Durham, N.H.— UMBC women's basketball saw their four game win streak snapped at the hands of New Hampshire on Saturday in a 60-50 loss. The Retrievers were outscored 33-18 in the final 20 minutes of the game.
UMBC falls to 9-12, 4-4 AE while UNH improves to 18-3, 8-0 AE on the year.
Senior Taylor McCarley (Bowie, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) led all scorers with 17 points, adding six rebounds and three assists.
Carlie Pogue led the Wildcats with 16 points, going 8-18 from the floor.
The Retrievers held a slim lead coming out of the halftime, but the Wildcats continued to chip away. Both teams struggled in the third quarter scoring, as UMBC held a two-point advantage after three.
UNH made their move in the fourth, going on a 10-0 run late to propel themselves in front for good, holding on for a 60-50 win on Saturday.
McCarley led the way with 17 points, as Oliver had ten in the loss. UMBC shot just 17 percent in the second half, finishing the game at 30 percent shooting.
Both teams battled in the early going, with each side taking turns with the lead. Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) led the Retriever attack early, drilling back-to-back triples to give UMBC an early lead.
The Retrievers would take that momentum to the end of the stanza, going on a 9-0 run to end the period up 21-10. McCarley had eight points in the quarter, including four of the nine points in the run.
Their lead would be pushed to 14 after a bucket by Oliver to open the second. However UNH would make their push, chipping away at the lead throughout the period. The Wildcats would get it to as close as two before McCarley nailed a three at the horn to end the half up 32-27.
McCarley led the way in the opening 20 minutes with 13 points, three rebounds and three assists on 5-7 shooting. Oliver finished with nine points, going 3-3 from deep.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 1 against Binghamton at the RAC Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN 3.