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Retrievers Jump Out Early, Hang On Late to Defeat Rider, 58-53, in Womenís Basketball Action
Chantay Frazier was the Marlow Sports America East Player of the Game.
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC womenís basketball team (1-1) jumped out to a 14-point lead early, then watched it turn into a 5-point deficit in the middle of the second half, but junior guard Chantay Frazierís 3-pointer with 53 seconds left in the game sealed a 58-53 victory over Rider (1-1) Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.
Senior guard Morgan Hatten posted 15 rebounds, the most by a Retriever since Monica Logan pulled down 16 at St. Francis (
The Retrievers scored the first nine points of the game and held a 19-5 lead at the 10:56 mark after a 3-pointer by junior guard Melissa Book. Senior guard Kristin Drabyn scored six of UMBCís first 12 points.
But the Broncs staged a comeback, using an 11-2 run behind seven points from guard Janele Henderson to pull to within five points, 21-16, with 7:07 to play in the first half. Frazier drilled a 3-pointer and junior center MacKenzie Butler hit a jumper to reopen a 10-point lead, but Rider scored six of the final eight points of the period, and UMBCís lead was just six, 28-22, at halftime.
The Retrievers shot 46.2 percent (12-for-26) in the first half while holding the Broncs to just 28.6 percent (8-for-28).
Rider scored the first eight points of the second half to take a 30-28 lead, but UMBC countered with six in a row to regain a 34-30 advantage at the 16:10 mark. After the Broncs pulled back to within two a minute and a half later, neither team managed a field goal for a span of four and a half minutes until Frazier hit a lay-up with 10:11 remaining.
But eight straight Rider points gave the Broncs their biggest advantage of the day, 44-39, with 8:06 to play. The Retrievers retook a 48-45 lead at the 5:27 mark with a 9-1 run, but a Tammy Meyers' 3-pointer with 1:57 left put the Broncs back on top, 53-52.
After misses on both ends of the floor, the Retrievers called a timeout at the 1:03 mark, and 10 seconds later Frazier drilled the 3-pointer that put UMBC on top to stay. Three foul shots in the final 20 seconds gave the Retrievers the 58-53 victory.
Frazierís 14 points led three Retrievers in double figures, and she was named the Marlow Sports Player of the Game. Sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy scored 12 points, while
The Retrievers shot 43.5 percent (20-for-46) in the game while holding Rider to 30.9 percent (17-for-55) from the floor. The teams were even with 36 rebounds apiece and combined for 40 turnovers.
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