The UMBC women's basketball team (10-12, 3-6 America East) travels to Stony Brook (11-10, 7-2 America East) Wednesday evening for a 7 p.m. game. The Retrievers have lost three in a row while the Seawolves had won seven straight before Sunday's loss at Hartford.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: After Saturday's 74-57 loss at Boston University, UMBC has lost three straight games for the first time this season and is two games below .500 (10-12) for the first time since being 0-2. Senior point guard Brittnie Hughes scored 21 points against the Terriers, the Retrievers' first 20-point performance since junior forward Amanda Robinson scored 22 against Boston U. on Jan. 4. Senior forward Sharri Rohde is the only player in the America East to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and assists, and UMBC is the only team in the conference with four players ranking in the league's top 20 in scoring, with Rohde, Hughes, Robinson and junior guard Kristin Drabyn all averaging double figures. The Retrievers also rank 18th in the nation in turnovers per game.
SEAWOLVES UPDATE: Stony Brook snapped its seven-game America East winning streak on Sunday with a 65-47 loss at defending conference champion Hartford. The Hawks are the only team in the league to defeat the Seawolves (11-10, 7-2 AE) this season. Senior guard Mykeema Ford has scored in double figures in each game this season and is leading the league in scoring (19.5 ppg). Senior Jessica Smith leads the conference in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and ranks second in scoring (16.5 ppg).
Inside the Series: Wednesday's game marks the eighth all-time meeting between UMBC and Stony Brook, and the Seawolves hold a 6-1 advantage. The first meeting occurred on Jan. 7, 2004, a 53-49 victory for host Stony Brook. The
Seawolves took the first four games in the series before UMBC won, 70-48, on Jan. 29, 2006 in Stony Brook. As America East Conference rivals, the teams have met twice a year since 2004, and the Retrievers are 1-2 at the SBU Sports Complex.
In the last meeting, Jan. 7, 2007, the Seawolves defeated the Retrievers, 72-60, at RAC Arena, despite four UMBC players scoring in double digits. Senior point guard Brittnie Hughes scored a team-high 15 points, while senior forward Sharri Rohde became the 15th Retriever ever to score 1,000 points in her career with 10 in the game. Mykeema Ford led the Seawolves with 29 points, while Leah Getz posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, leading three Stony Brook players with double figures in rebounding.