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Womenís Basketball Picks Up First America East Win at Maine, 61-52
Carlee Cassidy scored 19 points to lead UMBC past Maine.
ORONO, MaineóUMBC senior guard Carlee Cassidy (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) continued her domination of America East rival Maine (4-11, 0-3 AE) with her first career double-double of 19 points and a career-high 11 rebounds as the Retrievers (7-8, 1-1 AE) picked up their first conference victory of the season, 61-52.
Cassidy, who entered the game averaging 18.5 ppg in six career contests against the Black Bears, made eight of 14 attempts from the floor, including two 3-pointers, and added three assists and a steal.
Sophomore guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) tallied 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting and drained a pair of 3ís, while sophomore forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored in double figures for the first time since Dec. 12 with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including three triples, and added seven rebounds.
Brown led all scorers with 12 points in the first half. She combined with Kurowski (10) and Cassidy (7) to score 29 of UMBCís 31 first-period points.
The Retrievers made eight of their first 11 attempts in the second half, opening a 53-41 lead with 9:34 remaining. Cassidy and Kurowski combined to score 17 of UMBCís first 19 points of the half.
The teams alternated scores over the final five minutes and the Retrievers came away with the 61-52 victory.
The Retrievers shot 42.6 percent in the game while holding
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when they take on America East rival