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Despite 29 points from Proctor Men’s Basketball Loses 81-60

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Darryl Proctor Dominated Saint louis yesterday scoring 29 points, the most he’s scored in a UMBC uniform, but it wasn’t enough for a win. After the teams biggest upset ever against Nebraska, UMBC wanted to go into conference play riding a two game win streak, but the Billikans saw that that wouldn’t happen with an 81-60 win.

As expected freshman Chauncey Gilliam replaced Richard Flemming in the starting lineup and scored 10 points, the second most after Proctor. Otherwise the team struggled shooting the ball. Though everybody on the team played they only added a combined 21 points. The team shot 38.2$ from the field and 81.8% from the free throw line, but failed to make a single three point shot while Saint Louis shot extremely well hitting 53.2% of their total shots from the field.

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Written by Corey Johns

December 31, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Women’s Basketball Breaks Three Game Slide with 76-55 win over Rider

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This was Meghan Colabella’s game. She recorded a double double with 15 points but more impressively 20 rebounds, the most since 1999. She did have some help though. Michelle Kurowski scored 18 points, Erin Brown scored 13, and Carlee Cassidy scored 11. rebounding won the game for them. they outrebounded Rider 56-40 largely in part to Colabella’s 20. 12 defensive and 8 offensive. Her performance made her a selection to the all-tournament team. One great thing about the three scheduled tournament this non-conference season is the team is getting a lot of experience playing in something similar to the conference tournament which is what matters. they are now 8-5 going into conference play

Written by Corey Johns

December 31, 2008 at 5:34 am

Appologies

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to my loyal fans who check out my site for not posting the women’s results or a men’s preview…I’ll get the womens results…no point in doing a men’s preview since then already played, I’ve been taking care of some stuff lately.

Written by Corey Johns

December 31, 2008 at 5:24 am

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The Sunday Rant

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Chauncey Gilliam is a star in the making for the men’s basketball team. He was a huge reason for that upset over Nebraska with 21 points and 8 rebounds. But the guy is just a freshman. To do that is simply amazing when you’re a freshman in the America East going up against a big 12 team. That performance may have just put Gilliam in the starting lineup replacing Richard Flemming. All season Flemming has struggled with fouls and he has struggled all around his last two games. the move would make the most since, at least just to try and get a spark from Flemming. there is no denying he’s talented but you have to put your five best guys on the floor every night and right now Gilliam is one of the best. Gilliam would likely play shooting guard moving Darryl Proctor back to the power forward where he played last year and was a first team all-conference selection. It would also move Matt Spadafora back to shooting guard where he played last year at a higher level than he has been this season.

Written by Corey Johns

December 29, 2008 at 5:49 am

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Women’s Basketball vs. Rider Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (7-4):
F- Meghan Colabella (8.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.6bpg)
F- Erin Brown (7.8ppg, 5.1rpg, .475 FG%)
G- Carlee Cassidy (24.0ppg, 2.7rpg, .415 FG%)
G- Michelle Kurowski (15.8ppg, 4.8rpg, .451 FG%)
G- Michele Brokans (1.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2.4 Assist-Turnover Ratio)

Key Reserve
G- Katie Brooks (10.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.9apg)

Rider (2-8):
C- Stephanie Wisniewski (5.1ppg, 2.6rpg, .500 FG%)
F- Shaunice Parker (10.3ppg, 7.9rpg, .439 FG%)
G- Amanda Sepulveda (10.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg)
G- Danielle Costantino (2.0ppg, 1.0rpg, .368 FG%)
G- Tammy Meyers (14.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.1apg)

Key Reserve
F- Ashley Anderson (5.9ppg, 4.9rpg, .449 FG%)

UMBC wants to do anything to break a three game slide going into the new year and conference play. But Rider may be 2-8 but they have played top competition and will be more than ready to take on UMBC. It should be interesting to see if what Carlee Cassidy does because great players can single handedly break their teams out of slumps.

Written by Corey Johns

December 29, 2008 at 5:29 am

Posted in Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Loses Third Straight

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Four players scored in double figures but it wasn’t enough in an 83-62 loss. Erin brown lead the team with 15 points followed by Carlee Cassidy with 14 and Meghan Colabella and Michelle Kurowski with 10 each. The problem was rebounding. UMBC was out rebounded 58-37. It also did not help that they shot just 32.4% from the field, 25% from three and 66.7% from the line. Basicalyl ti was not a good night for UMBC and all of it lead to their third loss in a row to drop their record to 7-4 going into their final conference game tomorrow.

Written by Corey Johns

December 29, 2008 at 5:03 am

Women’s Basketball vs. Lousiana Tech Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (7-4):
F- Meghan Colabella (7.9ppg, 6.6rpg, .418FG%)
F- Erin Brown (7.2ppg, 5.2rpg, .457FG%)
G- Carlee Cassidy (24.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg)
G- Michelle Kurowski (16.3ppg, 4.8rpg, .383 3pt%)
G- Michele Brokans (1.5ppg, 3.1apg, 2.7 Assist-to-turnover ratio)

Key Reserve:
G- Katie Brooks (11.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg)

Louisiana Tech (6-5):
F- Adrienne Johnson (13.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.5spg)
F- Shanavia Dowdell (17.4ppg, 9.5rpg, .543FG%, .429 3-pt%, 2.6bpg)
G- Tiawana Pringle (6.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.1spg)
G- Whitney Jones (12/7ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.2apg)
G- Jasmine Bendolph (3.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.6apg)

Key Reserve:
G- Sidney Stewart (5.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.4apg)

Louisiana Tech is an extremely good shooting team Dowdell is an exceptional player that can single handedly carrie her team. I used way more then the three stat categories just to show how good she is. But UMBC can’t be counted out. Cassidy is arguably the best scorer in school history ad has scored 30 points three times this season. Though we lost two straight, Stern will have his girls ready and they will want to turn it around before conference play starts.

Written by Corey Johns

December 28, 2008 at 12:10 am