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UMBC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WINS SEVENTH GAME OUT OF LAST EIGHT IN COME-FROM-BEHIND 60-47 WIN OVER MAINE
Sharri Rohde scored 15 points in the final 12 minutes to lead UMBC to a 60-47 win over Maine.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC women’s basketball (15-9, 7-6 America East) erased a 13-point deficit in the final 14 minutes to defeat Maine (8-16, 4-9 AE), 60-47, in America East Women’s Basketball action on Wednesday night at UMBC RAC Arena. The win moves UMBC to 9-2 at home this year and is the Retrievers’ third come-from-behind win involving a deficit by 10 or more points this season. The win is UMBC’s first against
It was a tale of two halves for UMBC as the Retrievers scored a season-high 47 points in a single half during the second half on 62.5 percent shooting while struggling in the opening stanza, scoring a season-low 13 points in a half on 20.0 percent shooting.
After taking a 13-8 lead with 8:34 remaining in the first half, UMBC saw Maine go on an 11-0 run to end the first half and take a 19-13 lead into the break. The Maine defense was able to hold the Retriever top three scorers heading into the game in check as Sharri Rohde (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central), Matea Pender (Sibinek, Croatia/The Croatian National Team) and Brittnie Hughes (Roanoke, Va./Northside) were held to 2-for-12 from the field for five points.
Maine meanwhile took advantage of the Retriever shooting as Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa scored eight points and Bracey Barker tallied six to help the Black Bears out to their first half lead.
Rohde, who finished off the three-point play at the foul line to pull UMBC to within seven at 35-28, scored the next six points for nine straight points as UMBC closed the gap to four at 39-34 with 7:14 to play.
After a couple of defensive stands by both team, UMBC heated up from the field as Pender hit a three-point basket, followed by back-to-back three-point baskets by Hughes to send UMBC ahead 43-39 with 4:15 to play.
Pender would hit a basket prior to a jumper from Rohde, capping off a 16-0 run by UMBC to put the Retrievers in control at 47-39 with 2:37 to play. UMBC went 9-for-9 at the free throw line in the final two minutes, securing its seventh win out of its last eight games.
Rohde led UMBC with 15 points while Pender scored 12 points and led UMBC on the boards with seven rebounds. UMBC shot 20.0 percent in the first half on 6-of-30 only to shoot 62.5 percent in the second half, making 15-of-24 attempts.
UMBC returns to action at