
Heather Luttrell was a perfect 4-for-4 from outside the arc, scoring a career-high 16 points on Sunday.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC women’s basketball team (14-8, 6-5 America East) won its sixth straight game as the Retrievers rallied from 16-points down to defeat Vermont (7-14, 3-8 AE) by a final score of 72-63 on Sunday afternoon at UMBC RAC Arena. UMBC placed four players in double figures as the Retrievers moved to 8-1 at home this season.
UMBC fell into trouble early on as Retriever point guard Brittnie Hughes (
Vermont made six three-point baskets during their run and eight in the entire first half as the Catamounts went 13-for-29 from the field for 44.8 percent shooting and 8-for-15 outside the arc, 53.3 percent.
Heather Luttrell (
Vermont would go back on top by seven at 60-53 before Matea Pender (Sibinek, Croatia/The Croatian National Team) scored the traditional three-point play, making the lay-up with a foul and converting the free throw to close the gap to 60-56. Luttrell knocked down a three-point basket on the ensuing possession to pull UMBC within one at 60-59 and than Amanda Robinson (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) turned around about five feet out on the baseline to bank in a jumper and give UMBC its first lead since the middle part of the first half at 61-60.
The Retrievers held
The Retrievers were led by 16 points and 10 rebounds from Rohde while Luttrell scored a career-high off the bench with 16 points, going 4-for-4 from the field and outside the arc. Pender and Hughes each scored 14 points.
The Retrievers put their six-game win streak on the line against conference leader