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

there.

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

14:20 remaining.

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

better tonight.”

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

outrebounded 41-26.

”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

that.”

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

22-17.

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

all.”

But Maryland responded with a 24-3 run that stretched into the

second half.

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

field goal.

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.