Gettysburg Battles UMBC in Exhibition

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BALTIMORE – The Gettysburg College women's basketball team gave Division I foe UMBC all it could handle for a full 40 minutes, but the Retrievers out-scored the Bullets 22-13 in the third quarter to pull away for a 65-51 victory inside the UMBC Event Center Tuesday night.
The game was played as an exhibition for Gettysburg and will not count toward the team's record or statistics. UMBC earned its first victory of the 2018-19 campaign.
Gettysburg, which won the Centennial Conference championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament last season, held its own against UMBC, taking the lead a handful of times in the opening half. Trailing just 14-12 after the opening quarter, the Bullets jumped ahead by four (18-14) with back-to-back three-pointers by freshman Carly Rice (Pennington, N.J./Pennington School) at the start of the second quarter.
Following a bucket by the Retrievers, freshman Tori Yantsos (Rockville, Md./Holy Child) knocked down another three-pointer to give Gettysburg its largest lead of the game at 21-16 with 6:21 to go before halftime.
UMBC capitalized in the paint for a 9-2 run to end the second quarter and walked into the locker room with a 25-23 lead.
After sitting out most of the first half with two fouls, senior guard Emma Dorshimer (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) opened the second half by knocking down her first three-pointer of the game to regain the lead for Gettysburg 26-25. Second-chance opportunities led to UMBC regaining the lead on its next possession, an advantage it would not relinquish.
Dorshimer hit a trio of three-pointers to keep the Bullets close in the quarter, but the Retrievers steadily pulled away with a 10-2 run to end the frame with a 47-36 lead.
 The margin remained above double-figures for the whole of the fourth quarter.
Gettysburg finished 17-of-47 (36.2 percent) from the floor, while UMBC was 25-of-57 (43.9 percent). The Bullets knocked down 10 three-pointers in the contest and held the Retrievers to 1-of-13 from beyond the arc. UMBC held a 33-29 edge in rebounds.
Dorshimer, Yantsos, and freshman Seanna McNamara (Berwyn, Pa./The Episcopal Academy) each finished with nine points to pace the Orange and Blue. Freshman Mackenzie Tinner (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) grabbed  a team-high five rebounds.
Janee'a Summers led UMBC with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Tey'Jah Oliver added 13 points and six rebounds, while Paula Rubio poured in a dozen points.
Gettysburg, which is ranked 19th by, officially kicks off the season at home against No. 11 Messiah College on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.