WOMEN'S HOOPS DROPS FIFTH STRAIGHT; FALL TO FDU, 67-50

Baltimore, MD - - -Fairleigh Dickinson (7-5, 2-1 NEC) sophomore guard Natallia Marchanka scored a game-high 29 points as the Knights cruised past UMBC (4-8, 0-3 NEC), 67-50, Monday evening at the UMBC RAC Arena. Marchanka, who entered the game as the leading scorer in the NEC (18.6 ppg.) connected on 7-13 field goal attempts and was 12-16 from the foul line. She also converted 3-5 from three-point range and contributed 6 assists and 5 rebounds in 39 minutes of action . UMBC, who have now dropped five straight, ran out to a 12-6 lead at 15:06 of the opening half, but the Knights went on a 20-4 run over the next 7:09 to grab a 28-16 advantage. FDU settled for a 35-25 halftime advantage. UMBC would get as close as seven points at 37-30 with 18:09 remaining in the contest on a pair of free throws by senior forward Yinka Bada. However, FDU went on a 9-0 run to push the lead to 16 points, 46-30, with 13:23 remaining. Marchanka capped the run with a three-point goal. The Knights never allowed UMBC to come within single digits the rest of the way. FDU shot forty-seven percent (18-38) from the field compared to just thirty-percent (18-59) for UMBC. The Knights also connected on 26-36 free throws (72.2%), while UMBC was 12-16 (75.0%) Freshman forward Kay Odednwaelder added 11 points and 7 rebounds for the Knights, who have now won two straight. UMBC was led by freshman Matea Pender and junior forward Millette Green, who each scored 10 points. - - - UMBC - - -

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