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Cassidy, Drabyn Lead Retrievers Past Maine, 69-59
Carlee Cassidy has averaged 27.0 ppg in two games vs. Maine this season.
BALTIMOREóUMBC sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy tied her career high with 27 points, and senior guard Kristin Drabyn added 21, as the Retrievers (7-15, 3-6 AEC) defeated America East rival Maine (6-16, 3-6 AEC) by a score of 69-59 Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena.
Drabyn and Cassidy combined to scored UMBCís first 13 points of the game, and the Retrievers used a 10-2 run to take an early 18-10 lead. But
Both teams shot just 32 percent in the opening stanza, but the second period was a different story for the Retrievers, who made seven of their first 11 shots of the half to take a 44-37 lead at the 11:43 mark.
After making just five of their first 11 foul shots, UMBC went a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line in the final 1:26 of play to seal the 69-59 victory.
Cassidy was UMBCís America East Player of the Game, as she led all scorers with 27 points, tying her career high, which she set against the same Black Bears on Jan. 5 at
Junior guard Chantay Frazier was the only other Retriever in double figures with 15 points. Freshman forward Meghan Colabella led UMBC in rebounding for the second straight game, as she pulled down a game-best eight boards.
Guard Amanda Tewksbury was
The Retrievers shot 38.9 percent in the game, including 47.8 percent in the second half. UMBC also shot 43.5 percent from 3-point range, hitting 10 trifectas for the sixth time this season.
The Retrievers return to action Wednesday, Feb. 13, when they take on America East rival Stony Brook in the first of two consecutive road games.