Retrievers Host Stony Brook in Regular Season Home Finale on Wednesday Night

Photo: Brian Gonzalez
Photo: Brian Gonzalez

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Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC women's basketball will look to build off an impressive 69-60 win against UAlbany last Saturday when they host the Seawolves on Wednesday night in their final regular season home game. The Retrievers got a big game from junior Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) and sophomore Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.). Oliver dropped 21 points with a career high eight rebounds and five assists with Summers recording her fifth double-double of the year with 16 points and a career best 12 rebounds.

Stony Brook Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (9-18, 2-12 AE) vs. Stony Brook Seawolves (20-7, 9-5 AE)
Where: UMBC Event Center - Baltimore, Md.
When: Wednesday, February 27 - 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live stream on ESPN+, live stats at UMBCRetrievers.com
Promotions: Blackout Game- First 100 students get a free t-shirt
Social Media: @UMBCwbb, @UMBCAthletics, #WE, #AEHoops

Scouting the Retrievers:

-The Retrievers come into the contest at 9-18, 2-12 AE after snapping a six game losing streak in a 69-60 win against UAlbany on Saturday. The Retrievers led by as many as 20 in the second half, holding off a late Great Dane rally for the win. Te'yJah Oliver had 21 points in the win with Janee'a Summers chipping in 16 and 12 rebounds.

-Summers leads the Retrievers averaging 11.6 points per game and a team best 7.0 rebounds per game. She is tenth in the conference in scoring and fourth in rebounding. Oliver is the only other Retriever averaging double figures at 10.7 ppg. Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) and Dominika Skrocka (Moscow, Russia) lead the team with 46 three pointers made both shooting over 37 percent from three.

Scouting the Seawolves:

-Stony Brook comes to Baltimore at 20-7, 9-5 AE on the year and have clinched a home playoff game in the upcoming tournament. The Seawolves currently sit in third place, just a game up on UAlbany and two up on Binghamton. Stony Brook is coming off a 71-61 loss to Maine on Sunday.

-Shania Johnson leads a trio of Seawolves in double figures at 17.0 ppg. She is second in the conference in scoring just behind Blanca Millan at Maine averaging 17.7 ppg. Johnson is also averaging 7.6 assists per game, tops in the America East. Jerell Matthews and India Pagan are also averaging double digits at 15.9 and 11.4 ppg respectively with Pagan pulling down a team best 6.1 rebounds per game.

All-Time Series:

-This will be the 36th meeting all-time between the two schools with the Seawolves holding a 20-15 advantage, including a 57-44 win earlier this year on Long Island. The Seawolves have won the last four meetings dating back to 2017 with the last Retriever win coming on January 25, 2017 in a 67-61 win in Baltimore.

-UMBC is 7-8 all-time in game played in Baltimore, including wins in two of the last three.

Moore Earns Academic All-District Honors:

-Junior Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team on Thursday afternoon, becoming just the second player in program history to earn the award. She joins Michelle Kurowski as the only players to earn the award, with Kurowski earning the distinction two years in a row.

-Moore holds a 3.80 grade point average working toward a degree in psychology.

Making Moore History:

-Tyler Moore is have a career year for the Retrievers, and is leaving her mark on the program in a number of ways. Moore is currently tenth all-time in three pointers attempted with 344 and fourth in percentage at 34.3.

-She currently owns the ninth best three-point percentage in a single season at 37.4 percent and is seventh in three pointers made by a junior with 46 this year.

Conference Honors:

-Junior Te'yJah Oliver and freshman Kayla Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) were named America East Player and Rookie of the week respectively on December 24 for their efforts against Morgan State.

-Oliver and Jackson join Janee'a Summers, Paula Rubio (Madrid, Spain) and O'lesheya Braxton (Paterson, N.J.) who earned America East awards earlier in the season.

Up Next: 

-The Retrievers will close out the regular season at New Hampshire on Saturday, March 2. Tip-off with the Wildcats is set for 12 p.m. on ESPN3.