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UMBC Womenís Basketball Snaps Four-Game Skid, Defeats Albany, 66-41
Brittnie Hughes scored a game-high 14 points in UMBC's victory over Albany.
Baltimore-The UMBC womenís basketball team (11-13, 4-7 America East) snapped its four-game losing streak with a 66-41 victory over America East rival Albany (7-17, 3-8 America East) Saturday evening at RAC Arena. The Great Danes have now lost six in a row.
Neither team scored a field goal for nearly two-and-a-half minutes before UMBC junior forward Amanda Robinsonís lay-up at 17:39 sparked an 11-3 Retriever run.
The Retrievers took a 17-point lead with 2:15 to play in the first half on two free throws by senior point guard Brittnie Hughes before
UMBC scored 15 points off 15
Despite their 12-point deficit, the Great Danes had the better shooting percentage, 38.9 percent to UMBCís 35.0 percent, as
The Great Danes opened the second half similarly to the first, missing their first seven field goal attempts and turning the ball over six times before Britney McGee drilled a three-pointer at the 12:42 mark. The Retrievers had scored eight points during that stretch and went on to score seven more before
UMBC took a game-high 31-point lead, 60-29, with 4:59 to play as a Charese Baldwin lay-up capped an 11-2 run, but
Hughes led all scorers with 14 points and grabbed a season-high six rebounds, while senior forward Sharri Rohde scored 11 points and added seven rebounds. Robinson also scored 11 and posted six boards.
McGee led the Great Danes with 11 points, while Gia Sanders scored 10. Kristin Higy scored nine points and added six rebounds.
The Retrievers out-rebounded
The Retrievers shot 40.9 percent in the game, including 50 percent in the second half while holding the Great Danes to 25.5 percent shooting in the game and 17.2 percent from the floor in the second period.
UMBC returns to action Wednesday, Feb. 14, as the Retrievers travel to