HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton used a record shooting effort from behind the arc to beat Maryland Baltimore County 75-47 at the HU Convocation Center Saturday evening.
The Lady Pirates (7-1) hit a school-record 14 3-pointers, beating their previous record of 12 against South Carolina State in the quarterfinals of last season’s MEAC Tournament. Hampton went 14-for-31 from behind the arc, 45.2 percent.
Senior guard Jericka Jenkins led Hampton with 26 points – 20 of which came in the second half – and 10 assists for her first double-double of the season. Jenkins went 5-for-8 from 3-point range.
Senior guard Choicetta McMillian poured in 21 points, tying her career high with seven 3-pointers on the night. Sophomore forward Alyssa Bennett recorded her second double-double of the season, tying her career high with 11 points, while adding a team-high 10 rebounds.
Bennett also had five steals.
UMBC scored the last nine points of the game, but the Lady Pirates still held their fourth straight opponent under 50 points.
The Lady Pirates shot 43.3 percent (26-for-60) from the floor, while also making nine of their 12 free throws. Hampton held a 48-38 advantage in rebounds, and the Lady Pirates scored 23 points off of 15 Retriever turnovers.
UMBC (5-5) shot just 27.9 percent (17-for-61) from the floor, hitting just four of its 15 3-pointers. The Retrievers also struggled at the free throw line, going just 9-for-17 (52.9 percent) from the charity stripe.
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