Wildcats pull away, defeat Retrievers

New Hampshire 65, UMBC 47

January 15, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

New Hampshire 65, UMBC 47 - Tyrece Gibbs, a senior guard, scored 22 points last night to match his career high and lead New Hampshire past UMBC in Durham, N.H., in an America East game.

UMBC senior guard Jay Greene had 11 points and seven assists, with his final assist giving him 600 for his career. He is the school's all-time leader in assists.

Darryl Proctor led the Retrievers (7-8, 1-2) with 16 points and nine rebounds and extended his school-record streak to 23 straight games of scoring in double figures.

Tyrone Conley added 14 points for the Wildcats (6-8, 2-1), who led only 27-24 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.

New Hampshire struck quickly after halftime, with a three-pointer by Gibbs capping an 11-2 run.

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