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Obajolu Leads Womenís Basketball to 69-51 Triumph Over New Hampshire
Tope Obajolu became the fifth Retriever ever to record 100 career blocks.
BALTIMOREóJunior center Topť Obajolu (
The win was the seventh straight at home for the Retrievers, who are 8-1 at the RAC Arena this season. In addition, UMBC has won 10 of its last 14 games and is 5-2 in America East play for the first time ever in eight seasons in the league.
Obajolu scored 12 of UMBCís first 14 points of the game, and the Retrievers led, 20-12, with 7:43 to play in the first half. Back-to-back 3-pointers by
Leading by six points, 39-33, with 11:30 remaining in the game, UMBC used a 17-4 run over the next 4:30 to take a commanding 19-point lead, 56-37. Junior forward Erin Brown (
Obajoluís 28 points came on 10-of-17 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the foul line, and she was named America East Player of the Game. She also became the fifth Retriever ever to block 100 shots in her career.
Brown netted 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, while senior guard Michele Brokans (
The Retrievers committed just five turnovers in the game, with none in the second half, while forcing 18 Wildcat miscues with 13 steals. UMBC scored 27 points off UNH turnovers and recorded 20 assists on 25 total field goals in the game.
UMBC shot 44.6 percent from the floor and held a 32-26 advantage on rebounds. After making just seven of 24 attempts (29.2 percent) in the first half,
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 26, when they visit America East rival