Archive for the ‘Women’s Basketball’ Category
C- Topé Obajolu (6.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, .459 FG%)
F- Erin Brown (11.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, .451 FG%)
G- Carlee Cassidy (13.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg)
G- Michelle Kurowski (17.7 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2. apg)
G- Katie Brooks (6.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.3 apg)
C- Chrissy Robinson (2.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.000 FG%)
F- Kim Browning (0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.2 bpg)
G- Chelsea Barker (6.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, .538 FG%)
G- Michele Brokans (1.0 ppg, 2.5 apg, 1.3 rpg)
It was two unlikely heroes that came up big for UMBC to break a half time deficit and walk away with a win. Topé Obajolu recorded a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Chelsea Barker was tied for a team high in points with 15 to go with five rebounds in the game.
C- Topé Obajolu (5.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, .500 FG%)
F- Erin Brown (11.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 spg)
G- Carlee Cassidy (13.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg)
G- Michelle Kurowski (19.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.0 apg)
G- Katie Brooks (7.0 ppg, 4.0 apg, 4.0 rpg)
F- Chrissy Robinson (2.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.000 FG%)
F- Kim Browning (0.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.3 bpg)
G- Chelsea Barker (3.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.3 apg)
G- Michele Brokans (0.8 ppg, 2.8 apg, 1.4 rpg)
For the second time in three weeks sophomore guard Michelle Kurowski won the America East women’s player of the week award.
During the week the team won a pair of games and she averaged a team-high 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. She shot 44.8% from the field (13-28) and 87.5% from the charity stripe (14-16). She also recorded four assists and four steals in the two games.
Michelle Kurowski played all 40 minutes of the game and scored a game high 29 points in a 68-63 win on the road over Bucknell. She also led the team with three steals and was tied for first on the team with seven rebounds. She shot 50.0% from the field going 9-18 including 1-4 from three point range. She also went 10-12 from the free throw line.
C- Topé Obajolu (5.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, .526 FG%)
F- Meghan Colabella (11.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.3 bpg)
G- Carlee Cassidy (13.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.0 apg)
G- Michelle Kurowski (17.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 3.5 apg)
G- Katie Brooks (5.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.0 apg)
C- Chrissy Robinson (2.3 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 1.000 FG%)
F- Erin Brown (13.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .525 FG%)
G- Chelsea Barker (3.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .333 FG%)
G- Michele Brokans (1.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.3 apg)
It was almost a guaranteed overtime situation for the Retrievers as Towson broke their four point led with under 30 seconds to go and the game tied at 72 with just six second left.
After a half court inbound in Michelle Brokans, who them made her way into the paint, Phil Stern called an immediate time out with nearly no time take off the clock, leaving UMBC with a few ticks of the clock to get one shot off.
C- Topé Obajolu (5.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, .571 FG%)
F- Meghan Colabella (10.3 ppg, 9.7 rpg, .480 FG%)
G- Carlee Cassidy (13.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.3 apg)
G- Michelle Kurowski (18.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.6 apg)
G- Katie Brooks (6.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.6 apg)
F- Erin Brown (12.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .552 FG%)
F- Chrissy Robinson (3.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.000 FG%)
G- Michele Brokans (0.7 ppg, 2.0 apg, 1.6 apg)
F- Kandace Davis (4.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, .545 FG%)
F- Haliena Snowden (4.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.0 spg)
G- Omara Parker (6.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.6 apg)
G- Simona Petronyte (3.0 ppg, 1.0 apg, .250 FG%)
G- Shanae Baker-Brice (21.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.6 apg)
F- Jessica Haywood (7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, .700 FG%)
F- Dovile Miliauskaite (1.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.3 spg)
G- Charmonique Watt (8.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.0 spg)
Last year when these two teams met the Retrievers walked away with a one point win. But that was in the RAC. While it is not a far drive at all, the women’s basketball team still has major problems on the road. Last season they lost by over 20.0 ppg and this season they lost their first road game by 22 points. While Michelle Kurowski is at the cusp of breaking out to that star level, and Carlee Cassidy is already there, the duo has to get things done on the road. It seems that when one has a good night the other struggled and if they both do well the rest of the team struggles. That has to stop and the entire team has to come together to get that much needed road win. So far this year Towson lost a game to Big East powerhouse West Virginia, but have solid home wins against Winthrop and North Carolina A&T since.
If UMBC wants to even their record this is a good opportunity. Towson is a decent team but not a team they are outmatched by in any stretch of the imagination. But they have to learn to win on the road and again, this is a good chance to get one.
Last season the road was not pleasent for UMBC women’s basketball team. They lost by over 20.0 ppg in the 2008-09 season and this year they lost by 22 points in there first road game. It looked to be a good road trip for the women’s basketball team as they led by 8-1 in the fist four minutes, but St. Joseph’s went on an 11-2 run to get the lead, which they never lost.
While the first half was close and UMBC was in striking distance at 34-31 in the Hawk’s favor, the Retrievers were outscored 43-24 in the sedon hald to lose by 22 points.
Sophomore point guard Katie Brooks came just one rebound away from a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds.
Tied for team high in points was Carlee Cassidy, who had five rebounds and four assist to her 12 point performance, and Erin Brown who had 12 points and five rebounds off the bench.
Michelle Kurowski added 11 points with four assists to keep her streak of game scoring in double-digits alive at three to start the season, four if you include last season’s quarter final game against Binghamton.
Only two other Retrievers scored in the game. Meghan Colabella, who’s last two games were double-double’s had a decent game with six points and seven rebounds, while Topé Obajolu scored two points.
Despite the Retrievers solid play for two games this season, they do have a losing record at 1-2, and will try to even it out and overcome their road woes with a trip up I-95 to Towson on Tuesday, Novembr 24 at 7:00 pm.
C- Topé Obajolu (7.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, .583 FG%)
F- Meghan Colabella (12.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.0 bpg)
G- Carlee Cassidy (13.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg)
G- Michelle Kurowski (21.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, .560 FG%)
G- Katie Brooks (3.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.5 apg)
F- Chrissy Robinson (4.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.000 FG%)
F- Erin Brown (12.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, .625 FG%)
G- Michele Brokans (1.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 apg)
St. Joseph’s (0-2):
C- Ashley Logue (2.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.0 spg)
F- Dominique Bryant (2.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 spg)
G- Mariame Djouara (9.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 spg)
G- Amy Gillespie (10.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.5 spg)
G- Ashley Prim (4.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 apg)
F- Brittany Ford (13.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, .429 FG%)
G- Katie Kuester (3.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.5 spg)
G- Michelle Baker (3.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 spg)
G- Shelby Smith (7.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 2.0 apg)
The women’s basketball team may have looked good in their first two games this year, but tomorrow they will be taking a big challenge, their first road game of the season. While it may not seem that hard since St. Joseph’s is 0-2 and have struggled to score this season, UMBC lost by an average of 20.0 ppg on the road last year, even against poor teams. St. Joseph’s may be off to a bad start but they are better than an 0-2 record suggest. But expect road improvement. Michelle Kurowski and Carlee Cassidy may be the toughest 1-2 punch at this level of basketball while Meghan Colabella has been unstoppable in the first two games.