Walker-Kimbrough leads Maryland to 89-53 win over

BY foxsports • January 27, 2016

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 25 points to help No. 5 Maryland rout Penn State 89-53 on Wednesday night.

Brionna Jones scored 17 points and added 12 rebounds for the Terrapins who won their sixth straight game.

Unbeaten on the road so far this season, Maryland (18-2, 7-1 Big Ten) looked right at home inside Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. The Terrapins made 8 of 13 field goals to open a 21-12 first-quarter lead. Most of those makes rolled off the fingertips of Walker-Kimbrough who found her shot immediately. She had 12 points in the first quarter and 17 in the first half.

She made five of her first six shots for 12 first-quarter points and finished the first half with 17. Maryland led 39-24 at halftime but not before a Penn State surge that saw the Nittany Lions tie the game early in the second quarter. Four Penn State players combined to lead a 9-0 run to pull to a 21-21 tie four minutes in. But the Terrapins took the lead for good on a pair of Brianna Fraser free throws moments later. Fraser's makes sparked Maryland after a sluggish second-quarter start and the Terrapins took control with an 18-3 run. Maryland never trailed.

Lindsey Spann led Penn State with 14 points while Teniya Page added 10 for the Nittany Lions who couldn't pull out of their cold-shooting slump as the third quarter began.

Meanwhile, Jones dominated down low with Penn State forward Whitted in foul trouble. Jones scored in the paint on back-to-back possessions prompting Penn State coach Coquese Washington to send Whitted back out. Jones added another basket to push Maryland's lead to 48-26.

The Terrapins extended that to as many as 39 points with 3:42 to play when Tierney Pfirman hit a jumper. Walker-Kimbrough played just 11 minutes in the second half and finished one point shy of her career-high 26 points.


Maryland: While Penn State owns a 14-11 edge in the series, it has been one-sided in Maryland's favor lately. The Terrapins won their third straight game against the Nittany Lions and are unbeaten against them since joining the Big Ten.

Penn State: The 39-point deficit was the Nittany Lions' biggest margin of defeat so far this season. Their previous was a 22-point loss to No. 20 South Florida on Dec. 6.


No. 5 Maryland hosts Indiana on Saturday.

Penn State hosts Purdue on Saturday.