UMBC beats FDU in tourney final

State women

November 21, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Matea Pender scored 16 points and had seven rebounds to lead UMBC over Fairleigh Dickinson, 76-58, in the final of the 2005 Retriever Tip-Off Tournament at RAC Arena.

Pender was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, and All-Tournament selection Brittnie Hughes scored 13 points and had eight assists for the Retrievers (2-0).

UMBC led 33-22 at halftime, but the Knights closed the gap to 44-40 with 13:19 left in the second half on a free throw by Shanay Freeman.

UMBC rebuilt the lead to double figures behind Hughes, who scored 11 second-half points. Her three-pointer with 9:35 left gave a UMBC a 60-43 lead.

Columbia 85, Morgan State 78 -- Shasta Henderson sent the game into overtime and then scored 12 points in the two extra periods to help lift the Lions (1-1) over the Bears (0-2) in double overtime in the consolation game of the UMBC Retriever Tip-Off Tournament. Dominisha Britton came off the bench to score 22 to lead Morgan State, and Latricia Jones added 18 points and 14 rebounds.

Johns Hopkins 72, Rhodes 67 -- Amanda Leese led three Blue Jays in double figures with 16 points as Hopkins (2-0) defeated the visiting Lynx (1-1) in overtime to win its Blue Jay Invitational in Goldfarb Gymnasium.

Hartford 59, Loyola 52 -- The host Hawks (2-0) received superb performances from Jenna Gale and Danielle Matulis off the bench in the second half to spark the win over the Greyhounds (0-2). Brittany Dunn led Loyola with 13 points.

Goucher 56, Gallaudet 52 -- The Gophers (1-1) scored the final seven points of the game to beat the Bison (0-2) and claim third place at the season-opening Days Inn Tip-Off Tournament in Carlisle, Pa.

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