Stony Brook, N.Y.-- UMBC women's basketball saw their six game win streak snapped at the hands of Stony Brook on Thursday night, 51-37. Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) led the way with 13 points in the loss.
The loss snaps the Retrievers' six game win streak, as they fall to 15-13, 10-5 AE. Stony Brook improves to 12-16, 5-10 AE on the year.
Castaldo led the Retrievers with 13 points, going 4-7 from the field. Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va./Norfolk Academy) chipped in six points and two rebounds.
Three Seawolves hit double figures led by Christa Scognamiglio with 12.
The Seawolves came out of the gates strong, as UMBC struggled to find their footing early. Stony Brook jumped out to a 12-0 lead through the first five minutes, before Taylor McCarley (Bowie, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) hit a layup to give UMBC their first points of the game.
Stony Brook would continue their torrid start, outscoring the Retrievers 16-6 through the first ten minutes.
The run would not end there, as the Seawolves continued to shoot the ball well, as they would get up by as many as 20 in the second.
UMBC would close the half with a bucket from Laura Castaldo to make it 30-10 Stony Brook at the half.
The Retrievers shot just 19 percent from the floor as five Dawgs had two points. Stony Brook shot a blistering 48 percent from the floor, forcing eighth UMBC turnovers.
The Retrievers used a big third quarter to climb back into the game, putting up 18 points in the stanza. Tyler Moore hit a big three as part of a 12-0 run that cut the deficit to just 11. Castaldo would end the quarter with a pair of free throws to end the quarter down just 39-28.
However the Seawolves would use a 6-0 run late to pull away from the Retrievers for a 51-37 win on Thursday.
The Retrievers shot just 29 percent from the floor, going 14-49 shooting. Stony Brook shot 42 percent for the game, outrebounding the Retrievers 40-27.
UMBC will close out the regular season with Senior Day at the RAC on Sunday against New Hampshire. Tip-off with the Wildcats is set for noon.