No. 21 Maryland 72, Towson 47

BY foxsports • November 19, 2010

Diandra Tchatchouang had 12 points and nine rebounds, Alyssa Thomas and Tianna Hawkins each scored 10, and No. 21 Maryland never trailed in a 72-45 victory over Towson on Thursday night.

The win was doubly satisfying for the Terrapins (2-1) because it came on the heels of an eight-point loss to No. 13 Georgetown and provided a measure of revenge for a 67-55 defeat at Towson last season.

Maryland does not have a senior on the roster, but the Terrapins were taller and quicker than Towson, and they used that advantage to finish with a 45-24 rebounding edge and 17 steals.

Deree Fooks scored 13 and Krystal Parnell had nine points for the Tigers (1-2), who committed 28 turnovers.

Towson managed to stay within striking distance until a 9-0 Maryland run made it 44-33 with 11:16 left.

Laurin Mincy started the decisive spurt with a 3-pointer. Thomas and Tchatchouang added layups, and Thomas gave the Terrapins their first double-digit lead with a runner in the lane.

Eight different players scored for Maryland during a sloppy first half that ended with the Terrapins up 29-26. The teams combined for 24 baskets and 25 turnovers, including 13 by the Tigers.

Maryland built a 21-15 lead thanks largely to an 18-7 rebounding advantage. But Towson stayed close behind Fooks, who scored eight points on 4-for-8 shooting.

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