Teams: American (2-0) at UMBC (1-2)
Date and Location: Wednesday, November 20, 5 p.m. - RAC Arena, Baltimore, Md.
The American University women's basketball team will look to remain undefeated to open the year when it heads to UMBC on Wednesday, November 20 at 5 p.m.
American (2-0) posted consecutive victories to open the season for the first time since 2008-09 when it went 3-0. Four players scored in double-figures for the second straight game. Arron Zimmerman had a career day with 15 points and matching career mark with eight rebounds. Alexis Dobbs added 14 points, shooting 50 percent from both the field and three-point range, with six assists. The Eagles tallied 10 three-pointers for the second straight contest and shot 44.8 percent from the field for the game.
Dobbs leads American this year averaging 17.5 ppg with 5.5 apg. The senior has shot 60.0 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc. Zimmerman has notched 13.0 ppg with 5.5 rpg. The pair also leads the team with 2.0 spg this season. Sarah Kiely leads the team with 9.5 rpg. As a team, American has shot 40.4 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from beyond the arc.
UMBC (1-2) opened its 2013-14 campaign with a 59-50 win over Eastern but has dropped each of its last two games to Coppin State, 78-62, and UMES, 68-45. Sara Tarbert led the team with 25 points and nine rebounds against UMES with Amanda Hagaman registering 17 points and eight boards. The Retrievers shot 36.2 percent from the field in the loss and went 1-of-14 from three-point range.
Tarbert, the reigning America East Rookie of the Week, is averaging 20.3 ppg and 8.0 rpg to open the year. Emily Russo is second on the team with 8.7 ppg and 3.7 rpg while Bridget O'Donnell leads UMBC with 5.0 rpg, also adding 7.3 ppg and 2.0 bpg.
American recorded its largest offensive output of the year when it played the Retrievers last season, picking up a 85-57 win in Bender Arena. The Eagles shot 54.2 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc. Jen Dumiak led American with 21 points and five rebounds.