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

the Roadrunners.

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.