Women's Basketball Opens Homestand with Gettysburg on Sunday

Women's Basketball Opens Homestand with Gettysburg on Sunday

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BALTIMORE, Md.-  After picking up a 67-56 victory over Columbia to open the season on Friday, the UMBC women's basketball will begin a four-game homestand as they welcome Gettysburg College to RAC Arena on Sunday, Nov. 13. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. with Troy Green on the call on www.americaeast.tv. Live stats will be available here and fans can following the women's basketball twitter account (umbcwbb) for updates. Access of live stats and video is also available via UMBC Front Row, UMBC Athletics' mobile website

The Match-up:
This will be the first meeting of UMBC and Gettysburg since 1983, when the Bullets defeated the Retrievers, 86-50 in Pennsylvania. The overall series record is tied at 2-2.

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC opened the 2016-17 season with a 67-56 win over Columbia on Friday, Nov. 11. The Retrievers were able to avenge the opening loss to the Lions from last season, where they fell 70-68 in overtime and move to 6-8 in season openers under head coach Phil Stern.

-The Retrievers shot 45.1 percent from the field, including 31.3 percent from long range. UMBC went 16-25 from the free throw line, including a 10-13 performance by senior Taylor McCarley.

-McCarley reset her career high in points with 34 after going 11-15 from the field, including two treys. The senior also added four rebounds and three assists. Classmate Pandora Wilson was second in scoring with 12 points, going 5-14 from the field. Senior Amanda Hagman led the team in rebounds with seven.

-Five newcomers made their debut against Columbia, including freshmen Te'yjah Oliver, Tyler Moore, Lucrezia Costa, and Allison McGrath; McGrath, Oliver, and Moore all registered their first career points as well. Junior transfer Lakiah Sims started the game for UMBC, scoring six points (3-4 from the field), while collecting six boards and adding two blocks.  

-Nine letterwinners return to the court for the Retrievers this season, including first-team All-Conference and All-Defensive team selection Taylor McCarley and second-team All-Conference honoree Pandora Wilson. McCarley also led UMBC in scoring, while Wilson led the squad in rebounding.

Scouting the Bullets:
-Second year head coach Nate Davis leads Gettysburg after finishing last season with a 19-6 overall record and a third-place finish in the Centennial Conference with a 13-5 mark. The Bullets made a trip to the Centennial Conference tournament for the fourth straight season, but were knocked out by McDaniel College in the semifinals.

-In the preseason Centennial Conference poll, Gettysburg was picked to finish second after picking up 169 votes and one first-place vote. The Bullets are set to return two starters from a season ago with reigning Rookie of the Year Emma Dorshimer, whose 14.8 ppg led the Bullets and all Centennial Conference rookies, and junior Emily Gibbons who averaged 11.2 ppg and 7.4 rpg.