No. 6 Maryland routs Niagara 96-64 for first road win
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Destiny Slocum scored 25 points and dished out seven assists to lead No. 6 Maryland over Niagara 96-64 on Sunday.
Maryland scored on seven of its first eight possessions to build a 16-2 early lead and never looked back. Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough each scored 16 points for the Terrapins (4-0).
Though they failed to score 100 points for the first time this season, the Terrapins were efficient on offense, shooting 53.7 percent from the field and making a season-high 11 3-pointers on 26 attempts (42.3 percent). They assisted on 26 of 36 field goals and scored 24 points off 18 Niagara turnovers.
Niagara's 64 points were the most allowed by a Maryland opponent this season. Victoria Rampado led the Purple Eagles (1-3) with 24 points and five rebounds.
Maryland can dominate in an another gym as well as its own. After winning their first three games at home by an average of 55 points, the Terrapins rolled to another blowout win in their road opener. Maryland went 17-2 in road and neutral games last season.
Maryland continues its four-game road trip at the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, playing its first ranked opponent, No. 18 Arizona State, on Friday, and Washington State on Saturday. A showdown with No. 5 Louisville looms on Dec. 1.
Niagara visits Cleveland State on Wednesday.