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Retrievers Dig Out of Snow, Bury Black Bears, 57-45
Katie Brooks tied her season high with 16 points against Maine.
The Retrievers won at home for the first time since a Dec. 2 win over Navy, snapping a six-game skid at the RAC.
Cassidy buried a 3-pointer just 18 seconds into the second stanza, setting the tone for UMBC, which shot a sizzling 57.9 percent over the final 20 minutes. A triple by sophomore forward Erin Brown (
Brooks, Cassidy and Obajolu combined to shoot 60.7 percent from the floor (17-for-28) in the game. Brooks dished out four assists, while Obajolu – the Retrievers’ America East Player of the Game – posted three blocks and Cassidy drained three triples. The trio combined for 47 of UMBC’s 57 points, while Brown added seven points.
The Retrievers shot 50 percent from the floor in the game, their second-highest field goal percentage of the season. UMBC was also a perfect 11-for-11 at the foul line.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 10, when they travel to America East rival