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Women’s Basketball Falls to No. 24 Vermont, 79-51, in Front of Record Crowd at the RAC on Midday Madness
The Catamounts led from the start, using a 9-0 run to jump out to a 19-5 lead at the 11:27 mark of the first half. The Retrievers scored eight of the next 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers by sophomore guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) and senior guard Carlee Cassidy (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) to pull to within eight at 21-13, but Vermont went on another 12-3 run to go up, 33-16, with 3:06 remaining. The score was 35-22 at halftime.
UMBC got back to within 10 points, 37-27, early in the second stanza, but the Catamounts scored 14 straight points to take a commanding 24-point lead, 51-27, with 15:24 remaining in the game, and the Retrievers did not get closer than 21 points the rest of the way.
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The Retrievers shot just 30.6 percent in the game, compared with 45.0 percent for the Catamounts, and were outrebounded, 46-28.
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday, Jan. 24, when they travel to America East rival