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Defense Shines in Retrieversí 43-32 Win at Vermont
Tope Obajolu broke UMBC's 14-year-old record for blocks in a season.
The Catamounts shot just 17.0 percent (8-for-47) from the floor, the lowest field goal percentage ever by a Retriever opponent; the previous low was 17.3 percent by
The Retrievers opened the second half on a 10-5 run to take a 28-16 lead with 13:43 remaining but then went scoreless for more than five minutes. But the Catamounts could not take advantage, scoring just five points in that span.
Senior forward Meghan Colabella (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) ended the drought with a layup at the 8:39 mark that sparked a 6-0 UMBC run that part the Retrievers ahead by 13, 34-21, with 5:45 to go.
Junior center Topť Obajolu (
Brown was the only player in double figures with 19 points, and she added seven rebounds to earn America East Player of the Game honors. Colabella pulled down a team-best nine boards and added four blocks and three steals.
Lauren Buschmann was
UMBC recorded 13 steals and scored 21 points off 23
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday, Feb. 13, when they visit America East rival