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HARTFORD WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ESCAPES UMBC WITH 56-49 OVERTIME WIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Sharri Rohde scored 19 points on Wednesday night.
The Retrievers opened the extra period with a jumper from Brittnie Hughes (
After a missed jumper by Rohde, Erica Messam spotted up on the wing to knock down a three-point basket to take a 50-47 lead. Witt on
The Retriever had three chances in the last minute to get within one or tie the game but two missed attempts and a turnover put the ball back into the hands of the Hawks, who hit 4-of-4 free throws in the final 13 seconds for the win.
UMBC fell behind by as many as 13 in the first half as
UMBC came out of halftime on a 16-3 run to take a 36-34 lead with 12:02 to play. Messam responded quickly with a three-point basket at the 11:46 mark to regain the lead at 37-36. The Retrievers continued to keep pace with the Hawks, trailing 43-38 with 5:32 on the clock.
UMBC in the final minutes went to work with Rohde as the junior forwarded hit a jumper and the awarded free throw shot on a foul by Messam. Matea Pender (
In the final two minutes
Hartford's 43 points in regulation was the thier lowest output this season, four below thier 47 points scored against the University of Connecticut. UMBC held the Hawks to 15.4 percent shooting in the second half and 12 points, one point less than what Hartford scored in the five-minute overtime.
Rohde led UMBC with 19 points and six rebounds. Hughes finished with 15 points as the Retrievers shot 19-for-51 from the floor for 37.3 percent. UMBC was 2-for-12 from three-point range and 9-of-12 at the free throw line.
Danielle Hood led
The Retrievers are idle this weekend and return to action when they host