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Womenís Basketball Defeats Maine, 68-58
Erin Brown's third career double-double included 17 points and 10 rebounds.
BALTIMOREóJunior guard Carlee Cassidy (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) scored 22 points and freshman forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) posted her third double-double of the season to lead the UMBC womenís basketball team (10-7, 2-2 AEC) to a 68-58 victory over America East rival Maine (2-15, 0-4 AEC) Saturday evening at the RAC Arena.
Brown tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds and was named UMBCís America East Player of the Game.
With the game tied, 5-5, after 3:30 of play, the Retrievers went on a 21-8 run, sparked by nine points from Cassidy and seven from Brown, to take a 26-13 lead at the 7:34 mark of the first half. UMBC held the Black Bears scoreless for more than seven minutes during that stretch.
A pair of layups by Maine forward Brittany Boser and five points by guard Amanda Tewksbury trimmed the visitorsí deficit to six points, 28-22, with 1:35 left in the half, but Cassidy hit a layup on the Retrieversí next possession and freshman guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) drained a three-pointer with 50 seconds left to send UMBC into the break with a 33-22 lead.
After making just seven field goals in the first half,
But the Retrievers regained the lead on back-to-back triples by Cassidy and junior guard Melissa Book (
Kurowski posted a career-high 10 rebounds, as she and Brown became the first Retriever teammates with double-digit rebounds in the same game since Amanda Robinson and Sharri Rohde did it on Dec. 2, 2006.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 21, when they host America East rival