UML Women Get Road Win
BALTIMORE -- Behind a career-high 24 points from Brianna Rudolph, the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team picked up its first America East road victory since 2015 with a 67-55 win at UMBC on Saturday afternoon.
Rudolph scored 20 points in the first half, including the River Hawks’ (6-11, 2-2) first 12 points of the second quarter to lead all scorers. The guard set her personal best with a bucket late in the fourth to give the visitors a 60-53 lead.
The Retrievers (7-9, 0-3) were held scoreless for the final 3:41, and a Bri Stiers traditional three-point play iced the win and gave UMass Lowell its largest lead of the contest with 2:08 to play.
“I’m just really happy for the ladies. I’m proud and we followed our game plan,” UML head coach Tom Garrick said. “We wanted to take advantage of them inside and out in transition. We had two really good efforts from our seniors and that’s what carried us through.”
The River Hawks opened the contest on 5-2 run after UMBC opened the scoring, and built a 12-7 lead following a Rudolph three-pointer.
In the final seconds of the first quarter, Katie McKie extended the lead to 19-13, but UMBC’s O’Lesheya Braxton drained a three from half court as the buzzer sounded.