Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC women's basketball begins a two-game road trip in New York against Binghamton on Wednesday night. The Retrievers are looking for their first America East victory and first win in the month of January against the Bearcats after falling 67-55 to UMass Lowell on Saturday to fall to 7-9, 0-3 AE.
Binghamton Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (7-9, 0-3 AE) at Binghamton Bearcats (6-10, 1-2 AE)
Where: Event Center - Vestal, N.Y.
When: Wednesday, January 16 - 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live stream on ESPN3, live stats at BUBearcats.com
Social Media: @UMBCwbb, @UMBCAthletics, #WE, #AEHoops
Scouting the Retrievers:
-The Retrievers are looking to snap a four-game losing streak against the Bearcats after falling to UMass Lowell 67-55 on Saturday afternoon. Three Retrievers hit double figures led by 15 from Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist), but the River Hawks got career games from Bri Rudolph (24 pts) and Katherine Smith (20 pts) to hold off UMBC.
-Sophomore Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) leads the team in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.5 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. Oliver is the only other Retrievers in double figures at 10.9 ppg. Dominika Skrocka (Moscow, Russia) leads the team from deep, shooting 40 percent from three, tops in the America East.
Scouting the Bearcats:
-The Bearcats enter the matchup with the Retrievers at 6-10, 1-2 AE on the year, losing their most recent contest 65-56 against Stony Brook on Saturday. The Seawolves used a 25-5 second quarter to distance themselves, holding off a furious second half rally by the Bearcats.
-Rebecca Carmody leads a trio of Bearcats who averaging double digits at 13.4 ppg. She is also the team's leading rebounder at 7.6 per contest. Kai Moon is scoring at an 11.1 ppg clip while Carly Boland is just over 10 ppg at 10.4. Binghamton is averaging just under 60 points per game giving up 67.2 ppg to opponents.
-This will be the 34th all-time meeting between the two teams with the Bearcats holding a 21-12 advantage in the series. Binghamton has won five of the last six, including a season sweep last year.
-The last Retriever win came in 2017 in Baltimore. The last win in New York was on January 28, 2015. Current assistant coach Taylor McCarley dropped 24 points on the Bearcats, going 11-17 from the line.
Moore Where That Came From:
-Junior captain Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) has seen a rise in her play since being inserted into the starting lineup on December 9. In that stretch, she has three double digit scoring performances coming in three of the last four games. She is shooting a career best 37 percent from three and 35 percent from the floor this year, averaging 8.8 ppg.
-Current Binghamton head coach Bethann Shapiro Ord is in her first year with the Bearcats, but is no stranger to the America East. She was a former Retriever, playing for UMBC from 1986-89, serving as a captain her senior year.
-The Retrievers continue their New York road swing at UAlbany on Saturday, Jan. 19. Tip-off with the Great Danes is set for 2 p.m. on ESPN3.