Women’s Basketball Welcomes Local-Rival Loyola to the RAC Arena on Sunday

Women’s Basketball Welcomes Local-Rival Loyola to the RAC Arena on Sunday

UMBC Game Notes

BALTIMORE – UMBC women's basketball jumps right back into action after Friday night's victory, when it welcomes local-rival Loyola to the RAC Arena on Sunday afternoon. Tip-off is schedule for 5 p.m. at the RAC Arena, following a 1 p.m. UMBC volleyball matchup against Albany. All the live action will be available free of charge on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network. Troy Green and Dan Levin will also have the live call on Q1370 (q1370.com).  

RAC Arena Promotion:

-The first 250 UMBC students will receive free pizza.

Scouting the Retrievers (1-0):

-UMBC picked up a 93-68 victory in the season-opener against Eastern on Friday afternoon. The Retrievers shot 55.9 percent from the field and used five double-digit scorers en route to scoring its highest point total since Nov. 15, 2009. UMBC forced the Eagles into 31 turnovers, the most in a Retriever game in over 10 years, and recorded 25 assists and 22 steals.

-Junior Capree Garner registered a game-high 16 points and added six assists, while fellow newcomer Laura Castaldo added 11 points, six assists and five steals.

-Sophomore Amanda Hagaman hit four-of-five from the field and seven-of-seven from the charity stripe en route to a career-best 15 points to go along with seven rebounds. Classmate Pandora Wilson fell one rebound shy of a double-double in her UMBC debut, recording 12 points and nine rebounds.

Scouting the Greyhounds (0-1):

-Loyola dropped its season-opener to William & Mary in a squeaker. The Greyhounds allowed the Tribe to score a fast-break layup in the closing seconds to snag a 72-71 victory in the season-opener on Friday night.

-The Greyhounds registered 10 three-pointers in the contest and were led in scoring by a pair of newcomers. Junior guard Colleen Marshall and freshman guard Bri-Betz-White combined for eight of the team's 10 treys, accounting for 28 and 14 points, respectively. Junior Jeneh Perry fell one point shy of a double-double and pulled down a team-best 13 rebounds and added nine points.

On the Horizon for the Retrievers:

-The Retrievers continue their five-game home stretch with a match-up against local-rival Coppin State on Wednesday, Nov. 19. UMBC plays its five home games in a 12-day span to start the 2014-15 campaign, with three matchups taking place against local opponents (Loyola, Coppin State and Towson).

Inside the Series:

-Loyola holds a 23-14 advantage in the all-time series, but the two are an even 2-2 in the last four matchups.

-Last season, the Retrievers built up an 11-point first-half advantage, but were unable to hang on as UMBC committed all 13 of its turnovers in the second half, while the Greyhounds knocked down 20-of-32 free throws in the period to defeat the Retrievers, 56-49.