Alyssa Thomas scored 16 points and Lynetta Kizer added 12 to
help No. 21 Maryland rout American 78-52 on Sunday for Brenda
Frese’s 200th victory as the Terrapins coach.
Anjale Barrett scored 11 points for Maryland (3-1), which
improved to 15-1 all-time against the Eagles (2-2). Frese, in her
ninth season, reached the 200-win milestone faster than any of her
Lisa Strack and Alexis Dobbs led American with 13 points apiece.
The Eagles shot a season-worst 29 percent (17 for 58) from the
floor and made only six of 26 3-point attempts.
Maryland, which won its second consecutive game, took advantage
of the Eagles’ 1 for 11 start from the field and sprinted to a 23-3
lead with 11:51 left in the first half.
Thomas had eight points in the game-opening run as the Terrapins
employed a smothering defense and a strong transition game.
American committed 13 first-half turnovers, leading to 15
Maryland points, and trailed 44-30 at halftime.
The Terrapins shot a season-high 53 percent (32 for 60) from the
field and led by as many as 39 on Kizer’s layup with 11:11