After looking like a serious competitor following their first three conference games the women’s basketball team was blown out in three straight home games and looked like a bottom dweller of the America East. But after a flat effort in a blowout by Vermont to conclude their home-stand the women’s basketball team traveled to Boston U to take on the 5-1 (America East Record) Boston Terriers (9-9 overall) and walked out with a big win, 65-63.
With just under two minutes left sophomore guard Katie Brooks hit a three point shot to give UMBC a two point lead. Boston U missed their next four shots but cut UMBC’s lead to one point with a free throw with 24 seconds left.
At that time the Terriers fouled UMBC on each possession and they made four of six free throws to give UMBC the two point win.
Boston University matched UMBC’s total three-pointers, and made two more field goals, but missed seven free throws in the game.
For UMBC Chelsea Barker made her second straight start and this time moved Michele Brokans out of the starting lineup. This move pushed Carlee Cassidy to the point-guard, and she thrived. She made five three-pointers and three free throws for a game high 18 points, and dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds in her new role.
Tope Obajolu continues on her stretch of great games with 15 points, six rebounds, and two blocks. She also only allowed Boston U to score 16 points in the paint.
Katie Brooks, Erin Brown, and Michelle Kurowski each added seven points. Brooks and Brown also had five rebounds each.