State basketball roundup (March 3): UMBC women ousted in America East
From Sun staff and wire reports|
Mar 03, 2018 at 11:19 PM
Visiting UMBC women's basketball couldn't overcome a slow-starting first half and fell 65-43 to Maine in an America East quarterfinal Saturday.
The Black Bears (21-9) took a 33-15 lead in the first half and will host New Hampshire in today's semifinal at 2 p.m. The Retrievers' season ends at 5-26.
Janee'a Summers had a team-high 13 points for UMBC. Teammate Laura Castaldo had nine in her final college game.
Three Black Bears finished in double figures led by Blanca Millan with 21 points. Tanesha Sutton had 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Parise Rossignol added 15 points.
Maine jumped out to an early 10-0 lead, with the Retrievers starting the game going 0-10 from the floor. UMBC would not score until Summers made a free throw with 3:33 left in the quarter. Castaldo made a 3-poiner with less than a minute to go. The Retrievers would shoot just 1-17 from the floor in the opening quarter.
Virginia Union 73, Bowie State 57: The Panthers (28-2) opened with a 20-6 run and beat the Bulldogs (20-9) in the championship game of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament in Charlotte, N.C.
Rachael Pecota had a game-high 28 points for Virginia Union. Kyah Proctor led Bowie State with 22 points.
Johnson C. Smith 80, Bowie State 71: Roddric Ross scored 20 points to lead a foursome of double-digit scorers for the Golden Bulls (20-10) as they beat the defending champion Bulldogs (14-15) in a CIAA semifinal in Charlottte, N.C.