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Retrievers Fall to Hartford, 85-45
The hosts carried the momentum into the second stanza, scoring the first 10 points of the period before a layup by freshman forward Kim Browning (
Hartford took a game-high 47-point lead, 78-31, with 5:38 left, but a 3-pointer by senior guard Carlee Cassidy (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) sparked a 12-1 UMBC run that cut the margin to 36 points with 2:56 to go.
Cassidy drained three triples and finished with a team-high 13 points to earn UMBC’s America East Player of the Game honors. Sophomore center Topé Obajolu (
The Hawks outrebounded the Retrievers, 45-21, and scored 19 points off 12 offensive rebounds.
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host America East rival