Retrievers fall despite Cassidy's 24 points

state women

November 23, 2008|By From Sun staff reports

Carlee Cassidy scored 24 points, recording her fourth straight 20-point performance to start the season, but visiting UMBC shot just 28 percent in the second half and fell to Seton Hall, 81-70, in the championship game of the Seton Hall Basketball Classic yesterday.

Cassidy and freshman guard Katie Brooks were named to the All-Tournament team. Brooks followed up her 28-point performance against Northern Illinois with 15 points and three assists against the Pirates (4-0).

The Retrievers (2-2) led for most of the first half after shooting 51.5 percent (17-for-33) in the period. After Seton Hall center Kashmere Joseph opened the scoring with a layup, UMBC scored nine of the next 12 points to take an 11-5 lead at the 16:36 mark.

The teams traded baskets for the next three minutes before back-to-back jump shots by tournament Most Valuable Player Ebonie Williams tied the score with 12:46 remaining. The lead changed hands six times over the next six minutes, but back-to-back jumpers by Brooks put the Retrievers ahead by three points with 5:13 left, and they led 38-36 at halftime.

UMBC extended its lead to six points on a three-pointer by Michelle Kurowski and a free throw by Meghan Colabella.

But after Cassidy hit a three at the 15:41 mark to give the Retrievers a 47-42 advantage, the Pirates went on a 17-2 run to take a 59-49 lead that they would not relinquish.

BOWIE STATE 74, FAYETTEVILLE STATE 71: : Bianca Lee made a three-pointer from the corner with .8 of a second left in the game to lift the visiting Bulldogs (2-2, 2-0 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) over the Broncos (1-2, 0-2). The score was tied 13 times, the last coming on a free throw by Fayetteville's Amanda Owen with 24 seconds left. Teaunsha Robinson had a game-high 22 points for Bowie State. Lee finished with 16.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME 67, STEVENSON 58: : Gloria Broady (St. Frances) scored a game-high 23 points and added nine steals and seven rebounds to lead the host Gators (3-0) in the title game of the Maryland Tip-Off Tournament. College of Notre Dame has won the tournament five times. Broady also earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors for her efforts this weekend. Kim Steiner led the Mustangs (1-3) with 15 points.

LYCOMING 73, FROSTBURG STATE 63: : Rebecca Leid scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Warriors (2-1) beat the Bobcats (1-2) in the consolation game of the seventh annual Jim Crawley tournament. Frostburg State led for most of the game before Lycoming went on a 19-3 run for a 60-52 lead with 5:29 left. They would extend the lead by making four free throws in the final minute. Elizabeth Carrington had 17 points for Frostburg.

MARYWOOD 72, GOUCHER 57: : Amber Smith had a double double (19 points, 14 rebounds) in a losing effort for the visiting Gophers (2-1) in the championship game of the Coca-Cola Tip-Off Classic. The Pacers (2-0) went on an 18-5 run midway through the second half to spark the win.

MCDANIEL 65, RUTGERS-NEWARK 30: : Sally Grace (Mount de Sales) scored a team-high 12 points to lead the visiting Green Terror (1-0) past the Scarlet Raiders (0-3) in the first round of the Pepsi/Weis Markets Tip-Off Tournament. McDaniel advances to today's final at 3 p.m.

JOHNS HOPKINS 58, SEWANEE 52: : Caitlin Sloane (St. Paul's) opened and closed an 11-0 run for the Blue Jays (1-0) with two three-pointers late in the second half in the season-opening Mike Durgala Memorial Tournament.

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