No. 14 Maryland Capitalizes On Sharp Shooting In Win Over Women's Basketball
The 14th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team used sharp shooting to down the Loyola University Maryland, 114-45, Monday night at XFINITY Center.
Freshman Izzy Therien recorded double digits in scoring for the sixth time in her collegiate career, leading the Greyhounds (2-8 overall) with 13 points. Sophomore Stephanie Karcz led Loyola in rebounding, with a game-high eight rebounds, while junior Ashley Hunter added six boards.
Five Terrapins reached double figures in points for Maryland (10-2), including Blair Watson, who finished with a game-high 24 points.
Maryland used sharp shooting to pull away from the Greyhounds early on. Therien knocked in the first points of the contest, but three of the Terrapins’ first six baskets came from downtown, giving Maryland a 15-4 advantage just over six minutes into play.
Therien, who scored Loyola’s first six points, briefly halted Maryland’s run, but the Terrapins scored eight of the next 10 to extend their lead to 25-8 early by the 9:10 mark of the second quarter. Maryland ultimately shot 73.7 percent from the field in the third quarter, hitting 14 of 19 shots, to pull ahead 54-20 at the halftime break.
Maryland didn’t slow down in the second half, as it ended the game shooting 61.3 percent, going 46-for-75 from the field, including hitting 10-of-17 3-pointers (58.8 percent). The Greyhounds were only able to convert 18 of 61 attempts through the game, and hit just four of 24 from long range.
Loyola will now break for exams before heading to Delaware for a 1 p.m. game on Friday, Dec. 22.