Obajolu’s Career High and Kurowski’s 22 Isn’t Enough As UMBC Women’s Basketball Falls To New Hampshire, 77-67

January 17, 2010 |

There may not be a player in the America East on a bigger hot streak that Tope Obajolu. After scoring in double figures in two of the three conference games, with eight coming in the third, while playing top notch defense, she added another great game with a career-high 18 points with six rebounds against New Hampshire, while holding her Center counterpart, Rachel Fowler, to just four points in the game.

Sophomore sensation Michelle Kurowski also added a fine game with a game-high 22 points but their efforts were not enough as UMBC fell to the Wildcats 77-67.

After going 8-of-12 and getting out to a four point lead 10 minutes into the game, UMBC really started to struggle as they were then outscored 23-6 in the final 10 minutes to go into the half down by 13 points.

In an effort to come back Carlee Cassidy scored all 12 of her points from the floor (she added three free throws in the game giving her 15 total) in the first 10 minutes of the second half, but New Hampshire was able to just wind the clock down on each possession and eventually pulled away on six straight free throws in the final minute of the game.