Terriers lose 110-53 to No. 8 Terps in semis

Jordan Frazier has grown into Wofford’s top offensive threat in

her sophomore season.

And after scoring 19 points in an 110-53 loss to No. 8 Maryland

Saturday in the Terrapin Classic semifinals, she proved she can be

that threat against anyone.

”She’s fearless,” said Wofford coach Edgar Farmer of the

guard, who is now averaging more than 14 points per game, 10 more

than last season. ”We knew that she was going to keep playing

hard. And when she saw the ball go in early, I knew she was going

to keep going.”

It wasn’t nearly enough against the Terrapins (11-1), who scored

their most points in seven years and posted their largest margin of

victory this season behind Alyssa Thomas’ second triple-double in

three games.

Wofford sank to its fifth straight loss during a six-game trip

away from home, and has lost 17 straight road contests dating back

to last December.

The Terriers (2-9) Sunday will play Howard, which lost to the

College of Charleston in the other semifinal.

”I thought our team competed and played very hard today, and

that’s all you can ask,” said Farmer, whose team features nine

freshmen and sophomores. ”It’s about the process. It’s about the

journey. And that’s what we focus on.”

For Maryland, Thomas scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and

added 10 assists for the fourth triple-double of her career.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough tied a career high with 17 points and hit

a career-high four 3-pointers. And Tierney Pfirman and Brene

Moseley each added 14 points.

”We came in expecting–not to lose–but that it was going to be

a tough game,” Frazier said. ”And I think we just wanted to

execute our stuff and play good defense. We didn’t always do that,

as you can see, but that’s what we wanted.”

Frazier scored 13 points before halftime, including Wofford’s

first seven of the contest. But by the time she hit a pair of free

throws to cap that early stretch, Maryland had already jumped out

to a double-digit lead helped by Walker-Kimbrough’s first

3-pointer.

Walker-Kimbrough hit two more in a 9-1 spurt that stretched it

to 35-17, and her last, off a kickout feed from Brene Moseley, made

it 56-28 to cap a 12-0 half-ending run and end any hopes of a

Wofford comeback.

It was more of the same after halftime, with Thomas hitting an

inside basket and assisting on a pair of transition layups as the

Terps stretched the lead to 40 at 70-30.

The Terps later pushed it to 50 when Sequoia Austin’s 3-pointer

made it 85-35, and Thomas got her key 10th assist inside the final

two minutes with a feed to Pfirman, prompting a late substitution

and a reality check for Wofford’s worn-down defense.

”All of her points were discrete,” Frazier said of Thomas.

”When she came out of the game and I saw how many points she

scored, I was like, `I don’t remember any of that.’ She’s pretty

good.”