No. 8 Maryland 114, CS Bakersfield 83

A quick turnaround seems to favor No. 8 Maryland, which routed

CS–Bakersfield 114-83 on Saturday with its largest margin of

victory in nearly six years.

Laurin Mincy scored 23 points to lead the Terrapins, who beat

Florida International on Friday night in the first two games in the

last 24 hours.

”What we get out of these two games is we can play having a

quick turnaround,” Mincy said.

The margin of victory was Maryland’s largest since a 118-59 rout

of Appalachian State on Dec. 1, 2005.

The Terrapins (7-0) withstood a run by CS-Bakersfield midway

through the first half and outscored the Roadrunners 11-2 in the

final 3:54. Tianna Hawkins scored six points in a row during the

spurt, and her layup with 5 seconds remaining gave Maryland a 53-41

halftime lead.

Hawkins finished with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and had 10

rebounds. Brene Mosley scored all 17 of her points in the second

half for the Terrapins (7-0). Six Maryland players finished in

double figures

”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 quick games. ”It’s great for us to be in

these types of environments, because we’re going to face this in

ACC (tournament) play.”

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.

Tyonnna Outland and Lauren Carter scored 15 points apiece for

CS-Bakersfield (2-4).

”Our girls fought really hard,” CSU Bakersfield coach Greg

McCall said. ”We knew they were going to pound us inside, but we

did a good job of attacking.”

Alicia DeVaughn’s short jumper with 5:17 remaining gave the

Terrapins their first 30-point lead at 99-69.

”With our balanced scoring right now it’s going to be difficult

who you’re going to defend,” Frese said.

Maryland had 25 offensive rebounds that resulted in a 35-5

advantage in second chance points.

”We saw that we had the advantage with the size, and we had to

attack the glass,” Hawkins said. ”It really worked for us.”

CS-Bakersfield 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.”

Lynetta Kizer scored six points, and Mincy hit two 3-pointers

that sparked the Terrapins to a 14-4 lead in the first 4:04.

Mincy’s third 3-pointer of the half with 13:21 remaining increased

Maryland’s lead to 23-9.

”As a team we did a great job of warming up earlier,” Mincy

said. ”My teammates found me and had me in the right spots to be

successful.”