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Retrievers Snap Skid, Pick Up Big Road Win at Maine, 77-74
Katie Brooks scored 21 points and was named America East Player of the Game.
Freshman forward Erin Brown (
The Retrievers led, 26-17, with eight minutes remaining in the first half after back-to-back jumpers by Brooks, but an 11-2 Maine run capped by a three-pointer by guard Kristin Baker tied the game at 28-28 with 4:30 left.
But UMBC responded by making six straight free throws to regain the lead, which was extended to 10 points, 43-33, with a 7-0 run that included five points by Brown with 1:40 to go. The Retrievers led, 45-37, at halftime.
UMBC shot 56.3 percent (18-for-32) in the first period, led by Brooks and Brown with 16 and 14 points, respectively.
The Black Bears scored the first six points of the second half and 17 of the first 23 to take the lead, 54-51, at the 10:40 mark.
The lead changed hands five times during a span of 3:20, but a layup by freshman guard Michelle Kurowski (
Brooks was named the Retrieversí America East Player of the Game, adding five rebounds, three assists and a steal to her 21 points. Brown finished with 16 points and five boards.
Cassidyís 22 points included two three-pointers, giving her 73 on the season, which ties Jami Lange for UMBCís single-season record. She also moved into second place on the America Eastís single-season list.
The Retrievers return home Wednesday, Feb. 18, to host America East rival