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State women: Vermont halts UMBC comeback

UMBC freshman Taylor McCarley finished with season-bests in points (18) and rebounds (eight), and Bridget O'Donnell matched a program record with seven blocks, but a late 11-2 run by Vermont's Kristina White and Niki Taylor propelled the Catamounts to a 63-59 victory Saturday. The visiting Retrievers (2-15, 1-4 America East) made 25 of a season-high 32 free-throw attempts to help eliminate a 13-point first-half deficit and take their only lead, at 50-49, with 4:20 remaining. But White knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and added a layup, while Taylor made baskets on back-to-back post moves and a pair of free throws to close the door on the Retrievers comeback. UMBC shot 33.3...