Logan scores 12; Siena routed by No. 8 Maryland
Siena’s season goal remains winning the MAAC championship and
earning a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Even with players like Alyssa Thomas waiting if they get
Thomas had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for her third
career triple-double to lead No. 8 Maryland to a 105-49 victory
over Siena on Monday night.
Brianna Logan scored 12 for the Saints (4-4), who kept it close
for most of the first half before wearing down after the break in
by far their most lopsided loss of the season.
”It definitely challenged us a lot and could help us in when we
win the MAAC and make it to the NCAAs and have to face a team like
that,” she said. ”It prepares us for the future.”
Siena had not allowed more than 70 points in a game before
Monday, and entered leading the MAAC in limiting opponents to
around 62 points per game – a mark Maryland (9-1) reached with
Laurin Mincy scored 21 points for Maryland and Brene Moseley
added 13 – season highs for both – as six Terps scored in double
figures in Maryland’s eighth straight victory.
The Saints resume their schedule after final exams with a home
game against Binghamton on Dec. 21 before beginning conference play
at Iona eight days later.
Coach Ali Jaques hopes the trial-by-fire helps her team entering
the MAAC season.
”For us, in rebuilding this program and taking it to the next
level, we want to play against the best teams in the country and we
want to challenge ourselves,” Jaques said. ”And I think we got
Helped by Thomas, a forward, playing as a distributor, the Terps
had 30 assists while shooting 60 percent (39 for 65) from the floor
and, 67 percent (10 of 15) from 3-point range.
Siena, meanwhile, shot just 28 percent (14 of 50) from the floor
and 32 percent (7 of 22) from beyond the arc, while being
”They certainly can push pace and they’re extremely athletic
and that’s how they’re built, and they’ve also got the bigs that
can rebound to be able to do that,” Jaques said. ”You can’t run
if you don’t rebound, and they do a really, really nice job of
After trailing 16-2 early, the Saints put together a 10-2 run
capped by Logan’s 3-pointer from the left wing to cut it to
Later, Clara Sole Anglada twice cut Siena’s deficit to nine with
3s, the latter making it 32-23.
”I think we definitely attacked and we didn’t show any fear,”
Logan said. ”We definitely rebounded. We weren’t afraid at
But Maryland responded with a 24-3 run that stretched into the
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough’s inside basket off Lexie Brown’s feed
made it 48-26 at halftime and Thomas, who grabbed 10 of her 13
rebounds after halftime, hit a turnaround jumper on a putback that
made it 56-26.
Siena’s Meghan Donahue finally answered with an inside basket on
the Saints’ next possession, ending a stretch of 9:47 without a
But Maryland kept pouring it on, stretching the lead beyond 40
on Moseley’s two free throws to make it 73-32, and beyond 50 when
Walker-Kimbrough’s jumper made it 89-38.