Women’s Basketball Looks to Stay Hot Against Rival Coppin State on Wednesday

Women’s Basketball Looks to Stay Hot Against Rival Coppin State on Wednesday

UMBC Game Notes

America East Game Notes

BALTIMORE – UMBC women's basketball looks to stay hot after a 2-0 start when it hosts another local-rival Coppin State on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the RAC Arena, with all the live action available free of charge on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.

RAC Arena Promotion:

-Stop by the sports marketing table and grab a raffle ticket to enter a drawing to win an Under Armour sack pack!

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2011-12 season after averaging 87.0 points per game through two contests. The Retrievers are coming off an 81-58 win against local-rival Loyola on Sunday.

-Junior Capree Garner led the Retrievers in scoring for the second straight game, tallying a game-high 21 points versus the Greyhounds. Sophomore Amanda Hagaman has continued her hot start, resetting her career-high in rebounds with nine and adding her second straight double-digit performance with 13 points.

-Sophomore guard Emily Russo did a little bit of everything for the Retrievers in their 81-58 victory on Sunday, tallying eight points, eight rebounds, a career-high eight assists and four steals.

Scouting the Eagles:

-Coppin State dropped its season-opener to North Carolina State on Sunday, 81-61. Three CSU players finished in double-figures in the setback, including 16 points apiece for Janelle Lane and Jordan Swails. Junior guard Amber Griffin matched a career-best with 12 points, while also tallying her 200th career assist in the game.

-The Eagles were picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll. CSU returns seven players from last season's team that advanced to the conference championships game.

UMBC Quick Hits:

-The Retrievers are seeking their first 3-0 start under head coach Phil Stern and the first since the 1989-90 season when it defeated Coppin State, Loyola and Liberty to the start the year.

-UMBC has switched up its style of playing leading to an average of 87.0 points per game, including 104 points coming in the paint through two games.

-Junior guard Capree Garner has led the Retrievers in scoring in each of the first two games, posting a pair of double-digit performances, including a game-high 21 points versus Loyola.

-Sophomore Amanda Hagaman has reset a pair of career-highs in the first two games of the season. Hagaman reset her career-high in points in the season-opener with 15 points and followed with a career-best nine rebounds versus Loyola. Hagaman scored double-digits in each of the first two games, bringing her career-total to six double-digit scoring performances.

-Fifth-year senior Dana Lewis saw her first game action since March 8, 2013 (vs. Vermont) in the season-opener against Eastern. Lewis has not missed a step though, connecting on 7-of-10 shots from the field and averaging 8.0 points in 15.5 minutes per game.

On the Horizon for the Retrievers:

-The Retrievers, who are halfway through their five-game home stretch, continue home action on Sunday, Nov. 23 when they welcome Robert Morris to the RAC Arena.

Inside the Series:

-The Retriever lead the all-time series, 12-11, including a 9-2 advantage in game played on UMBC's campus.

-Each team has won on its home floor in each of the last six meetings, including a 78-62 victory for Coppin State last season.