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.
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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.