Stony Brook, N.Y.-- Sophomore Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) led the way with her fourth double-double of the year, scoring 15 points with 11 rebounds in a 57-44 loss to Stony Brook on Wednesday. The Retrievers struggled from the floor, hitting just 14 shots in the loss.
UMBC falls to 8-13, 1-7 AE while the Seawolves improve to 16-5, 5-3 AE on the year.
Stony Brook got out to an early 8-2 lead, forcing a Retriever timeout in the early going. The Retrievers were held without a field goal over the first seven minutes before Summers hit a layup, ending a nearly five minute scoreless drought. However, the Seawolves went on a 6-0 run to end the quarter, taking a 17-7 lead after one.
UMBC got the offense rolling to start the second, getting four quick points from Summers to cut the deficit to just six, forcing a Stony Brook timeout. The Retrievers would go without a field goal the rest of the quarter, as the Seawolves outscored the Retrievers 9-3 to take a 27-14 lead into the break.
Summers led the Retrievers with eight points, grabbing six rebounds in the first 20 minutes. Kristen Teklits (New Fairfield, Conn.) and Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) each had three points for the Retrievers.
The Retrievers got the deficit to within 11 early on in the third, but the Seawolves once again had the answer, extending their lead to 15 points with three minutes left. That would extend to 18 at the end of the third at 40-22.
The Retrievers cut into the Seawolves lead with a 7-0 run late in the fourth to cut it to just 12, but Stony Brook held off the Retrievers for a 57-44 victory on Wednesday night.
Summers was the only Retriever in double figures with 15 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the year and seventh of her career. Lucrezia Costa (Rome, Italy) chipped in seven for UMBC.
Shania Johnson and Jerell Matthews each had 17 points for the Seawolves.
UMBC will have the week off before returning to action next Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Hartford. Tip-off with the Hawks is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN3.