No. 8 Maryland 114, CS Bakersfield 83
Benefiting from their height advantage, No. 8 Maryland defeated
CS-Bakersfield 114-83 on Saturday afternoon.
Maryland (7-0) had 25 offensive rebounds that resulted in a 35-5
advantage in second-chance points.
”Our girls fought really hard,” CS-Bakersfield coach Greg
McCall said. ”We knew they were going to pound us inside, but we
did a good job of attacking.
”I was very proud of their effort. We’ll take this is a great
learning experience as we move on with our season.”
Lauren Carter and Tyonnna Outland scored 15 points each to lead
CS-Bakersfield (2-4) overcame a 14-point first half deficit and
got within one after a 20-8 spurt during a 4:32 stretch. Kristine
Herman’s jumper with 7:25 remaining capped the run and reduced
Maryland’s lead to 34-33.
”When we got to one, our adrenaline was really up,” Carter
said. ”We did a good job of coming back, but they were too strong
and made it a point to keep going inside against us.”
The Terrapins withstood the Roadrunners’ surge and outscored
CS-Bakersfield, 11-2, in the final 3:54 of the first half. Tianna
Hawkins scored six straight points during the run, and her lay-up
with five seconds remaining gave Maryland a 53-41 lead at
Maryland was never threatened in the second half as the
Terrapins increased their lead to 72-52 on Alyssa Thomas’ two free
throws with 14:41 remaining.
Alicia DeVaughn’s short jumper with 5:17 remaining gave the
Terrapins their first 30-point lead at 99-69.
Laurin Mincy scored 23 points to lead the Terrapins, and Hawkins
finished with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and had 10 rebounds.
Brene Mosley scored all of her 17 points in the second half for the
Terrapins. Six Maryland players finished in double figures.
The win was Maryland’s second within 24 hours in the Terrapins’
two-game set in Miami. Maryland defeated Florida International,
84-52, on Friday night.
”I was concerned coming in but it didn’t impact us at all,
given the type of depth that we have,” Maryland coach Brenda Frese
said of her team’s two games in a short span. ”It’s great for us
to be in these types of environments because we’re going to face
this in ACC (tournament) play.”
CS-Bakersfield will conclude its two-game set in Miami against
Florida International on Sunday afternoon.