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Retrievers Win Thriller at Boston U., 65-63
Carlee Cassidy took over third place in America East history with 224 career 3-pointers after draining five at Boston U.
Senior guard Carlee Cassidy (
The Retrievers led, 41-40, with 16:41 left in the game, but the Terriers used a 14-6 run over the next 5:18 to take a seven-point lead, 54-47. UMBC responded with 11 of the next 12 points, sparked by six points by sophomore center Topé Obajolu (Randallstown, Md./Archbishop Carroll), to go back on top, 58-55, with 5:29 remaining.
The Terriers missed four field goals in the next 1:21 of action but had a chance to tie it up when Cashman was fouled with 24 seconds left. However, she made just one of her two attempts, and
Cassidy made three of four free throws, giving UMBC a four-point lead, 64-60, with 11 seconds remaining. Terrier guard Kat Briggs hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left, giving the hosts one last glimmer of hope, but they were not able to get a shot off after UMBC junior guard Michele Brokans (Lansdale, Pa./Lansdale Catholic) sank a free throw with 0.2 seconds on the clock.
Cassidy nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to help the Retrievers regain the lead, but a jumper by
Obajolu was the only other Retriever in double figures with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and she added six rebounds and two blocks. Junior forward Meghan Colabella (
Alford led the Terriers with 16 points and added seven rebounds.
Both teams made 10 three-pointers and grabbed 47 rebounds.
The Retrievers return to action on Thursday, Jan. 28, when they host America East rival Stony Brook.