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Retrievers Win Thriller, 74-72, at Towson on Cassidy’s Last-Second Layup
Carlee Cassidy moved into fifth place on UMBC's career scoring list with 1,282 points.
With the game tied at 61 with six minutes remaining, the Retrievers drained three straight 3-pointers, including two by sophomore forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) to take a game-high nine-point lead, 70-61, with 4:30 to play.
But the Tigers climbed back with seven straight points to pull to within two, 70-68, with 1:15 left. A pair of free throws by sophomore guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) put the Retrievers on top by four with 24 seconds to go, by Towson guard Shanae Baker-Brice hit a layup eight seconds later to make it a two-point game.
The Retrievers turned the ball over on the inbounds pass, and after two missed
Baker-Brice’s half-court shot at the buzzer hit the rim and bounced away, giving the Retrievers the 74-72 victory.
UMBC scored the first five points of the game before
Four Retrievers scored in double figures for the third straight game, led by Brown and junior forward Meghan Colabella (
UMBC drained 11 three-pointers, including eight of 11 attempts in the second half, and Brown made a career high four of six from long range. The Retrievers shot 45 percent from the floor, including 58.6 percent in the second stanza.
Baker-Brice led the Tigers with 21 points and six assists.
Cassidy moved into the top five on UMBC’s career scoring list, as she now has 1,282 points.
The Retrievers conclude their three-game road trip on Sunday, Nov. 29, when they take on Bucknell at 2 p.m.