UMBC's Bria White scored 14 of her team-high 15 points in the second half to help the Retrievers pick up their first conference victory of the season, a 54-50 win over Maine in America East action Saturday at RAC Arena.
White, UMBC's America East Player of the Game, was one of three Retrievers who scored in double digits. Senior guard Brittany Crowell scored 12 points, and classmate Raven Harris had 10 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists.
Trailing by 11 points at the break, Maine (1-13, 0-1) tied the game at 30 after starting the second half on a 19-8 run. UMBC (5-10, 1-1) retook control after a layup by Crowell. The Black Bears came within two points with six seconds to go, but a pair of free throws by Harris with four seconds on the clock sealed the victory.
Courtney Anderson, Maine's America East Player of the Game, finished with a game-high 17 points, all in the second half.
Mount St. Mary's 70, Monmouth 51: Tara Lonergan scored a career-high 14 points to help lead the host Mount (5-7, 1-0 Northeast Conference). The Hawks fell to 3-9, 0-1.
Lonergan made all six shots from the field and had three rebounds and an assist in 24 minutes off the bench. She celebrated her birthday in grand fashion to help the Mount open league play at 1-0 for the second straight season and for the 16th time in program history.
Sydney Henderson paced the Mountaineers with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
J.C. Smith 63, Bowie State 61: Moriah Goodman made two free throws with one second left to lift the visiting Golden Bulls (5-7, 3-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) over the Bulldogs (4-6, 1-1).
Bowie State had led by 12 points with 16:26 left. Brooke Miles had 19 points for Bowie State.
St. Mary's 60, Frostburg State 45: Joanna Murray (Franklin) scored a game-high 18 points and the visiting Seahawks (6-6, 1-2 Capital Athletic Conference) ended a three-game losing streak. The Bobcats fell to 4-9, 0-3.
Gettysburg 58, Washington College 40: The host Bullets (7-4, 4-2 Centennial Conference) got a game-high 20 points from Jessica Porter and 15 points from Caroline Murphy to win.
The Shorewomen fell to 6-6, 4-3.
After the Shorewomen scored the opening basket on a layup by freshman Ashley Espinosa, the Bullets scored the next nine points to take a 9-2 lead with 16:04 left in the first half on a 3-pointer by Porter. Porter made another 3 to cap an 11-4 run and gave Gettysburg a 20-6 lead with 10:35 left in the first. The Bullets scored nine of the final 13 points to take a 29-17 lead at the half.
Arcadia 69, Hood 50: Briana Lee came off the bench to score a season-high 14 points but the visiting Blazers (4-7, 2-3 Commonwealth) fell to the Knights (8-5, 1-5).
Lee made four of 10 from the field and 2-for-5 from beyond the arc to pace the Blazers. Shakara Head finished with nine points and matched career-highs with five blocks and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Samantha Caligiuri led all scorers with 19 points on 7-for-19 shooting for the Knights while Morgan Wensley had 13 and Dominique Hassinger had 12.
Hood hits the road Monday for its final nonconference matchup of the season at Hollins University. Tip is at 7 p.m.
Muhlenberg 66, McDaniel 48: The loss ended a two-game winning streak by the visiting Green Terror (5-5, 2-4 Centennial Conference.)
Lebanon Valley 67, Stevenson 34: Caitlyn Roy scored a team-high seven points off the bench for the visiting Mustangs (4-4, 1-4 Middle Atlantic Conference).
The Dutchmen (11-3, 5-1) outscored Stevenson, 25-15, in the first half.
Moravian 55, Goucher 44: The host Gophers (4-8, 0-2 Landmark Conference) matched the Greyhounds (12-1, 3-0) in the first half before fading in the second.
Sharnell Huff had 10 points for Goucher.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun