UMBC ends 6-game home skid with 57-45 win against Maine

February 08, 2010|By Sports Digest

Top� Obajolu (Archbishop Carroll) and Katie Brooks each scored 16 points and Carlee Cassidy added 15, as host UMBC (10-13, 4-6 America East) earned a 57-45 victory over Maine (7-16, 3-8) in a game that was postponed from Saturday because of the storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the Baltimore area. The Retrievers had lost six straight games at home since beating Navy, 59-51, on Dec. 2. The Black Bears led Sunday's game 14-12 with 9:17 remaining in the first half, but a 3-pointer by Cassidy sparked a 7-0 UMBC run that put the hosts on top for good. The Retrievers shot 50 percent from the field, the team's second-highest field-goal percentage this season, and were 11-for-11 from the foul line.

Elsewhere: Host Morgan State (10-10, 6-2 MEAC) earned a 58-48 victory over Florida A&M, outscoring the Rattlers (12-7, 5-4) by five points in each half. The Bears have won eight of their past 10 games. Corin Adams had a game-high 17 points for Morgan State. Christian Rateree scored nine for Florida A&M.

Honor: Maryland senior guard Lori Bjork was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team as voted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Bjork leads the Terrapins in 3-pointers with 61 and has led the team in scoring in seven games. She has a 3.9 grade-point average as she works toward her master's degree in kinesiology.

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