Moore Drops 19 Points; Women’s Basketball Falls, 70-59 to Stony Brook on Wednesday

Moore Drops 19 Points; Women’s Basketball Falls, 70-59 to Stony Brook on Wednesday

Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC women's basketball got a big performance from Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) who dropped 19 points on 7-10 shooting in a 70-59 loss to the Seawolves on Wednesday night. The Retrievers held leads throughout the first half, but a big second half pulled Stony Brook in front for good.

UMBC falls to 9-19, 2-13 AE on the year while Stony Brook improves to 21-7, 10-5 AE.

The Retrievers jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead getting buckets from Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) and Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist). However, the Seawolves would score the next 11 points to take an 11-4 lead midway through. Summers ended the drought with a jumper in the lane as the Retrievers cut it to just two at the end of the first thanks to a Tyler Moore three to make it 15-13.

UMBC would catch fire in the second, going on a 16-1 run to open the second quarter. Moore had a big three and back door cut on the run, with Oliver getting a steal and finish to cap it. However, the Seawolves would fight back, cutting it to 33-26 at the break.

Moore and Oliver led the way in the first half with six points each. The Retrievers shot 52 percent from the floor, scoring 18 points in the paint.

Both teams went back and forth to open the third. Stony Brook retook the lead off a Shania Johnson three, part of a 7-0 run. Moore responded right back with a jumper to give UMBC the lead back. However it was the Seawolves who got the last blow, with Jerell Matthews hitting  a three at the buzzer to tie it at 46-46 after the third.

The Seawolves would continue their run, going on a 5-0 run to open the fourth to pull ahead by  five. Moore nailed a three to cut the deficit to just two, followed by an Oliver three to cut it to one. The Seawolves would then use a 10-0 run to give them a double digit lead, and hold on for a 70-59 win on Wednesday.

Moore led all scorers with 19 points on 7-10 shooting. Oliver also reached double figures with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists.

India Pagan led the Seawolves with 17 points with Jerell Matthews and Shania Johnson chipped in 16 points in the win.

UMBC will head to New Hampshire on Saturday, playing for the final spot in the America East Tournament. Tip-off with the Wildcats is set for 12 p.m. on ESPN3.