No. 10 Maryland 82, Towson 46
Towson dared No. 10 Maryland to shoot from the outside, and the
Terrapins were only too happy to comply.
The result was not exactly what Tigers coach Joe Mathews had in
Freshman Brene Moseley scored 26 points, Laurin Mincy had 15 and
the Terrapins dominated ends of the court in an 82-46 victory
During an emotional win over then-No. 10 Georgetown on Sunday,
Maryland dominated the paint. So Mathews decided to protect the
”They’re big, long and athletic,” Mathews said of the Terps.
”We knew coming in they were willing to shoot the 3, and we wanted
to see if they could consistently make it. There isn’t a lot of
history yet with (Moseley) at this point, and obviously she proved
that she can.”
The Tigers limited star forward Alyssa Thomas to 14 points, but
guards Moseley, Mincy and Anjale Barrett totaled 52.
”You’ve got to pick your poison,” Mathews said. ”We really
tried to focus on taking Thomas out as much as we could and pack it
in as much as we could.”
The Terrapins (3-0) went 8 for 16 from beyond the arc, led by
Moseley (4 for 6) and Mincy (2 for 3).
”We had an inside game against Georgetown, and showed our
outside game tonight with our guard play,” Maryland coach Brenda
Frese said. ”We really clicked well on the perimeter tonight. This
team can be very dangerous if we’re able to put all these pieces
together and have an inside, outside game.”
The Terrapins shot 58 percent from the field, limited the Tigers
to 27 percent shooting and finished with a 48-30 rebounding
advantage. Maryland used a 16-point run to take a 39-15 lead with
five minutes left in the first half and coasted to the finish.
Moseley, a 5-foot-7 guard, went 10 for 15 from the floor and
made all five of her free throws. Moseley missed her entire senior
season in high school after tearing a ligament in her right knee,
and although she wears a brace on the court, it’s apparent she’s
made a full recovery.
”I was just taking what they were giving me,” she said. ”They
left me open, so I just had the opportunity to knock it down.”
Deree Fooks and Nyree Williams each scored eight points for
Towson (1-1). The Tigers beat Maryland in 2009, but lost to the
Terrapins 74-42 last season and are 0-9 in College Park.
Despite committing turnovers on its first two possessions,
Towson kept it close for nearly six minutes. Maryland then used
successive 3-pointers by Moseley and Mincy to go up 13-7, and
minutes later Kim Rodgers connected from beyond the arc to push the
margin to 10.
It was 23-15 before the Terrapins rattled off 16 consecutive
points, a burst that included a pair of 3-pointers by Moseley and
two baskets by Thomas. At that point, Maryland was 15 for 24 from
the floor, including 6 for 8 from long range.