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Women’s Basketball vs. Towson Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (1-2):
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)

Key Reserves:
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)

Towson (2-1)
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)

Key Reserves:
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.


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