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Pretty in Pink: Women’s Basketball Completes Season Sweep of Albany with 51-40 Victory in Pink Zone Game
Michelle Kurowski made eight of 11 shots en route to 21 points against Albany.
BALTIMORE—Sophomore guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) scored a game-high 21 points to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (12-14, 6-7 AE) to a 51-40 victory over America East rival Albany (9-17, 2-11 AE) Thursday evening at the RAC Arena. The Retrievers have won three of their last four games.
The Retrievers wore special pink uniforms as part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone initiative to promote breast cancer awareness, and proceeds from the game will benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
Kurowski’s 21 points came on 8-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-3 from long distance, and she was named UMBC’s America East Player of the Game.
The Retrievers shot 50 percent in the second half and held
But the Great Danes responded with a 12-3 spurt of their own, fueled by a pair of 3-pointers by guards Charity Iromuanya and Cassandra Callaway, tying the game at 38-38 with 9:03 remaining.
A layup by sophomore center Topé Obajolu (
Kurowski scored five straight points for the Retrievers to put them on top by two, 21-19, with 5:47 remaining in the period, but the Great Danes scored five of the final six points of the stanza to take the two-point halftime lead.
Obajolu was the only other Retriever in double figures with 11 points and added two blocks and two steals, while Cassidy grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and dished out four assists to go along with her six points. Junior guard Michele Brokans (
Iromuanya led the Great Danes with 15 points to earn her team’s Player of the Game honors, while forward Julie Forster posted a game-high 11 rebounds.
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday, Feb. 21, when they take on defending America East champion
Notes: UMBC has held its opponents to under 50 points in each of its last three victories… The 40 points scored by