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Late Rally Falls Short for Womenís Basketball; UMBC Falls to Maine, 67-55, in America East Opener
Carlee Cassidy scored a career-high 27 points to raise her season average to 17.4 ppg.
ORONO, MaineóUMBC sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy scored a career-high 27 points, but it was not enough for the Retriever womenís basketball team (4-10, 0-1 AEC), which dropped its America East Conference opener, 67-55, at Maine (4-10, 1-0 AEC) Saturday evening.
Cassidy, who traditionally comes alive in the second half of games, led all scorers with 13 points in the first period. Younan was tops on
The Retrievers shot just 30.8 percent in the first half while the Black Bears connected on 47.6 percent of their shots.
The Retrievers used an 11-2 run to trim
Junior guard Chantay Frazier scored seven of UMBCís next eight points to again cut it four points with 2:04 left, but
Cassidyís 27 points are a career high and the most by a Retriever since Sharri Rohde posted the same number at
Kilmurray led three Black Bears in double figures with 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Younan added 13 points, while forward Brittany Boser contributed 12.
Senior guard Morgan Hatten led all players with seven rebounds, but
The Retrievers shot 36.2 percent in the game, while the Black Bears made 46.5 percent of their attempts. In addition,
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, Jan. 12, when they host America East rival Stony Brook at 4:30 p.m. at the RAC Arena.