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Women’s Basketball Pushes League-Leading Hartford to the Limit but Falls, 78-68, on Senior Night; Retrievers Earn No. 6 Seed in America East Tournament
Chantay Frazier tied her career high with 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (9-20, 5-11 AEC) pushed league-leading
The Hawks jumped out to a 13-4 lead after just 5:30 had passed in the game, but the Retrievers went on a 10-0 run to take a 14-13 lead on a three-pointer by Frazier at the 9:46 mark. Robinson buried two triples during the spurt, while
The Hawks again started the second half strong, using an 11-5 run to take a 39-36 lead with 16:16 to play. But senior guard Morgan Hatten drained a three-pointer to tie the game, and spark a 7-0 Retriever spurt that put UMBC back on top, 43-39.
Drabyn nailed her only triple of the night at the 11:38 mark to give the Retrievers their final lead, 46-45.
The Retrievers trimmed the deficit to five points, 73-68, with 1:04 remaining on a pair of free throws by freshman forward Meghan Colabella, but they would not score again.
Frazier added six rebounds and two steals and tied a career high with five assists. Robinson also posted six rebounds on the night.
The Retrievers shot 51.1 percent in the game, including 59.1 percent (13-for-22) in the second half. The Hawks finished at 46.8 percent in the game, but were nearly as lethal in the second period at 55.9 percent (19-for-34).
Before the game, the Retrievers honored Drabyn, Robinson and Hatten, who were playing at the RAC Arena for the final time.
Despite the loss, UMBC clinched the No. 6 seed in the America East Championships and will take on third-seeded