Fry leads first-half surge as UMBC beats Boston U. 62-40

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BOSTON (AP)—Justin Fry scored the first five points of a 15-0 first-half run and Maryland-Baltimore County led for the final 37 minutes to cruise to a 62-40 victory over Boston University on Tuesday night.

UMBC held BU without a field goal for almost 11 minutes to take control of the game that lifted them into sole possession of first place in the America East conference. BU’s Terriers, playing their second straight game without injured leading scorer Corey Lowe, scored their fewest points in a game this season.

The Retrievers (12-7, 5-2 AEC) led by as many as 17 points in the first half, saw BU close to within eight in the second half and then broke the game open as the Terriers (5-13, 2-4) went the final 6:37 without a point.

Fry, a surprise starter who played just 15 minutes, scored all 12 of his points in the first half, just missing his career high of 14.

Cavell Johnson, removed from the starting lineup in favor of Fry, came off the bench with 13 points and five rebounds and Darryl Proctor had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Tyler Morris had 12 points and John Holland 11 and eight rebounds for the Terriers. With Lowe sidelined by a leg injury, BU shot just 25 percent from the floor, 18 percent in the first half. It was their seventh loss in their last nine games.

UMBC, a 41 percent 3-point shooting team coming in, was just 2-for-17 from 3-point range and scored 15 points under its season average. The Retrievers, who came in second in the nation in fewest turnovers per game (10), had only seven Tuesday.

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