College Sports

Women's college basketball: UMBC edges Boston U.

Sophomore guard Katie Brooks hit a 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining, and the UMBC women's basketball team hit four of six free throws in the final 19 seconds to defeat host Boston University, 65-63, on Sunday.

Senior guard Carlee Cassidy scored a game-high 18 points and added six assists and five rebounds for the Retrievers (9-11, 3-4 America East).

Cassidy's five 3-pointers moved her into third place in conference history with 224. UMBC led 41-40 with 16:41 left, but the Terriers (9-10, 5-2) used a 14-6 run over the next 5:18 to take a seven-point lead, 54-47.

The Retrievers responded with 11 of the next 12 points, sparked by six points by sophomore center and Randallstown native Tope Obajolu (15 points) to grab a 58-55 advantage with 5:29 remaining.

Boston University regained the lead on a jumper by center Kerry Cashman less than a minute later, and the Terriers maintained their one-point edge until Brooks hit from beyond the arc with 1:47 to go to give the Retrievers a 61-59 advantage.

Cashman, Cassidy and junior guard Michele Brokans went 5-for-8 from the free-throw line down the stretch to seal the victory. Chantell Alford led Boston University with 16 points.