The UMBC women's basketball team will take on former Northeast Conference rival Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday at 2 p.m. in Teaneck, N.J.
The Retrievers (2-4) are coming off a heartbreaking 61-60 loss at American on Nov. 28. Senior forward Sharri Rohde recorded her third career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. She has scored in double figures in the last four games and five of six this season. Rohde is averaging a team-best 13.5 ppg, followed by senior point guard Brittnie Hughes' 12.8 ppg. Has is also averaging seven assists over the last three games and is tied for the America East lead in assists per game.
The Knights (2-3) are coming off a 63-48 victory over Lafayette on Nov. 29, their home opener. Three players are averaging double figures, including freshman forward Christy Altamarino's team-best 13.0 ppg. She tallied a game-high 16 points against the Leopards.
UMBC and Fairleigh Dickinson are meeting for the 10th time, but just the second since the Retrievers left the Northeast Conference. As league rivals from 1999-2003, the teams played eight times with the Knights winning five of those contests. However, the Retrievers have won the last two meetings, including last season's 76-58 victory on Nov. 20 in the Retriever Tip-Off Tournament. Fairleigh Dickinson holds a 5-4 series advantage.