UMBC women end 4-game skid, upend BU, 59-51

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The UMBC women's basketball team broke a four-game losing streak with a 59-51 victory over America East Conference rival-Boston University last night at RAC Arena.

Brittnie Hughes turned in a career-high 16 points as the Retrievers (6-6, 2-1) shot 44.7 percent from the field, making 17 of 38 attempts.

The Retrievers turned momentum in their favor late in the first half, finishing with a 10-0 run after trailing 28-24 with 4.57 remaining.

Matea Pender, who was leading the nation in three-point shooting entering the week (62.5 percent), started the Retrievers' run with one of her two three-pointers.

Boston University (6-6, 2-1) made a final push at the Retrievers down the stretch, as it closed to within six with two minutes remaining, but UMBC made seven of eight free throws to seal the win.

In addition to Hughes' 16 points, Pender (12 points, 12 rebounds) had UMBC's first double double since Shalayna Johnson (1999-2003) had 37 points and 10 rebounds against Quinnipiac on March 1, 2003. Sharri Rohde scored 10 points and finished with a career-high seven assists and four blocks while playing all 40 minutes for the third consecutive game.

The Terriers were led by Rachael Vanderwal with 15 points.

Bethany 82, Frostburg State 77: Tracey Little scored 23 points and Tracie George added 18 as the Bobcats (7-4) lost to the visiting Bruins (5-9).

Salisbury 76, Goucher 60: Gen Olds led the host Sea Gulls (9-5, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) with a game-high 16 points. Francheska Guilfu led the Gophers (1-10, 0-3) with 13 points.

D'Youville 58, Villa Julie 57: Cara Hill scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Mustangs (4-7) fell to the visiting Spartans (5-5).

Hood 52, College of Notre Dame 47: Freshman Danielle Gallagher scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the second half to help the visiting Blazers (4-6, 1-0 Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference) erase a six-point halftime deficit.

Notre Dame sophomores Casie Hall and Ashley Burley each scored nine to lead the Gators (4-7, 1-1).

Men

Goucher 70 Salisbury 50: Trevor Quinn (Severna Park) recorded the first triple double in the 15-year history of Goucher's men's basketball program with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes as the Gophers (12-2, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) extended their winning streak to eight games in beating the Seagulls (6-8, 1-2).

Robert Morris 80, Mount St. Mary's 56: Maurice Carter scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to lead the visiting Colonials (5-9, 2-2 Northeast Conference).

Kiel Butler led the Mount (5-8, 3-1) with 12 points off the bench while leading scorer Landy Thompson was held to 11.

Villa Julie 80, D'Youville 67: Anthony Fitzgerald scored 23 points as the host Mustangs (6-6, 2-1 Northeast Athletic Conference) took a 10-point lead at halftime en route to the win over the Spartans (4-8, 1-3).

Catholic 63, St. Mary's 45: John Dewey finished with 13 points in a losing effort for the host Seahawks (5-7, 1-2 Capital Athletic Conference).

Shane Sowden of the Cardinals (9-4, 2-1) led all scorers with 28.

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